Horse Racing

Maximum Security to race for 1st time since Kentucky Derby

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Maximum Security is heading back to the races.

The colt, who two months ago crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified, was among six 3-year-olds entered Thursday for the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. (MORE)

Review team to decide if horses fit to race at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Santa Anita has put together a five-member team to review horses' medical, training and racing history for the final six racing days at the Southern California track where 29 horses have died since December.

The Arcadia track's season ends June 23, with racing Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week and next. (MORE)

Baltimore withdraws lawsuit against owner of Preakness track

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel and the second-oldest track in America.

Earlier this year, Maryland's biggest city had asked a court to grant ownership of the Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness race to Baltimore through condemnation. The lawsuit had dramatically ratcheted up a dispute over whether the Preakness would continue to be run at crumbling Pimlico or at a fresher Maryland track, the owner's favored Laurel Park. (MORE)

Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera coming to Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Opening weekend festivities at Saratoga Race Course will feature an appearance by former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera. (MORE)

Trainer weighing whether Maximum Security races this weekend

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) The trainer of Maximum Security plans to decide Thursday whether the colt will race this weekend in his first start since finishing first in the Kentucky Derby and being disqualified. (MORE)

Pucks and ponies abroad: Olczyk to work first Royal Ascot

(AP) -- Eddie Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing's Triple Crown.

Now he's adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. (MORE)

Feinstein joins call for Santa Anita to suspend racing

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined the California Horse Racing Board in calling for Santa Anita to immediately suspend the remainder of its meet after the deaths of two more horses last weekend.

A total of 29 horses have now died since the track opened for the season in December. The current meet is scheduled to end June 23. (MORE)

2nd horse in 2 days, 29th overall, dies at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet.

Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf Sunday. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of a heart attack. (MORE)

Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown.

After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. (MORE)

Tacitus finishes second in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Tacitus was well-rested for a run on his home track. It just didn't work out.

The favored Tacitus finished second to Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt, who skipped the Preakness after finishing third in the Kentucky Derby, had one of the worst trips of his career. (MORE)