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  • Several Kentucky Derby hopefuls get workouts in before rain

    One week ahead of the Kentucky Derby, several horses completed their workouts at Churchill Downs before the rain came down. The threat of severe weather across the state hastened things Saturday morning for Derby hopefuls such as International Star, Keen Ice and Tencendur, whose workouts at…

    The Associated Press
  • Irish Jasper wins Big A's Belle Harbor Stakes

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Irish Jasper won the Belle Harbor for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday, one of the trio of $100,000 stakes on closing day at Aqueduct.

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  • American Pharoah completes final pre-Kentucky Derby workout

    American Pharoah put in his final workout before the Kentucky Derby, and trainer Bob Baffert says his colt is quite comfortable with the track at Churchill Downs. The likely favorite for the Derby worked five furlongs in 58.40 seconds under Martin Garcia on Sunday. Looking on was Hall of Fame…

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  • Horse racing-McCoy says farewell was one of his hardest days

    By Ian Chadband LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - A.P McCoy bade farewell in tears to one of the most incredible careers in sport and admitted that his final day in racing on Saturday, while wonderful and emotional, had been one of the hardest days of his life. The 40-year-old Northern Irishman, one of…

    Reuters
  • Si Sage wins $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at Santa Anita

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Long-shot Si Sage won the $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita, snapping a 10-race skid in the U.S.

    The Associated Press
  • Horse Racing-Princess leads tributes to retiring champion McCoy

    By Ian Chadband LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - The Princess Royal led the tributes as the racing world -- and beyond -- hailed the record-breaking career of Northern Ireland jump jockey A.P McCoy, which came to an emotional conclusion on Saturday. The 40-year-old McCoy brought down the curtain on his…

    Reuters
  • Tearful Tony McCoy denied victories in final races of career

    Surrounded by an 18,000-capacity crowd at Sandown Park racecourse, Tony McCoy pulled down his goggles to mask the tears. ''In every sport you need someone to drive you to the end,'' McCoy said.

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  • Horse Racing-Tears but no winner for McCoy on emotional farewell

    By Ian Chadband LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - A.P. McCoy, the jump jockey who has created a remarkable sporting legend in Britain, failed to ride one final winner to mark the end of his peerless career on Saturday but it hardly mattered to the thousands who flocked to salute the tearful 'Champ'.…

    Reuters
  • Legend McCoy's box office appeal not enough in final ride

    Riding legend Tony (AP) McCoy bowed out for the final time on Saturday finishing third on Box Office at Sandown Park. The 40-year-old Northern Irishman -- whose own box office appeal drew a capacity 18,300 crowd to the racecourse -- was cheered to the rafters from the moment earlier in the day when…

    AFP