Horse Racing

11:45 AM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs officials expect fewer than 23,000 fans will be able to attend next month’s rescheduled Kentucky Derby under an updated health and safety plan. The plan eliminates general admission and standing room only areas, with total capacity limited to less than 14% of the 2015 attendance
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12:26 AM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — Hopeful Growth took the lead in the stretch and drew off to a four-length victory in the $200,000 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Ridden by Antonio Gallardo and trained by Anthony Margotta, Jr., Hopeful Growth covered the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45.63 for her
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6:52 PM ET Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Improbable ran 1⅛ miles in 1 minute, 48.65 seconds. The 4-year-old colt
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10:49 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — Del Mar’s jockey colony returned for the resumption of racing after the track was forced to cancel last weekend after 15 jockeys tested positive for the coronavirus. Riders were cleared Friday after passing screenings by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club medical staff. Track president Josh Rubenstein
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3:24 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for 15 days by the Arkansas Racing Commission after two of his horses tested positive for a banned substance. The commission said Wednesday in a ruling that the suspension runs Aug. 1-15. It found Baffert violated Rule 1233,
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