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Study calls for demolishing Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, rebuilding at a cost of $424M

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BALTIMORE -- A new Maryland Stadium Authority study calls for demolishing Pimlico Race Course and rebuilding it at a cost of $424 million, according to a summary of the study's findings obtained by The Baltimore Sun.

The full study, which will be released online Thursday morning, aims to design an ideal venue to host the Preakness Stakes and ...Read more

California's Hronis brothers and trainer Sadler have a couple of Breeders' Cup favorites

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Some 35 miles north of Bakersfield, Calif., in the southern part of the San Joaquin Valley, lies a family-owned business that grows, packs and ships grapes and other citrus fruit.

Some 150 miles south of that, in Arcadia, Calif., is where the owners of the farm first discovered and nurtured a dream that eight years ago would ...Read more

Breeders' Cup draw isn't kind to Accelerate, other favorites

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If you believe in conspiracy theories, the Breeders' Cup post-position draw Monday gave you plenty to contemplate. It's not as shady as the days when former FIFA president Sepp Blatter would make the World Cup draw, but merely bad luck as an unusually high number of favorites found themselves in the unfavorable position of being in the farthest ...Read more

Five story lines to look for from this week's Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs

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This year's Breeders' Cup will return to Churchill Downs on Friday and Saturday for the ninth time after being in Southern California for five of the last six years. After all, why run in temperatures in the low 80s and a clear sky when you could be in the 40s with a chance of rain?

The two-day, 14-race event is worth $30 million in purses and ...Read more

Famed former jockey Patrick Valenzuela pleads guilty to battery charge

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SAN DIEGO -- Famed former racehorse jockey Patrick Valenzuela pleaded guilty earlier this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge linked to slapping his girlfriend at a Carlsbad restaurant and bar last month, authorities said.

Valenzuela -- whose career victories include seven Breeders' Cup races -- was sentenced to three years of ...Read more

Frank Stronach sues his daughter Belinda in family battle over racetrack empire

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LOS ANGELES -- An internal family struggle for control got considerably uglier when Frank Stronach, founder and honorary chairman of Stronach Group, filed suit against his daughter Belinda Stronach, chairman and president, alleging she has mismanaged the family assets and trust funds and pushed him out of any control of the company.

Santa Anita...Read more

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