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Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. The jockey eased him up near the eighth pole in the stretch. The on-call vet says he has "serious" injury to leg. Was taken to equine hospital on the grounds. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Horse dies after Breeders’ Cup injury

- Associated Press

A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to 15-1 long shot Mongolian Groom in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night.

In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will, as they cross the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes and Baltimore officials have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Mayor: Deal reached to keep Preakness in Baltimore

- Associated Press

Baltimore officials and the owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series’ middle jewel in the city.

Trainer Bob Baffert is seen at Churchill Downs Friday, May 3, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Baffert will saddle three runners in the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan) **FILE**

Baffert-trained Improbable 5-2 Preakness favorite

- Associated Press

Baffert will seek a record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who will start from the No. 4 post in a field of 13 horses.

In this May 20, 2017, file photo, Cloud Computing (2), ridden by Javier Castellano, left, wins 142nd Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico race course as Classic Empire (5) with Julien Leparoux aboard takes second, in Baltimore. The future of Pimlico has turned into a tug of war involving city officials, who want it to stay in Baltimore, and the owners of the track, who long to move the second jewel of the Triple Crown to nearby Laurel. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) **FILE**

Baltimore politicians, track owners duel over Pimlico future

- Associated Press

Pimlico is in need of a major overhaul, and Baltimore city officials, the owners of the track and many trainers disagree on whether it’s smart to spend nearly a half-billion dollars in upgrades. But while they are haggling, the track falls into further disarray.

 In this May 4, 2019, file photo, Flavien Prat on Country House, left, races against Luis Saez on Maximum Security, second from right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Replay clearly shows the horse that finished first in the Kentucky Derby, Maximum Security, veering into the path of others. A 22-minute "inquiry" into the matter resulted in Maximum Security's disqualification. Horse racing, the sport that practically invented the use of instant replay to adjudicate results on the track (the photo finish dates back to the 1930s), had been bitten by the technology it helped create. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) **FILE**
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With replays on demand, no call in sports is safe from being picked apart

- Associated Press

The replays stream onto our sets in high-definition on a practically endless loop, with no detail too small, or too big, to ignore: fingernails nicking basketballs, horses veering out of line, baseball gloves grazing runners as they slide into second.

Preparations take place for the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Baltimore. Old Hilltop is showing its age and it will cost an estimated $300 million to make it right. So while the group that owns the track promises the middle jewel of the Triple Crown will stay put in 2019, there's a chance that the 145th running of the Preakness in 2020 will be held within the state at newer, fresher Laurel Park. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) **FILE**

Maryland racing authority seeks to dismiss Baltimore lawsuit

Associated Press

Maryland’s horse racing authority has moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the city of Baltimore that seeks to condemn and confiscate the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico Race Course and other elements of the industry.

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The track is prepared at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3019.  A tragic, wild and unusual year in horse racing culminates with the Breeders' Cup world championships this weekend at Santa Anita, where the fatalities have prompted investigations, outrage from the public, and animal rights activists demanding the end of racing in California. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)

Horse racing's tragic, wild ride culminates at Breeders' Cup

- Associated Press

Thirty horse deaths over the winter at Santa Anita. The first disqualification for interference in Kentucky Derby history. A horse tossing his jockey at the start of the Preakness and running around the track rider-less. Six more deaths at Santa Anita this fall.

FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, horses are led to paddocks past the Seabiscuit statue during workouts at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A 3-year-old gelding was fatally injured in the fifth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, becoming the 34th horse to die at the track since December. According to a statement from track owner The Stronach Group, jockey Ruben Fuentes pulled up Satchel Paige at the three-eighths pole of the 6 1/2-furlong sprint. Track veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead saw that the gelding had sustained an open fracture of his left front ankle and decided to euthanize him. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)

Filly injured in race and euthanized at Santa Anita

Associated Press

A 2-year-old filly injured her right front leg less than a half-mile from the finish line in a race at Santa Anita and was euthanized, the 36th horse to die at the Southern California track since December.