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The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby.

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has released names, places and dates of race horse fatalities for the first time, reversing its recent claim that the details are not public record.   

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Churchill Downs and Keeneland broke ground Tuesday on a $150 million racetrack and entertainment venue in Oak Grove.

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Churchill Downs officials met with the Oak Grove mayor’s office on Wednesday to discuss plans for the new $150 million racetrack coming to the west Kentucky community.

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The owners of a southern Kentucky horse racing track want to expand their Simpson County facility and build a new one near Fort Campbell.

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John Asher, the longtime spokesman for the racetrack that's home to the Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 62.

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Kentucky horse racing regulators have approved the sale of Ellis Park racetrack to a group that's had a minority ownership in the track for several years.

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The Illinois Racing Board has advanced a proposal to allow video gambling on past horse races despite the board's attorney warning that the move would be illegal.

Curious Derby: Can Animal Lovers Make Peace With Horse Racing?

May 3, 2018
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Every horse racing fan remembers Eight Belles’ death, said Michael Blowen, the owner of Old Friends, a retirement farm for thoroughbreds. 

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Construction is officially underway on a new venture by Churchill Downs racetrack. It’s investing $60 million in a historical racing facility in Louisville, called Derby City Gaming. Officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking at the site Wednesday.