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Mike Smith rides Justify through the fourth turn and unto victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) **FILE**

Derby winner Justify could face fresh field in Preakness

- Associated Press

Of his 19 rivals in the Derby, it appears most will skip the second leg of the Triple Crown in favor of resting and being pointed toward other races. That leaves mostly fresh horses to potentially fill the maximum 14-horse Preakness field.

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Report: Track that hosts Preakness should be demolished

- Associated Press

The nearly 150-year-old Baltimore track that hosts one of America's premier horse races should be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of $424 million, according to a report issued Thursday.

New Jersey racetrack continues sports betting lawsuit

Associated Press

The New Jersey racetrack that led the successful push to overturn a federal sports betting ban isn't giving up in its attempt to get monetary damages from the sports leagues that opposed the effort.

Commission OKs license for new racetrack

Associated Press

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a joint venture between Churchill Downs and Keeneland at a proposed $150 million racetrack and betting parlor near the Kentucky and Tennessee line.

Husband of congresswoman indicted on theft charges

Associated Press

A California congresswoman whose husband was indicted on theft and conspiracy charges in Connecticut cited an "unexpected family matter" Thursday in withdrawing as a candidate for chair of the House Democratic Caucus.

FILE--In this July 6, 2018, file photo, Dr. Kathleen Romito, M.D. hands a box full of signatures from Ada County to Kelly Goughnour, both of Boise, Idaho, at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho. In a bucket-brigade-style delivery of more than 70,000 voter petitions from 44 counties, Idahoans For Healthcare volunteers delivered signatures to the Idaho Secretary of State calling for placement of a Medicaid expansion initiative the ballot. Voters will decide Proposition 2's fate Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP, file)

Idaho voters approve Medicaid expansion

- Associated Press

Idaho voters approved the expansion of Medicaid coverage to potentially more than 60,000 low-income adults across the state, but rejected another initiative that would have legalized historical horse racing machines at Idaho race tracks.

FILE - This March 5, 2015 file photo shows video gaming terminals known as instant horse racing at Les Bois Park in Garden City, Idaho. Such machines are now banned in Idaho, but a new ballot initiative, Proposition 1, has been filed to legalize the machines. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)

It's now up to Idaho voters to chart the state's course

Associated Press

Millions of dollars have been raised, candidates have traveled to every corner of the state, and Idaho residents have been contacted via mail advertisements, texts and phone calls. Now it's all up to the voters to decide who will lead Idaho and what they'll be expected to do.

FILE - In this April 6, 2004 file photo, Michael Blowen prepares to take Rich in Dallas out of his stall on Afton farm near Midway, Ky.,  Rich in Dallas was one of the horses that played Seabiscuit in the film of the same title. Blowen is the founder of Old Friends, a new nonprofit organization devoted to providing a retirement home for thoroughbred stallions and other racehorses when their careers have ended. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)

More than a farm: Old Friends gives new life to racehorses

- Associated Press

It's been more than 20 years since Michael Blowen sat down to chat it up with Hollywood A-listers like actor Jack Nicholson, but the effect celebrities have on their fans is still fresh on his mind.