Horse racing

May 22, 2019 - 3:34 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security has breezed through four furlongs at Monmouth Park. The track says the 3-year-old was timed in 53.80 seconds on Wednesday during a leisurely workout. Trainer Jason Servis didn't immediately respond to a text message from The Associated Press seeking comment...
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CORRECTS TO MARK CASSE INSTEAD OF GARY BARBER - Jockey Tyler Gaffalione sits aboard War of Will as trainer Mark Casse holds the reins after winning the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 19, 2019 - 1:17 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?"...
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Bodexpress runs in the 144th Preakness Stakes horse race without John Velazquez at Pimlico race course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione won. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 18, 2019 - 8:55 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness. Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board...
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War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 18, 2019 - 8:24 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer...
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A jockey is weighed in the winner's circle following the day's seventh race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, ahead of the Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Preakness (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Kentucky Derby winner Country House isn't in the Preakness, but there are plenty of reminders of him on race day at Pimlico. Country House Derby winner T-shirts are still full price at $25 in souvenir stands despite a cough...
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War of Will is washed after exercising in preparation of the Preakness Stakes, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 18. (AP Photo/Will Newton)
May 16, 2019 - 4:31 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will grinded out the Kentucky Derby in the slop, avoided clipping heels with Maximum Security and came out of the race looking as if he won. The morning after a frustrating race in the mud that left him eighth at the finish line, the charismatic bay colt was unscathed,...
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Luis Saez reacts after Maximum Security was disqualified from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 16, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards' penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is "unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law." The rider also seeks to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 2, 2017, file photo, Magna International founder Frank Stronach, center, poses with Holy Helena, right, after winning the Queen's Plate horse race at Woodbine Race Track in Toronto. The Stronach Group is a boon for business and a lightning rod for criticism because horse racing wouldn’t be where it is right now without it, even if sometimes the attention is anything but positive. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
May 13, 2019 - 6:34 pm
The Stronach Group isn't well known outside horse racing. In the public eye, the big players are the likes of recent Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, trainer Bob Baffert and legendary horses Secretariat and Seattle Slew. But few — if any — have had a bigger impact on the sport of...
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Luis Saez riding Maximum Security, second from right, goes around turn four with Flavien Prat riding Country House, left, Tyler Gaffalione riding War of Will and John Velazquez riding Code of Honor, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 13, 2019 - 4:40 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jockey Luis Saez was suspended for 15 days for failing to control Maximum Security and causing interference that resulted in the horse's historic disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. The decision by the Kentucky stewards was announced by the Kentucky Horse Racing...
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Jason Servis, trainer of Maximum Security, who was disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, stands outside his barn at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, , N.J., Thursday morning May 9, 2019 with a dozen roses sent to him by an anonymous fan from North Carolina who wrote "Great race, it seems as though someone forgot to give you roses". (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)
May 09, 2019 - 6:03 pm
Jason Servis has slowly come to terms with Maximum Security's disqualification after winning the Kentucky Derby but he still has questions about what he said was "a bad call." The Derby was the biggest race in the life of the 62-year-old trainer, who runs his 75-horse stable out of Monmouth Park on...
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