SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers approved an 11th-hour extension to an online betting law on Wednesday that will allow horse racing tracks to keep their racing schedules intact this year.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois’ already hobbled horse racing industry could be headed toward a “tragic” situation if lawmakers don’t take action on a soon-to-expire law, top horseracing observers say.
NEW YORK | Palace Malice took charge on the turn for home and won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, holding off Preakness winner Oxbow and Kentucky Derby winner Orb.
Preakness winner Oxbow, left, is guided by trainer D. Wayne Lukas, right, to his barn at Belmont Park following a morning workout Friday in Elmont, N.Y. Oxbow is entered in Saturday's Belmont Stakes horse race.
NEW YORK | Orb and Oxbow. Oxbow and Orb. Anyway you draw it up, there will not be a Triple Crown on the line in the $1 million Belmont Stakes today.
BALTIMORE | Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through.
Horse Wgt PP ST 1/4 1/2 3/4 Str Fin Jockey Odds Oxbow 126 6 3 1-1½ 1-2 1-1½ 1-3 1-1¾ Stevens 15.40 Itsmyluckyday 126 9 5 4-1 4-hd 3-hd 2-2½ 2-½ Velazquez 8.50 Mylute 126 5 9 9 9 8-3 3-1 3-6¾ Napravnik 10.90 Orb 126 1 6 6-1½ 5-½ 7-½ 6-4½ 4-½ Rosario 0.70 Goldencents 126 2 1 2-2½ …
The field for Saturday's 138th Preakness Stakes, with post position, horse's name, jockey's name and odds:
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
Joel Rosario sits on Orb in the winners circle after winning the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Now that Shug McGaughey has won the Kentucky Derby, it's time for the 62-year-old trainer to go after another race missing from his Hall of Fame resume.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Trainer Doug O'Neill came up short in his bid to defend his Kentucky Derby title.
Exercise rider Jenn Patterson rides Kentucky Derby favorite Orb for a workout at Churchill Downs on Friday in Louisville, Ky.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. | A trainer flooding the field with five horses. A black jockey trying to make history, and a woman rider, too. Louisville coach Rick Pitino seeking a double — champions in racing and basketball. He's sure in the right place.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Back at Churchill Downs for the first time since winning the Kentucky Derby with I'll Have Another, trainer Doug O'Neill is thinking about winning another one.
Kentucky Derby hopeful Will Take Charge, with exercise rider Taylor Carty aboard, walks the wrong way on the race track at Churchill Downs on Sunday in Louisville, Ky.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lawmakers have replaced a Senate-approved plan giving $100 million in state funds to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a $200 million loan program fueled by slot-machine revenue from central Indiana's casinos.
Michigan forward Glenn Robinson III, a Lake Central graduate, dunks against the Louisville during the second half of Monday's NCAA championship game in Atlanta.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Churchill Downs simplified the path leading to the Kentucky Derby on Thursday, announcing a new points system pegged to three dozen races that will set the field for the country's most famous thoroughbred race.
NEW YORK | The Triple Crown curse lives. This time the horse didn't even make it to the starting gate.
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