Horse Racing

6:18 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs never gave advance notice nor reached out to explain its two-year suspension, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Friday in federal court, and reiterated that the penalty has caused irreparable harm to his business and reputation. The Hall of Fame trainer has sued the
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3:14 PM ET Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — An exercise rider at a Florida horse track died Saturday in a training accident, officials said. Tampa Bay Downs said Daniel Quintero, 19, died while working with horses before 7 a.m., but declined to give further details. “The entire racetrack community expresses its condolences to his family
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2:43 AM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Trainer Jason Servis, whose horse Maximum Security was the 3-year-old champion in 2019, pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges involving a widespread scheme to drug horses. The 65-year-old New Jersey-based trainer faces four years in prison when he is sentenced next May in U.S. District Court in
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1:24 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Flightline has been retired and will stand at stud after completing a dominant, unbeaten career capped by Saturday’s runaway victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. The son of Tapit will begin his breeding career next year at the farm in Versailles, Kentucky, Lane’s End Farms
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8:09 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Forte’s last start over a mile was impressive enough that trainer Todd Pletcher wasn’t too shocked at what he achieved in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, or the way he did it. Forte served notice as an early Kentucky Derby favorite, rallying from mid-pack to overtake Cave Rock
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12:09 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs has modified paths to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, awarding points to the top five finishers in qualifying races and increasing significance for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and late prep season events. Most Derby prep races during the qualifying series for 3-year-olds will award points
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