Horse Racing

7:11 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Art Collector took a big step toward the Kentucky Derby, pulling away from the filly Swiss Skydiver in the stretch in the Blue Grass at Keeneland for his first graded stakes victory. The Kentucky-bred son of Bernardini and Distorted Legacy by Distorted Humor started the $600,000, Grade
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7:31 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — A prominent Kentucky horse owner and breeder has been banned from racing and sales at Keeneland Race Course after his racist post on social media. Keeneland said Wednesday it was banning Tom VanMeter from the premises, including participation by his sales company, while the Lexington track further
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3:18 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on Saturday and is
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10:36 AM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs says the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks will run this fall with spectators under strict guidelines to limit crowd density for the race that annually attracts more than 100,000. The 146th runnings of the Oaks for fillies and the Derby were postponed from May 1-2
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11:55 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita saw 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. The Arcadia racetrack was on Monday’s list of nonresidential settings with five or more confirmed cases of the disease. The list includes food
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11:54 AM ET Associated Press ASCOT, England — Frankie Dettori performed his trademark flying dismount after riding Stradivarius to a third straight victory at the Gold Cup in a dominant performance at Royal Ascot on Thursday. Stradivarius joined horses Sagaro (1975, ’76 and ’77) and Yeats (2006, ’07, ’08 and ’09) in winning the prestigious
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12:13 PM ET ESPN.com staff The 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes will take place Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. The 2020 edition will of course look different, with no spectators allowed and the race distance shortened to 1⅛ miles instead of its traditional 1½ miles. The Belmont also will be the
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