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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, Flavien Prat on Country House reacts after the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not run in the Preakness. Assistant trainer Riley Mott confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday, May 7 that the longshot winner of horse racing’s biggest event is no longer being considered for the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Country House was named the winner of the Kentucky Derby after Maximum Security was disqualified. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 07, 2019 - 9:08 pm
After being declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, Country House will not run in the Preakness because of illness, ending any chance of a Triple Crown attempt this year. Trainer Bill Mott said Tuesday the long-shot winner of horse racing's biggest event was no longer being...
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May 07, 2019 - 12:03 am
Martin Truex Jr. stood next to the 60-pound metallic gold Monster trophy on the victory lane stage and was uncertain about how many fingers he should flash for his celebratory photo. "Two for the season or three for Dover?" Truex asked. How about one of each? Truex solved his snapshot situation...
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May 06, 2019 - 10:43 pm
George Springer, Carlos Correa and Robinson Chirinos each homered to lead the Houston Astros to a 6-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Monday night. Springer opened the first with his 11th home run of the season, including three leadoff drives. He added an RBI double in the eighth. Correa had...
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Luis Saez reacts after Maximum Security was disqualified from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 06, 2019 - 9:14 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security's owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the Preakness and will appeal the disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. Gary West said by phone to The Associated Press that there is "really no need, not having an opportunity to run for the Triple...
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May 05, 2019 - 5:11 pm
After being humiliated by the Kansas City Royals a day earlier, the Detroit Tigers were focused on redemption Sunday. It came via one of the lesser-known members of the roster. Journeyman Brandon Dixon, only in the majors due to a series of injuries, hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning to lift...
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Jimmie Johnson waves during driver introductions at a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Dover International Speedway in Dover, Del. (AP Photo/Jason Minto)
May 05, 2019 - 3:53 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson posed for a photo with Hall of Famers Bobby Allison and Richard Petty from an appearance this weekend and wrote the caption "367 and counting." His combined win total has been stuck on that number since June 4, 2017, when Johnson won the last of his 83 NASCAR Cup...
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Luis Saez riding Maximum Security, second from right, goes around turn four with Flavien Prat riding Country House, left, Tyler Gaffalione riding War of Will and John Velazquez riding Code of Honor, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 05, 2019 - 2:41 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards' disqualification of his horse's Kentucky Derby victory as "egregious" and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal. "I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of...
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Flavien Prat celebrates after riding Country House to victory during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 04, 2019 - 8:51 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security led the Kentucky Derby every step of the way except for the last one — into the winner's circle. The colt became the first winner disqualified for interference in the Derby's 145-year history, leading to an agonizing wait and an eventual stunning reversal...
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