Horse Racing

April 04, 2020 - 4:32 am
CHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Cheltenham Festival organisers have defended their decision to go ahead with the meeting last month after fears were raised that the mass gathering of people for the annual horse racing event helped spread coronavirus more widely around Britain. More than 250,000...
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Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper rounds first base after his two-run home run during the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
April 03, 2020 - 6:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The NCAA says hearings and oral arguments in infractions cases have been suspended through May 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The NCAA announced the move in a statement on its website Friday. It applies to cases...
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In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, Tiz the Law, riddren by Manuel Franco, wins the Florida Derby horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photos, Gulfstream Park via AP)
March 29, 2020 - 2:17 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. It was scheduled to be Monday. The extension was agreed upon by officials at Churchill Downs, Maryland Jockey Club and New York Racing Association. The...
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In this image provided by Gulfstream Park, Tiz the Law, riddren by Manuel Franco, wins the Florida Derby horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photos, Gulfstream Park via AP)
March 28, 2020 - 4:42 pm
MIAMI (AP) — If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there. And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender. Tiz the Law ran away in the stretch Saturday to easily win the Florida Derby, wrapping up a spot in the Kentucky...
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A man looks at a Tokyo 2020 countdown clock displaying the current date and time outside Tokyo Station, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Tokyo. Not even the Summer Olympics could withstand the force of the coronavirus. After weeks of hedging, the IOC took the unprecedented step of postponing the world's biggest sporting event, a global extravaganza that's been cemented into the calendar for more than a century. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
March 25, 2020 - 7:21 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Hurricanes are asking full-time employees to take vacation or personal days off next week with limited operations due to the coronavirus. In an interview with The Associated Press, team president and...
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A visitor wearing a face mask stands near the Olympic rings at Tokyo's Odaiba district Tuesday, March 24, 2020. The Tokyo Olympics are probably going to happen, but almost surely in 2021 rather than in four months as planned. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
March 24, 2020 - 9:55 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Brazilian tennis player Thiago Seyboth Wild said Tuesday he has the coronavirus and is recovering. The 20-year-old Seyboth Wild, ranked No. 114, said on Twitter that he has been taking care of himself and...
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Wells Bayou, left, ridden by jockey Florent Geroux, took an early lead and held off NY Traffic to win he 107th running of the $1,000,000 Grade II Louisiana Derby horse race, Saturday, March 21, 2020, at a fanless Fair Grounds race course in New Orleans.  (Amanda Hodges Weir/Hodges Photography, Fair Grounds Race Course via AP)
March 21, 2020 - 8:37 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As Wells Bayou completed a wire-to-wire victory in the $1 million Louisiana Derby, there was hardly a cheer to be heard — other than the isolated triumphant shouts of trainer Brad Cox and his stable crew. In the 107th running of the qualifying points race for the Kentucky Derby,...
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Luis Rivera, left, sanitizes seats in Bridgestone Arena after the remaining NCAA college basketball games in the Southeastern Conference tournament were cancelled Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The tournament was cancelled Thursday due to coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 17, 2020 - 1:27 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic's effect on sports around the world (all times local): ___ 4:15 p.m. The USGA has canceled the first two amateur championships on its 2020 schedule. The U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball was scheduled for April 25-29 at Quail Creek in Naples, Florida. The U.S...
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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. Citing unidentified sources close to the race, the Courier-Journal of Louisville said Churchill Downs will postpone the Derby from May 2, 2020, to Sept. 5, making it the first time in 75 years that the race won't be run on the first Saturday in May. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
March 17, 2020 - 11:34 am
Change does not come easily to the Kentucky Derby. Fans sip mint juleps, don fancy hats and dress clothes and sing to the melancholy strains of "My Old Kentucky Home" as the thoroughbreds step onto the track on the first Saturday in May. It has always made the Derby as much a piece of Americana as...
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A woman wears a protective mask as she offers incenses during prayers at the Leng Nuei Yee Chinese temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, March 16, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
March 17, 2020 - 3:38 am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ‘THERE IS NO EASY OR QUICK WAY OUT’ Tens of millions of people are hunkered down, heeding government calls to isolate themselves and slow the spread of the new coronavirus. 2. LIFE IN BAY AREA...
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