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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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New Mexico regulators to provide more info on racino process

- Associated Press

New Mexico horse racing regulators said Thursday they will comply with a request by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for more information regarding the selection process for the state's sixth and final license for a racetrack and casino and the five applicants who are in the running.

In this Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, a man struggles to control his horse before an Epiphany celebration horse race in Pietrosani, Romania. The horse race tradition started in the area more then one hundred years ago, according to locals, and it was banned during the years of Communist rule, due to its association with a religious holiday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

AP PHOTOS: Romanian village holds Epiphany horse race

- Associated Press

Epiphany celebrations bring together hundreds of people in the Romanian village of Pietrosani for a day out in freezing temperatures that culminates in a bareback horse race across muddy, frozen or snowy fields.

New Mexico Racing Commission Chairman Ray Willis, center, addresses those gathered for a special meeting in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. The commission following a closed-door session decided for a third time to put off a vote on issuing the state's sixth and final license for a new racetrack and casino operation. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Legal stalemate clouds fate of New Mexico racino license

- Associated Press

New Mexico horse racing regulators on Friday reluctantly decided for a third time to put off a vote on issuing the state's sixth and final license for a new racetrack and casino operation.

Mayor eyes overhauling racetrack without moving Preakness

Associated Press

Endorsing a proposed $424 million overhaul of the Baltimore track that hosts the Preakness Stakes, Mayor Catherine Pugh says the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown wouldn't necessarily have to be relocated.

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.