The Latest: Thousand Words scratched late after paddock fall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (all times EDT): ___ 6:50 p.m. Thousand Words was a late scratch for the Kentucky Derby after rearing up and then falling over backward in the paddock area just before the race. Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert and listed […]

Coronavius forces changes for Kentucky Derby jockeys

Jockeys riding in the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby have to arrive by Monday and then quarantine upon returning to their home tracks, just one of many changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, Churchill Downs had proposed an arrival date of Aug. 24 — nearly two weeks before the Derby on Sept. 5. Track officials […]

Long shot Shedaresthedevil pulls off upset in Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Merely contending on the big stage wasn’t good enough for Shedaresthedevil, who went on to hammer her name into racing history. The 15-1 long shot won the Kentucky Oaks in record time, overtaking favorite Gamine at the top of the stretch and holding off Swiss Skydiver for a 1 1/2-length victory […]

Thousands peacefully protest outside the Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An airplane circled above Churchill Downs on Saturday, flying a banner behind it: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,” it said. The 146th Kentucky Derby became a surreal distillation of the crises facing the country in 2020, in the hometown of Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician shot dead […]

Kentucky city prepares for Breonna Taylor announcement

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death. With timing of the announcement still uncertain, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer declared a state of emergency […]

From Derby DQ to doping, a chaotic year in horse racing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, from lawsuits to a pandemic, and now a Triple Crown turned upside down. Amidst the uncertainty, Tiz the Law has […]

Photos: Remembering television legend Regis Philbin

Philbin had been a staple of American television since 1988 when began his career as the host of Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee alongside Kathie Lee Gifford.

Monmouth Park to open thoroughbred meet Friday with fans

With the opening of the thoroughbred season at Monmouth Park days away, chief executive Dennis Drazin knows the odds are against the track making a profit. The coronavirus pandemic has idled the New Jersey shore facility for almost two months while officials in the hard-hit state waited for the risks from COVID-19 to subside. The […]

UK demonstrators hold fourth weekend of anti-racism protests

LONDON (AP) — Anti-racism demonstrators held protests across the U.K. for a fourth weekend on Saturday, despite a ban on large gatherings because of the coronavirus pandemic. Demonstrations inspired by the Black Lives Matter campaign were taking place in cities including London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Several thousand people gathered in London’s Hyde Park, sitting […]

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) — Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows. For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown. “I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very nice.” Everything was strange about […]

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