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  • 3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.

    The Associated Press
  • Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating

    Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift. The $18 million project starting in…

    The Associated Press
  • Officials suspend Texas racing operations amid funding clash

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Racing Commission has suspended operations - meaning horse and dog racing tracks cannot take bets - amid legislative funding squabbles.

    The Associated Press
  • Horse racing-Former cyclist Pendleton second in first ride

    Britain's former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton finished second in her first ride as an amateur jockey at Ripon on Monday. The 34-year-old, who won two Olympic gold medals, steered Royal Etiquette to second place after being awarded her Category A licence having made her debut in a…