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  • Horse races start at Stanley County Fairgrounds 
    Updated: Apr-20-14 1:14 pm
  • FORT PIERRE, South Dakota - The annual horse races in Fort Pierre at the Stanley County Fairgrounds have begun.

  • Flamboyant wins US debut at Santa Anita 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:44 pm
  • ARCADIA, California - Flamboyant won the $75,000 La Puente Stakes by a neck in his U.S. debut at Santa Anita on Saturday.

  • Dynamic Impact wins Illinois Derby in photo finish 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:23 pm
  • STICKNEY, Illinois - Dynamic Impact ran down 2-5 favorite Midnight Hawk in the stretch to win the $500,000 Illinois Derby by a nose at Hawthorne Race Course on Saturday.

  • Mr Speaker wins Coolmore Lexington Stakes 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 7:29 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Mr Speaker took charge down the stretch to win the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday and earn 10 points toward the Kentucky Derby, but will be a spectator to the Triple Crown.

  • La Verdad wins Big A's Distaff Handicap 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:48 pm
  • NEW YORK - La Verdad dominated the $200,000 Distaff Handicap, winning by 3½ lengths on Saturday at Aqueduct.

  • Tadesee wins Kentucky Derby Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:51 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Birhanu Tadesee won the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon on Saturday in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 54 seconds.

  • Ward becomes chairman of international group 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:03 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's executive director has assumed the chairmanship of an international industry group.

  • A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:03 pm
  • AUGUSTA, Georgia - Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Florida, and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife.

  • Special julep cups offered to support Old Friends 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:07 am
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Woodford Reserve is selling special mint julep cups to raise money for an organization that takes care of retired thoroughbreds.

  • Danza wins Arkansas Derby as 40-1 long shot 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:56 pm
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Todd Pletcher worked his Arkansas Derby magic once again, this time in the most unexpected fashion.

  • Dance With Fate wins Blue Grass at Keeneland 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:26 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Dance With Fate gave trainer Peter Eurton and the colt's owners a nice dilemma Saturday in the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, charging past Pablo Del Monte for the victory and a spot in the Kentucky Derby field - if the brain trust wants it.

  • Triple dead-heat for 1st in Louisiana horse race 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:11 pm
  • OPELOUSAS, Louisiana - There was a triple dead-heat for first in a horse race at Evangeline Downs, a finish so rare there have been just six since 1990.

  • Close Hatches wins Apple Blossom at Oaklawn 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 9:20 pm
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Close Hatches won the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap for older fillies and mares by 1¼ lengths at Oaklawn Park on Friday.

  • Wise Dan wins Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 6:47 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan showed no signs of slowing down as a 7-year-old Friday, beating the late-charging Kaigun by three-quarters of a length in the Grade 1, $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile at Keeneland.

  • Churchill Downs to keep more from each bet 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:27 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Churchill Downs plans to start taking a bigger cut from bets wagered on its races, which means gamblers cashing winning tickets will collect less money.

  • Kentucky-raised foods featured at Derby Festival 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:04 am
  • FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky-grown food will be served up during the Kentucky Derby Festival that leads up to the big race at Churchill Downs.

  • New York horse trainer Joe Aquilino dies at 76 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:35 pm
  • NEW YORK - Joe Aquilino, a longtime New York trainer whose 58-1 shot Badge finished third at the 1999 Preakness, has died. He was 76.

  • Tapiture is early favorite for Arkansas Derby 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 7:28 pm
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Tapiture was made the 9-5 early favorite for this weekend's $1 million Arkansas Derby, which attracted a field of nine horses.

  • Bobby's Kitten a 3-1 favorite in Blue Grass Stakes 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:26 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Bobby's Kitten is the early favorite for Saturday's $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Nebraska voters to decide on historic horse racing 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:05 pm
  • LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska voters will decide if the state should allow betting on previously recorded horse races, after the Legislature decided to put the issue on the ballot.

  • Colorado track, casinos debate gambling measures 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 10:35 am
  • GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - Colorado voters this fall may see competing proposals on gambling, one by a horse racing track that wants to expand into slot machines, another by a casino industry worried by the track's proposal.

  • California Chrome easily wins Santa Anita Derby 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 9:06 pm
  • ARCADIA, California - Art Sherman knows what it takes to get a horse to the Kentucky Derby and win. He had a close-up view as an 18-year-old workout rider when Swaps won the 1955 Run for the Roses. Nearly 60 years later, Sherman is taking his own colt to Louisville as the early Derby favorite.

  • Wicked Strong wins Big A's Wood Memorial 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 8:08 pm
  • NEW YORK - Wicked Strong pulled a 9-1 upset in the $1 million Wood Memorial for 3-year-olds at Aqueduct on Saturday.

  • Room Service, Rosalind run dead even at Keeneland 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 7:45 pm
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - The waiting for stewards to decide the outcome seemed to drag on, but their conclusion pleased the jockeys and trainers of two horses who raced each other so hard to a finish that couldn't be settled by video replay or a photo finish.

  • Horse trainer Richard Small dies at age 68 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 4:30 pm
  • BALTIMORE - Richard "Dickie" Small, who trained 1994 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Concern and helped launch the careers of several female jockeys, has died of cancer. He was 68.