Horse Racing News

Preakness Stakes officials are mulling moving to four weeks after the Kentucky Derby, which would affect the traditional 5-week Triple Crown timeline.
A 4-year-old filly, Ever Summer, broke down in the fourth race at Saratoga and was euthanized on Sunday, the second consecutive day a racing death occurred at the famous track in upstate New York.
Maple Leaf Mel was drawing away from the field when she injured her right front leg and stumbled just before the finish line in Saturday's Test at Saratoga. She was later euthanized.
Churchill Downs will implement new safety measures including new track surface maintenance equipment and additional monitoring following a spate of horse deaths.
Racing will resume at Churchill Downs in September, with no changes being made after a review of surfaces and safety protocols in the wake of 12 horse deaths.
The trainer of racehorse champion Maximum Security was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday for his role in a widespread international scheme to drug horses to make them race faster.
Golden Gate Fields will permanently close after its final racing date later this year at the San Francisco Bay area horse track.
Funny Cide, the "Gutsy Gelding" who became a fan favorite after winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in 2003, has died from complications of colic at age 23.
In a statement, Churchill Downs said Bob Baffert continues to peddle false narratives about Medina Spirit's failed drug test. The company went on to say it will reevaluate Baffert's status after 2024.
Belmont Park canceled its thoroughbred racing card on Friday because of poor air quality caused by wildfires in Canada.
 
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