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  • Churchill Downs, Saratoga close to management deal

    Churchill Downs Inc. is finalizing a deal with the operators of the Saratoga Casino and Raceway to manage the upstate New York gambling facility and another in Colorado, the companies announced Wednesday. Churchill Downs and Saratoga Harness Racing Inc. announced they are finalizing a five-year…

    The Associated Press
  • Wake Up Nick wins Graduation Stakes at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Wake Up Nick won the $100,000 Graduation Stakes for California-bred 2-year-olds by 4 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Wednesday.

    The Associated Press
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  • Stars Above Me wins Coronation Cup at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Favored Stars Above Me burst through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and pulled away for a 2 1/4-length victory Wednesday in the $100,000 Coronation Cup at Saratoga Race Course.

    The Associated Press
  • Father Patrick 4-5 favorite for Hambletonian

    Father Patrick puts a 15-race winning streak on the line as the 4-5 favorite in the $1 million Hambletonian on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack. A winner of 16 of 17 races, Father Patrick drew post No. 10. Father Patrick is one of three entrants for trainer Jimmy Takter who is well positioned…

    The Associated Press
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    Del Mar Makes Changes To New Turf Course After Horse Deaths

    In the first 9 days of racing, the Del Mar Race Track lost 8 horses to catastrophic injuries forcing vets to euthanize them. Half of them were injured while on the brand new turf track.

    KSWB - San Diego