Horse Racing

2 horses trained by Baffert test positive for lidocaine

LOS ANGELES (AP) Two undefeated horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have come back positive in split-sample testing for a banned substance in Arkansas. (MORE)

On the emptiest of Derby days, a surreal 25-1 Epsom winner

EPSOM, England (AP) Instead of 100,000 people packing the rolling hills of Epsom Downs for Derby Day, the sound of swirling wind and rain filled the biosecure racing amphitheater on Saturday. (MORE)

Monmouth Park to open thoroughbred meet Friday with fans

(AP) -- With the opening of the thoroughbred season at Monmouth Park days away, chief executive Dennis Drazin knows the odds are against the track making a profit.

The coronavirus pandemic has idled the New Jersey shore facility for almost two months while officials in the hard-hit state waited for the risks from COVID-19 to subside. The track reduced the scheduled 56-day meet to 37 dates. (MORE)

Precautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is lifted

NEW YORK (AP) Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative. (MORE)

Belmont Park barn under precautionary quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1.

New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on Saturday and is being treated by a private veterinarian. The colt named Freudnme last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019. (MORE)

Belmont winner Tiz the Law lands future stallion deal

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) Belmont winner Tiz the Law will stand at Coolmoore America’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky when his racing career is over.

The 3-year-old colt will continue to be owned by Sackatoga Stable while he races. Tiz the Law has won five of six career starts, including last week’s Belmont Stakes that opened the reconfigured Triple Crown series. His next scheduled start is the Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 8. (MORE)

Kentucky Derby, Oaks will run with limitations on spectators

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Churchill Downs officials have gotten their wish, announcing Thursday that when the rescheduled Kentucky Derby is run in September there will be spectators in the stands - just more spread out than usual.

The historic track got the go-ahead to run the Derby and Oaks this fall with spectators under strict guidelines to limit crowd density for the marquee Triple Crown race that annually attracts more than 150,000. (MORE)

Positive COVID-19 tests at Santa Anita, SoFi Stadium

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Santa Anita had 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. (MORE)

Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell dies at 34

BRIDGNORTH, England (AP) Liam Treadwell, an English jockey who rode a horse with odds of 100-1 to victory in the Grand National Steeplechase in 2009, has died. He was 34. (MORE)

Horse injured, euthanized after race at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita was euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December. (MORE)