Horse racing

Medina Spirit Could Lose Ky. Derby Win; Track Bans Baffert

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport.

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Proposed Legislation Seeks to End Rash of Racehorse Deaths

A surge in the number of racehorse deaths in recent months was the focus of hearing in Congress this week, with representatives from the racing industry and animal advocates testifying about whether a federal law could help protect horses and riders and prevent future deaths.

Racehorses

Prosecutor Finds No Crime in Santa Anita Horse Racing Deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued Thursday.

Santa Anita

23rd Horse Death Rocks Santa Anita

Santa Anita Racetrack was rocked by a 23rd equine death in just over three months on Sunday as gelding Arms Runner was euthanized after a fall in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.

Santa Anita Racetrack