Horse Racing

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — It might have been a surprise to most of the experts when Luis Saez unseated five-time reigning Gulfstream Park riding champion Javier Castellano to win the 2016-17 Championship meet jockey title. But it certainly will not come as a surprise to anyone if Saez repeats the feat this winter, especially with
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It is tempting to take advantage of Santa Anita Park’s opening day Tuesday by launching into a sweaty reminiscence of “how things have changed.” Of how the Southern California circuit is a dim shadow of its glorious past. Of how the average ontrack attendance has declined by 20,000 souls over the past 30 years. Or
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ELMONT, N.Y. — New York Racing Association officials believe a new hockey arena, hotel, and retail space announced Wednesday for Belmont Park is the next step in revitalizing the track and the Thoroughbred racing industry in New York. On Wednesday, it was announced that Arena Partners, a group representing the New York Islanders of the
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CYPRESS, Calif. — Trainer Ron Ellis has been fined $10,000 and suspended 60 days after Masochistic tested positive for the steroid stanozolol following a second-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita in November 2016. Ellis said Sunday afternoon that he is considering an appeal, pending a conversation with his attorney, Steve Schwartz.
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