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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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Filing: Leagues' block of sports gambling cost track $139M

- Associated Press

A New Jersey horse racing association filed a legal action against the four major pro sports leagues and the NCAA Thursday, claiming the leagues cost one of the state's racetracks more than $130 million in lost revenue by blocking legal sports betting.

Yavapai Downs expected to run again in 2019

Associated Press

An Arizona horse racing track appears to be in position for a full season in 2019 after the state approved a permit for the track's new owners.