• Senegal's savannah jockey dreams of international glory

    Senegal's savannah jockey dreams of international glory

    A head shorter than his peers, Fallou Diop https://reut.rs/3rZQ7DU quickly vanishes into the crowd of jockeys preparing for early morning drills in the western Senegalese village of Niaga. "When I start riding I get a bit stressed, but after a moment, it's over," Diop says. Diop is one of Senegal's most promising jockeys, having won the country's top racing prize when he was just 17.

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    Santa Anita cancels Friday racing with heavy rain forecast

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Santa Anita has canceled live racing on Friday because of strong rains expected to hit Southern California over the next few days.

  • Knicks Go gets to the lead and stays there to win Pegasus
    The Associated Press

    Knicks Go gets to the lead and stays there to win Pegasus

    Knicks Go went to the lead right out of the gate and dared the other 11 runners in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational to catch him. Picking up by far the biggest purse of his career, and doing so with ease, the heavily favored Knicks Go won the fifth running of the Pegasus on Saturday - his fourth consecutive victory, one that pushed his lifetime winnings to about $3 million. ''Great horses do great things,'' trainer Brad Cox said.

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    California board lets stand Justify's win in 2018 race

    The California Horse Racing Board voted to let stand a decision by stewards at Santa Anita and leave Justify as the winner of the 2018 Santa Anita Derby. Stewards at Santa Anita last month decided to dismiss complaints filed by the current racing board in the combined cases of Justify and Hoppertunity, both of whom had scopolamine detected in post-race samples following their victories. The racing board filed the complaint as part of a settlement of a lawsuit filed by Mick Ruis, the owner-trainer of Bolt d'Oro, who finished second to Justify in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby.