Horse Racing

12:19 PM ET Associated Press TUCSON, Ariz. — Longtime jockey Richard Gamez died Sunday after falling from his horse and getting trampled by another horse during a race in Tucson. Gamez was leading in the fifth race at Rillito Park Racetrack when his horse stumbled and he was thrown from the saddle, according to the
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4:36 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keeneland and Churchill Downs will enact safety reforms that include the race-day ban of Lasix for 2-year-olds along with mandatory veterinary inspections before workouts and race entry. The measures announced Thursday include enhanced reporting of horses’ fitness for trainers and vets. They will take effect for spring
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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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