Thoroughbred racing

In this image provided by Hodges Photography, Quick Tempo with Adam Beschizza aboard led gate to wire to win the 71st running of the Sugar Bowl Stakes horse race at Fair Grounds race course, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2020, in New Orleans. (Jan Brubaker/Hodges Photography via AP
December 22, 2020 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to ban race-day doping of horses and set national medication and track-safety standards for the horse-racing industry is nearing the finish line. Lawmakers gave final approval to the bill late Monday as part of the massive legislation on spending and pandemic relief...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race and the Triple Crown in Elmont, N.Y. Smith will handle Authentic for the first time in Saturday's, July 18, 2020, Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park.(AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File
December 09, 2020 - 11:06 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Stewards at Santa Anita have dismissed complaints filed by the California Horse Racing Board involving the post-race drug tests of Triple Crown winner Justify and another horse in 2018, both of whom were trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. Stewards John Herbuveaux, Ron...
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John Velazquez (9) rides Authentic to win the Breeder's Cup Classic horse race at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 11, 2020 - 2:14 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authentic’s track-record time in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland has been updated to 1:59.60 after a review of multiple sources and camera angles. The Bob Baffert-trained colt went wire to wire for a 2¼-length victory over stablemate Improbable in Saturday’s...
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John Velazquez (9) rides Authentic to win the Breeder's Cup Classic horse race at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
November 07, 2020 - 4:44 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — From start to finish, Authentic left no doubt he was the horse to beat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. His dominant performance on another big stage should also end the debate about this year's top 3-year-old, strange as the season has been because of the coronavirus pandemic...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, jockey John Velazquez rides Authentic to the finish line to win the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
November 02, 2020 - 8:04 pm
Improbable has drawn the No. 8 post position for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the marquee race of the season-ending World Championships at Keeneland. One of three Bob Baffert-trained entries in the $6 million race for 3-year-olds and up, Improbable will have...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Tiz the Law, center, with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. After an out-of-order Triple Crown with a different horse winning the Belmont, Kentucky Derby and Preakness, it might be a long time until Tiz the Law, Authentic and Swiss Skydiver all race against one another. That is, unless Swiss Skydiver challenges them and older males in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 7, which is expected to be a Tiz the Law/Authentic rematch.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 04, 2020 - 2:23 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than two months after Tiz the Law blew away the field in the Belmont, Authentic fended off his charge and won the Kentucky Derby. Four weeks later, filly Swiss Skydiver challenged and beat Authentic in the Preakness. The Triple Crown races run out of order and later in the...
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Swiss Skydiver (4), with Robby Albarado aboard, wins the 145th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 03, 2020 - 6:12 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Those hanging around the heavily restricted stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course this week joked around that Authentic would stare down filly Swiss Skydiver whenever she walked past. “He got a good look at her today,” jockey Robby Albarado said. Swiss Skydiver added one final...
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Jockey John Velazquez riding Authentic, wins the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
September 29, 2020 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved a bill Tuesday to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry as lawmakers move to clamp down on use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths. The “Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act” comes...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, file photo, Authentic, ridden by jockey John Velazquez, heads to the finish line to win the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Derby winner is the morning line favorite at 9-5, and drew the No. 9 post in a field of 11 horses for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 28, 2020 - 12:33 pm
Track announcer Dave Rodman emceed with a mask covering his face, while stakes coordinator Coley Blind and racing secretary Jillian Tullock pulled the pills to determine the post positions. Preakness race week began Monday with a draw that lacked the usual fanfare of owners and trainers packing...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, approaches the finish line on his way to winning the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, N.Y. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won’t run in next month’s Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year’s reconfigured Triple Crown series, which was run out of order because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 22, 2020 - 10:48 am
Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won’t run in next month’s Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year’s reconfigured Triple Crown series, which was run out of order because of...
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