Horse Racing

Improbable works out on the track at Pimlico before the 2019 Preakness Stakes.
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May 17, 2019 - 12:35 pm
The story of the Preakness Stakes this year is the horses that are not running in the second leg of the Triple Crown after the controversial finish of the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. The official Derby winner, Country House, did not enter the Preakness after coming down with a cough. It’s the...
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Preakness contender War of Will is led through the barn, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 18.
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May 16, 2019 - 9:42 pm
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.
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May 13, 2019 - 12:23 pm
Jockey Luis Saez has been 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.
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May 12, 2019 - 1:03 pm
Horse racing was one step away from disaster.
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May 07, 2019 - 1:55 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not run in the Preakness.
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May 07, 2019 - 4:24 am
Kentucky Derby winner Country House isn't a racing rock star just yet.
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May 06, 2019 - 10:31 am
Maximum Security's owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the Preakness and will appeal the disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner.
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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 ho
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May 05, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards' disqualification of his horse's Kentucky Derby victory as "egregious" and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal.
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May 04, 2019 - 8:10 pm
Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country House was declared the winner.
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Kentucky Derby entrant Game Winner runs during a workout at Churchill Downs Thursday, May 2, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4.
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May 04, 2019 - 1:32 pm
Bob Baffert not only has the Kentucky Derby favorite, but two other horses capable of giving him a share of history.
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