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Last Judgment goes wire to wire in Pimlico Special

Last Judgment took the Pimlico Special field gate to wire, winning the Grade 3, $250,000 stakes race in an upset on Friday at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course. The 5-year-old gelding trained by Mike...

Medina Spirit cleared to run in Preakness Stakes

Medina Spirit has been cleared to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes after passing three rounds of drug tests, the racing entity said Friday. Medina Spirit won the May 1 Kentucky Derby but tested...

Bettors sue Bob Baffert, want him banished from horse racing

A group of bettors filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Hall of Fame member Bob Baffert of racketeering and requesting he no longer be able to train horses in the wake of doping...

Bob Baffert says ointment could have triggered failed test

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert revealed a possible cause for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s failed post-race drug test on Tuesday, citing an ointment the horse had used since running in...

Chad Brown-trained Risk Taking now aimed for Preakness

He was headed toward Saturday’s Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont as the morning-line favorite, but Risk Taking has been redirected from that $200,000 race and instead will be pointed to the $1...

American Pharoah, Todd Pletcher among 2021 racing HOF class

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher on Wednesday were announced as two of three members of the National Museum of Racing’s 2021 Hall of Fame class. Also...

Kentucky Derby ratings a massive hit for NBC

Medina Spirit’s winning performance at the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby gave NBC a huge jump over last year’s viewership numbers. The 2020 Kentucky Derby was run on Sept. 5 instead of...

King Fury out of Kentucky Derby after spiking fever

King Fury was scratched from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby after running a fever on Friday. “King Fury spiked a 104-degree fever this afternoon after he galloped this morning,” trainer Kenny McPeek said in a...