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Victor Espinoza returns to horse racing for first time since breaking his neck

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- "Welcome back Victor."

"Let's go Victor."

"Go get 'em Victor."

Fans offered warm, emotional words of encouragement to jockey Victor Espinoza on Monday at Santa Anita from the moment he emerged from the jockeys' room and boarded his first official mount in seven months since breaking his neck in a morning spill last July at ...Read more

From out of the rain and darkness, City of Light wins the Pegasus

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HALLANDALE, Fla. -- The conditions were miserable.

The track was sloppy. It was pouring rain. And it was dark.

But it was picture perfect for one horse, City of Light, who won the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, pulling away for a 53/4 length victory in the nation's richest race.

"Easy," said winning jockey ...Read more

Kentucky Derby announces $1 million purse increase

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Churchill Downs has significantly raised the stakes for this year's Kentucky Derby, offering up a $3 million purse for its signature event, $1 million more than last year's total and double the prize offered in the other two legs of the Triple Crown.

The move makes the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 the richest ...Read more

McKinzie wins feature on Santa Anita's big opening day

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ARCADIA, Calif. -- Surrounded by a blue sky with light clouds, temperature in the 60s and the lush San Gabriel Mountains as an invigorating backdrop, an opening day crowd of 41,373 made its way to Santa Anita on Wednesday to witness some old and some new in a sport that keeps fighting for relevancy in sports-crazed Southern California.

There ...Read more

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

 

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