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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Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series’ middle jewel and the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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Correction: California Horse Racing-Safety story

- Associated Press

In a story June 26 about horse racing safety, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the spokesman for the California Horse Racing Board. It is Mike Marten, not Mike Martin.

Eddie Haskell, right, with jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard, win the third race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita horse racing track Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Santa Anita , Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban

- Associated Press

Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties.

27th Santa Anita horse dies

Associated Press

A horse that was injured during training at Santa Anita has died - the 27th fatality involving the park since the current meeting opened.

FILE - In this March 3, 2019 file photo provided by KNX-1070 AM, demonstrators protest the deaths of horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is supporting a state Senate bill that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license to protect the health and safety of horses or riders. The announcement Thursday, May 30, 2019, comes amid deaths of 26 horses at Santa Anita since Dec. 26. (Pete Demetriou/KNX-1070 AM via AP,File)

California governor backs bill expanding racing board powers

- Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom said he's supporting legislation that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license when necessary to protect the health and safety of horses or riders.