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  • Abandoned horses keep flooding overtaxed rescues

    CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Almost every horse rescue in the country is running out of room or money as they continue to be strained by an influx of abandoned equines, a trend that began during the recession.

    Associated Press
  • Daring Dancer wins Saratoga's $200,000 Lake George

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Daring Dancer won the Grade 2 $200,000 Lake George by a head Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course.

    The Associated Press
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  • Lil Bit O'Fun wins Wickerr Stakes at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Lil Bit O'Fun rallied from far back to win the $95,500 Wickerr Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths at Del Mar on Wednesday.

    The Associated Press
  • Queen's Gold Cup winner fails drug test

    A horse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II which won one of England's most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday. Estimate, which lifted the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2013 and came second in this year's edition, has tested positive for morphine, a banned…

    AFP
  • Trainer Art Sherman to receive Pincay Award

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning trainer Art Sherman will receive the Laffit Pincay Jr. award on July 27 at Del Mar. The award has been given annually for the past 10 years to those who have served horse racing with integrity, dedication, determination and distinction. It will be presented at…

    The Associated Press
  • Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

    A racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II that won the prestigious Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned painkiller, morphine. On Tuesday, the queen's bloodstock and racing adviser, John Warren, said that the monarch's five-year-old filly Estimate was one of…

    The Associated Press
  • Feed probe after Queen's Gold Cup winner fails drug test

    A horse-feed firm launched an investigation on Wednesday into the failed drugs test of Estimate, the Gold Cup winner owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II. The winner of the prestigious Royal Ascot stayers' crown in 2013 was one of five horses that tested positive for the banned substance morphine.…

    AFP