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Apr 16

Classic Empire clinches Kentucky Derby spot with Oaklawn win (The Associated Press)

Two-year-old champion Classic Empire recovered from a poor performance his last time out and locked up a Kentucky Derby bid Saturday with a come-from-well-behind win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. Conquest Mo Money, which broke fast…

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Apr 15

Pee Wee Reese the horse wins on Jackie Robinson Day (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Pee Wee Reese won the second race at Santa Anita on the 70th anniversary of his former Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier.

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Apr 12

Harry Connick Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby (The Associated Press)

Harry Connick Jr. knows his way around a racetrack, having watched the horses with his dad at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. The Grammy and Emmy award-winning entertainer will make it to horse racing’s biggest stage next month when he sings …

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Apr 08

Gormley wins $1 million Santa Anita Derby by half-length (The Associated Press)

The trainer and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame member are headed back to the Kentucky Derby together. Gormley won the $1 million Santa Anita Derby by a half-length, while stablemate Royal Mo finished third Saturday in Southern California. In 2005, Sh…

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Apr 08

One For Arthur wins Grand National for the ‘Two Golf Widows’ (The Associated Press)

Belinda McClung and Deborah Thomson bought One For Arthur in 2013 because they wanted an activity to enjoy while their partners were out playing golf.

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Apr 08

Horse racing: One For Arthur wins the 170th Grand National (Reuters)

One For Arthur, ridden by Derek Fox, won the English Grand National, the world’s greatest steeplechase, with a stunning late burst from the final fence at a sun-drenched Aintree on Saturday. The 14-1 winner, trained by Lucinda Russell, claimed the 170…

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Apr 08

Horse racing-One For Arthur wins the 170th Grand National (Reuters)

(Adds details, quotes) LIVERPOOL, England, April 8 (Reuters) – One For Arthur, ridden by Derek Fox, won the English Grand National, the world’s greatest steeplechase, with a stunning late burst from the final fence at a sun-drenched Aintree on Saturda…

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Apr 08

Rare scenes as Sydney Cup stopped halfway through the race (The Associated Press)

One of Australia’s biggest horse races – the Sydney Cup – was abandoned at the halfway point on Saturday in dramatic and controversial scenes after two horses threw their riders and one of the horses died on the track. The 3,200-meter (2-mile) Group 1…

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Apr 07

Blue Grass, Ashland highlight Keeneland’s opening weekend (The Associated Press)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Keeneland begins its 15-day spring meet Friday.

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Apr 06

Off since February, McCraken returns as Blue Grass favorite (The Associated Press)

Ian Wilkes grinned as McCraken bristled during a recent post-workout bath, chalking it up to the colt’s feisty side. The trainer’s grin widened into a smile when the subject turned to the unbeaten horse’s workouts at Keeneland that have shown the upsi…

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Apr 06

Scudamore family aims for belated Grand National success (The Associated Press)

For a family so steeped in British horse-racing history, the Scudamores have been stumped more times than they care to remember in the most famous race of them all: The Grand National. Since the great Michael Scudamore won the grueling steeplechase ab…

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Apr 05

O’Neill to saddle 4, Baffert has 3 in $1M Santa Anita Derby (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Trainer Doug O’Neill will saddle four horses in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby, including 7-2 early favorite Illiad. Bob Baffert has three contenders, including two horses that are co-third choices at 5-1.

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Apr 05

Horse racing: Florida race ups the ante to world record $16 million (Reuters)

(Reuters) – The world’s richest horse race just got richer, with organizers on Wednesday announcing a $16 million purse for the 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational in Florida. The inaugural race in January paid $12 million, eclipsing the $10 million on offer at the Dubai World Cup. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum recently told CNN he wanted the Dubai race to regain its status as the richest race.

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Apr 05

Horse racing-Florida race ups the ante to world record $16 million (Reuters)

April 5 (Reuters) – The world’s richest horse race just got richer, with organisers on Wednesday announcing a $16 million purse for the 2018 Pegasus World Cup Invitational in Florida. The inaugural race in January paid $12 million, eclipsing the $10 million on offer at the Dubai World Cup. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum recently told CNN he wanted the Dubai race to regain its status as the richest race. …

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Apr 05

Pegasus World Cup horse race to be worth $16 million in 2018 (The Associated Press)

The richest horse race in the world is getting richer. Organizers of the Pegasus World Cup revealed Wednesday that the purse for next year’s race will be $16 million, an increase of $4 million from the inaugural version this year. The race is set for…

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Apr 04

McCraken is the 7-5 early favorite for Blue Grass Stakes (The Associated Press)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — McCraken is the 7-5 morning line favorite for the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland that awards 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby.

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