The House has approved a bill to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry to discourage use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Senate’s top Republican and a handful of senior lawmakers in both parties are making a push for legislation to create national standards for the horse racing industry. The aim is to prevent fatalities and discourage illegal medication practices.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The Belmont Stakes marked the end of the Triple Crown on Saturday, but the focus of horse racing this year is centered on a tragic statistic: an average of 10 horses a week died at American racetracks in 2018, a…
By PBS NewsHour
After being declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, Country House will not run in the Preakness, ending any chance this year at another Triple Crown.
By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press
By Gary B. Graves, Associated Press
Maximum Security became the first Derby winner to be disqualified for interference on Saturday.
In our Thursday news wrap, the House passed a non-binding resolution to oppose the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the military. Democrats called the policy “targeted discrimination.” Also, reporting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings exceed 300…
Santa Anita Park is one of the country’s most famous and storied horse racing venues, and this weekend it was due to host a major prep contest for May’s Kentucky Derby. But a spike in deaths among horses training there…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza performed one of the sports world's rarest feats Saturday, winning the Belmont Stakes, the third and final race needed to clinch the elusive title of Triple Crown champion…
With the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, the NewsHour's series on horse racing concludes with Washington Post columnist Andrew Beyer explaining how his method of calculating the speed of horses helped transform an entire industry.
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