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  • Del Mar moves races off turf after latest injury

    A horse was injured on the new turf course in the seventh race at Del Mar on Thursday, prompting the seaside track to discontinue racing on the surface for the rest of the week. Nine horse deaths have occurred since the summer meet began on July 16. Serious was pulled up on the far turn by jockey…

    The Associated Press
  • Horse euthanized after being injured at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Thoroughbred Lavender Road has been euthanized after breaking her neck when she fell from heat stroke while leaving the paddock at Saratoga Race Course.

    The Associated Press
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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
  • 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
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    Del Mar Changes Tracks After Another Horse Injury

    The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will discontinue racing on the turf track for the remainder of the week after another horse was injured on the course, officials announced Thursday.

    KSWB - San Diego
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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