Kentucky Derby

June 16, 2019 - 6:10 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Triple Crown series was marked by the unexpected and the whacky 3-year-old season continued when Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby. Sent off as the overwhelming 1-20 favorite, Maximum Security simply got...
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Maximum Security, ridden by exercise rider Edelberto Rivas up, pauses after a morning gallop as assistant trainer Jose Hernandez and Jason Servis, right, to look on at Monmouth Park, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oceanport, N.J. Maximum Security will make his next start in Sunday's $150,000 Pegasus Stakes horse race at the track. (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 2:41 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security is heading back to the races. The colt, who two months ago crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified, was among six 3-year-olds entered Thursday for the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. "The horse had a...
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Jockey Joel Rosario, atop Sir Winston (7), right, reacts as after crossing the finish line ahead of Tacitus (10), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)
June 08, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. Sir Winston captured the $1.5 million race Saturday, holding off favored Tacitus...
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Exercise rider Jose Mejia rides Bourbon War during a workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 7, 2019. The 151st Belmont Stakes horse race will be run on Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 07, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's been a buzz about thoroughbred racing since the Kentucky Derby and it just might increase when the "What if?" Triple Crown comes to an end with the Belmont Stakes. Think about it. What if Maximum Security, the first colt across the finish line, had not interfered with...
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Mark Casse, left, War of Will's trainer, shares a laugh with Bill Mott, Tacitus' trainer, as they they joined Todd Pletcher and Dale Romans in a press conference following a draw ceremony for the 2019 Belmont Stakes race, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 04, 2019 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tacitus was made the slight favorite over Preakness winner War of Will in a Belmont Stakes that wraps up a whacky Triple Crown. Tacitus and War of Will got the outside No. 10 and 9 post positions, respectively, on Tuesday in the draw at Citi Field, but those should not be a problem...
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CORRECTS TO MARK CASSE INSTEAD OF GARY BARBER - Jockey Tyler Gaffalione sits aboard War of Will as trainer Mark Casse holds the reins after winning the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 19, 2019 - 12:43 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?"...
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War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 18, 2019 - 8:24 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer...
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A jockey is weighed in the winner's circle following the day's seventh race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, ahead of the Preakness Stakes horse race in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 18, 2019 - 4:40 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Preakness (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Kentucky Derby winner Country House isn't in the Preakness, but there are plenty of reminders of him on race day at Pimlico. Country House Derby winner T-shirts are still full price at $25 in souvenir stands despite a cough...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, from left, Country House, ridden by Flavien Prat; War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione; Maximum Security, ridden by Luis Saez; and Code of Honor, ridden by John Velazquez; head down the mainstretch during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security owner Gary West said in a statement released Friday, May 17, 2019, he'll pay each of the owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy or Bodexpress finish ahead of Maximum Security in the next race against him through the end of the year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maximum Security owner Gary West has issued a multimillion dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse's historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. In a statement released Friday, West says he'll pay each of those owners $5 million apiece if...
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Luis Saez reacts after Maximum Security was disqualified from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 16, 2019 - 3:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards' penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is "unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law." The rider also seeks to...
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