Horse racing

Jockey Emmet McNamara celebrates with Serpentine after winning the Investec Derby at Epsom Racecourse, in Epsom, England, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Edward Whitaker/PA via AP)
July 04, 2020 - 1:46 pm
EPSOM, England (AP) — Instead of 100,000 people packing the rolling hills of Epsom Downs for Derby Day, the sound of swirling wind and rain filled the biosecure racing amphitheater on Saturday. “I couldn’t hear anything around me,” winning jockey Emmet McNamara said. “All I could hear was the horse...
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FILER - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers will finish this season without Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 03, 2020 - 7:18 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, Luis Saez rides Maximum Security, right, across the finish line first against Flavien Prat on Country House during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in 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 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will be encouraged to wear masks at all times unless seated and to practice social distancing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 25, 2020 - 12:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs officials have gotten their wish, announcing Thursday that when the rescheduled Kentucky Derby is run in September there will be spectators in the stands — just more spread out than usual. The historic track got the go-ahead to run the Derby and Oaks this fall...
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June 21, 2020 - 1:19 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita was euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December. Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, fractured his right knee while galloping past the finish of the sixth race Saturday. The...
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Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 20, 2020 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiz the Law has won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory Saturday at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule in front of eerily empty grandstands. The 3-year-old colt from upstate New York charged to the lead turning for home and now can set his sights on...
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Tiz The Law trainer Barclay Tagg rides a horse on the main track during workouts at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Tiz the Law is the favorite in the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes scheduled to be run on Saturday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 17, 2020 - 12:43 pm
It wasn’t quite the post position trainer Barclay Tagg wanted for Tiz the Law. Still, it wasn’t far off for the colt who on Wednesday was made the early 6-5 favorite for the Belmont Stakes. Tagg was hoping the Florida Derby winner would land anywhere between spots 5 to 7 in the starting gate for...
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Ryan Moore riding Love on their way to winning the 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse, in Newmarket, England, Sunday June 7, 2020. Jockey Ryan Moore rode Love to a dominant victory at the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday, giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a fourth win in five years at the British Classic mile race. (Alan Crowhurst/PA via AP)
June 07, 2020 - 11:28 am
NEWMARKET, England (AP) — Jockey Ryan Moore rode Love to a dominant victory at the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday, giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a fourth win in five years at the British Classic mile race. The 4-1 shot pulled away in the final furlong to finish more than four lengths ahead of 12-1 Cloak of...
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Kameko ridden by Oisin Murphy wins the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket Racecourse, in Newmarket, England, Saturday June 6, 2020. The 10-1 Kameko upset the odds to beat Pinatubo and win the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday and give jockey Oisin Murphy his first Classic. Pinatubo entered the race unbeaten in six juvenile starts and with the highest 2-year-old rating for 25 years. (Edward Whitaker/PA via AP)
June 06, 2020 - 11:48 am
NEWMARKET, England (AP) — Kameko upset the odds to beat Pinatubo and win the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday and give jockey Oisin Murphy his first Classic. With no fans present, Murphy had planned a way to celebrate his 10-1 win with trainer Andrew Balding but wisely changed his mind. “I...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, jockey Joel Rosario and Nadal cross the wire to win the second division of the Arkansas Derby horse race at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Nadal, who now won't have a shot after an ankle injury in training last week, could have been racing to become trainer Bob Baffert's third Triple Crown winner in six seasons, if not for the coronavirus pandemic. The Belmont Stakes usually wraps up a five-week span that includes the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. All have been pushed back, though the Belmont Stakes will now go first on June 20. (Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record via AP, File)
June 01, 2020 - 1:04 am
The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. While NASCAR is staying busy on the track, and there are signals that other sports could be working toward a return, The Associated...
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A general view of the Philippe-Chatrier tennis court with its new retractable roof during a media tour at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The French open will moving to September from the end of May because of the outbreak of the COVID-19 disease. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
May 27, 2020 - 11:28 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has announced a multimillion-dollar commitment through the team’s foundation to provide jobs and food during the coronavirus pandemic. Starting Monday at the Dolphins’ stadium,...
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