Horse Racing

8:38 PM ET Associated Press Country House, who won the Kentucky Derby in 2019 after the first horse over the finish line was disqualified, has been retired because of a foot ailment. Blackwood Stables on Friday said Country House won’t race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot. Significant steps were
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Jan 19, 2020 ESPN News Services ARCADIA, Calif. — A third horse died in three days at Santa Anita when it collided with another horse during training hours on Sunday. 2 Related Tikkun Olam, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Eric Kruljac, was euthanized because of undisclosed injuries. The other horse apparently wasn’t injured. Santa Anita
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Jan 19, 2020 ESPN News Services ARCADIA, Calif. — Two horses have died in two days of racing at Santa Anita, where four deaths have occurred since last month. Uncontainable and Harliss were both euthanized after breaking their right front ankles. Uncontainable was injured in a turf race Saturday. The 5-year-old gelding trained by Peter
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Dec 28, 2019 Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Omaha Beach won the $300,000 Malibu Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths on opening day at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith a record 217th Grade 1 victory. Smith surpassed the mark set by retired Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey to become thoroughbred racing’s all-time
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Dec 21, 2019 Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita is postponing the opening day of its winter-spring meet by two days to Dec. 28 ahead of next week’s forecast that calls for rain. The Southern California racetrack announced its decision on Saturday. It will be the first time since 1973-74 that the meet doesn’t
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9:09 PM ET The colt River Derby sustained a catastrophic injury while training at Santa Anita on Wednesday morning, becoming the 27th horse to die in racing or training at the Southern California track since the season began Dec. 26. River Derby, an unraced 2-year-old, suffered a fractured shoulder, his trainer, Ruben Gomez, told the
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