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Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Not again.

That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. (MORE)

Monmouth resumes racing after delay for fierce heat, safety

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) After a 4 1/2-hour delay because of extreme heat and concern for the horses, Monmouth Park resumed its biggest card of the year, paving the way for the $1 million Haskell Invitational with Maximum Security to be run just before sunset.

The track canceled six races earlier in the afternoon and pushed back its six stakes races until 6 p.m. (MORE)

'Queen of Saratoga' Marylou Whitney dies at 93

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. She was 93.

The New York Racing Association said she died Friday at her estate in Saratoga Springs, after a long illness. No further details were provided. (MORE)

Maximum Security could face maximum sizzle in Haskell

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Maximum Security is going to have to share top billing in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park with an unexpected foe - broiling heat.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Monmouth County through Sunday night, adding a seventh rival for the only horse to cross the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby and then be disqualified. (MORE)

2 horses killed at Del Mar in collision during training

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Two horses were killed in a freak collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its season. (MORE)

Heat prompts NYRA to cancel racing Saturday at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The New York Racing Association has canceled Saturday's card of racing at Saratoga Race Course due to excessive heat forecast for eastern New York. (MORE)

Maximum Security leads field of 7 in Haskell Invitational

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Maximum Security will make his second start since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, taking on six rivals in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. (MORE)

Best In Show pulls 27-1 upset in Meadowlands Pace

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Best In Show slipped along the rail to pull a 27-1 upset in the $682,650 Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night. (MORE)

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. (MORE)

Breeders' Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded.

That's according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders' Cup, who said reaction to the board of directors' decision to keep the two-day event at the historic Southern California track has been "very supportive." (MORE)

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