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Baltimore withdraws lawsuit against owner of Preakness track

- Associated Press

Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series’ middle jewel and the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.

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.

Luis Saez rides Maximum Security to the finish line first against Flavien Prat on Country House during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) **FILE**

Racing commission denies Maximum Security’s disqualification appeal

- Associated Press

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission didn’t take long to deny the appeal of Maximum Security’s disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner for interference, saying hours after it was filed Monday that the stewards’ decision is not subject to appeal.

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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2003, file photo, Joe Badilla Jr. rides Snow Big Deal (6) to a win in the All American Derby in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. The New Mexico Racing Commission announced Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, it would not approve a sixth state horse track and casino license following months of debates and millions of dollars spent by applicants. (AP Photo/Jake Schoellkopf, File)

New Mexico regulators decline to grant 6th 'racino' license

- Associated Press

New Mexico horse racing regulators announced Thursday they have declined to grant a sixth state horse track and casino license after months of uncertainty and millions spent by applicants.

APNewsBreak: Horse racing regulator ousted over comments

- Associated Press

One of the five commissioners responsible for overseeing New Mexico's horse racing industry has been ousted over comments she made regarding changes in the way horses are tested for certain medications.

Mariano Rivera speaks to the media during a visit to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 12, 2019, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The day's third race was named "The Mariano Rivera Hall of Fame" as part of the Spa's tribute to the retired New York Yankees pitcher. (Skip Dickstein/The Albany Times Union via AP)/The Albany Times Union via AP)

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

Associated Press

Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back.

New England's last thoroughbred horse track winds down

- Associated Press

New England's last thoroughbred horse track, Boston's Suffolk Downs, is hosting its final live races this weekend, but it's not clear what comes next for the industry, which continues to receive millions of dollars in casino tax subsidies.