Horse Racing

11:39 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Omaha Beach won the $300,000 Malibu Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths on opening day at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith a record 217th Grade 1 victory. Smith surpassed the mark set by retired Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey to become thoroughbred racing’s all-time
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7:03 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita is postponing the opening day of its winter-spring meet by two days to Dec. 28 ahead of next week’s forecast that calls for rain. The Southern California racetrack announced its decision on Saturday. It will be the first time since 1973-74 that the meet doesn’t
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1:58 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — With the forecast calling for substantial rain in Southern California next week, Del Mar has canceled Thanksgiving Day racing. Track officials said Saturday that they would shift several of the races from Thursday’s card, including the $100,000 Red Carpet Stakes, to expanded 10-race cards next Saturday
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6:04 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — Santa Anita will race less, if at all, in inclement weather during its winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26, although what factors will decide whether racing occurs in such conditions haven’t been announced. Led by new chairman Gregory Ferraro, the California Horse Racing Board approved
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9:30 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — A fundraising campaign to install an equine MRI at Santa Anita has been successful, and it’s expected to be in place during the troubled track’s winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26. Karen Klawitter, CEO of the Southern California Equine Foundation, said Tuesday the machine which allows
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3:16 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The owners of Maximum Security say they will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit that seeks to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as winner of the Kentucky Derby. Gary West said in a statement Monday that he has authorized his attorneys to file
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11:32 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse
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2:25 AM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Breeders’ Cup has named Drew Fleming president and chief executive officer. The board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Fleming as the replacement for Craig Fravel, who quit after last weekend’s world championships at Santa Anita to join The Stronach Group, which owns several racetracks.
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