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Marshall Cassidy, longtime horse racing caller, dies at 75

Marshall Cassidy, who served as the New York Racing Association’s lead race caller throughout the 1980s, has died. He was 75. Cassidy died in his sleep Sunday at his home in Saratoga...

Baffert hires oversight after stable's drug positives

Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert, who has had multiple horses test positive for medication violations, is taking steps to “do better,” including hiring outside oversight. ...

Calif stewards hear case involving Justify's 2018 drug test

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stewards at Santa Anita listened to hours of testimony Thursday on Triple Crown winner Justify’s post-race drug test after the 2018 Santa Anita Derby, with attorneys for the horse’s...

Breeders' Cup Classic may feature Triple Crown race winners

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...

Another horse in Baffert’s stable draws a positive test

A filly trained by two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert has tested positive in a postrace drug test for the second time this year, making it the third positive test by a horse in Baffert’s stable ...

Belmont winner Tiz the Law won't run in Preakness

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 ...

Breeders' Cup to race without fans; Keeneland hosts in 2022

The Breeders’ Cup in November will be held without spectators, joining the Triple Crown races in having only essential personnel and participants on hand because of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Authentic wins Ky. Derby, gives Baffert tying 6th victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert endured the lowest of lows and highest of highs within minutes in the Kentucky Derby. He was bummed before the horses left the paddock after Thousa...

Tiz the Law is a big favorite in a Derby unlike any other

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in searsucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. The Kentucky Derby still has horses — Tiz the Law is the...

Victor Martinez's colt out of Ky Derby because of fever

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby dream of Victor Martinez is over. The retired five-time All-Star catcher owns King Guillermo, who was set to run in Saturday’s 146th Derby. ...

Tradition gets swift kick at a Kentucky Derby like no other

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Change is slow in coming to the Kentucky Derby. From being run on the first Saturday in May to the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” since 1921, tradition rules America’s most f...

From Derby DQ to doping, a chaotic year in horse racing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, ...

Get on the school bus: Tiz the Law looms as Derby favorite

The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. ...

Coronavius forces changes for Kentucky Derby jockeys

Jockeys riding in the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby have to arrive by Monday and then quarantine upon returning to their home tracks, just one of many changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Racing board seeks DQ of Justify in Santa Anita Derby

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board has voted to proceed with a complaint seeking the disqualification of Justify from his victory in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby based on laboratory fi...