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UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:45 p.m.

Major tracks to ban race-day use of anti-bleeding medication

Starting in 2020, 2-year-old horses won’t be allowed to be treated with the drug Lasix within 24 hours of racing. Lasix is a diuretic given to a majority of horses …


Jockey Mike Smith back on familiar turf at Belmont

Walking into Belmont Park is like old home week for Mike Smith. The jockey knows the vast track with its sweeping turns like the back of his hand. Fans who …


With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.


Digest: 62-year-old Jay Haas takes Newport Beach lead

Golf: Jay Haas shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday to take a five-stroke lead at the Toshiba Classic in Newport Beach, California, putting him in position to become the second-oldest …


Digest: Kerber wins US Open for 2nd major title

Early in what would become a tight test of a U.S. Open final in New York, Angelique Kerber sprinted forward to somehow reach a drop shot and scoop a down-the-line …


Preakness winner Exaggerator 9-5 favorite in Belmont Stakes

Preakness winner Exaggerator is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 13 entered for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown.


Nasal strips become Triple Crown issue

BALTIMORE – California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art …


NCAA tournament qualifiers: Belmont, Florida Gulf Coast first two qualifiers

Kerron Johnson hit a 10-foot pull-up jumper with 1.2 seconds left, and Belmont capped its first season in the Ohio Valley Conference by beating league power Murray State 70-68 in …


Turbulator was superstar in local racing’s heyday

Spokane native Jon White is part of a thirsty generation that remembers when the elusive Triple Crown was won in the high-stakes Sport of Kings. But today, if only for …


Dullahan takes over favorite’s role at Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y. – Although the 144th Belmont Stakes lost its historic implications and biggest draw, there are still 11 horses for whom a victory in the final leg of the …


I’ll Have Another favored in quest for Triple Crown

NEW YORK – I’ll Have Another went into lockdown on Wednesday, moving into a secured barn shortly after the colt was made the early 4-5 favorite to win the Belmont …


Gas storage worries some in Whitman County

Ten years ago, Tom and Holly Bieker moved into a 70-year-old farmhouse in Belmont, a tiny community with a handful of families and grain elevators in Washington’s Palouse country. In …