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County bets new operators can save horse racing at Rillito track

County bets new operators can save horse racing at Rillito track

The Rillito Park Horse Racetrack will likely have a new operator when racing resumes next year.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Dial-a-bookie service set to to start soon

CORRECTION: A provision to preempt local laws on horse and dog racing, in the original Senate text, was removed from a  racing omnibus bill by the House before it was sent to Gov. Jan Brewer who signed the measure on Monday.

May 06, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Neto's Tucson: Backers of Rillito racetrack fear getting run over by the big guys

Tuesday, I sat in a meeting of special interests and a politician.

March 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Bill could end live greyhound racing in Tucson without closing track

Live dog racing could come to an end in Southern Arizona without Tucson Greyhound Park shuttering its doors.

March 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
And they're off! Horse racing returns to historic Rillito Park Race Track

And they're off! Horse racing returns to historic Rillito Park Race Track

Tucson’s historic horse track enjoys its annual 8 weeks in the sun, every weekend until March 30

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Future of racing at Rillito in question

Future of racing at Rillito in question

Horse racing at Rillito Park Race Track hasn’t even begun and many are already champing at the bit to discuss its future — or lack of a future — at the historic site.

February 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Belmont Stakes: Pletcher's hopeful math: 5 horses = 1 winner

NEW YORK - Sloppy track or not, here comes Todd Pletcher with another squad of 3-year-olds for a Triple Crown race.

June 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Horse racing: Oxbow gives Lukas Triple Crown mark

Horse racing: Oxbow gives Lukas Triple Crown mark

Oxbow, with Gary Sevens up, hits the wire at Pimlico, covering the 113/16 mile in 1:57.54. He went off at 15-1 odds.

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Horse racing: Oxbow gives Lukas Triple Crown mark

Horse racing: Oxbow gives Lukas Triple Crown mark

BALTIMORE - Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.

May 19, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Kentucky Derby: Velazquez opts out; Rosario saddles up

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez opts out; Rosario saddles up

Jockey Joel Rosario previously had ridden Orb five times, including to two victories. Jockey John Velazquez also won twice aboard Orb.

May 05, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Kentucky Derby: Velazquez opts out; Rosario saddles up

Kentucky Derby: Velazquez opts out; Rosario saddles up

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Joel Rosario maximized the opportunity aboard Orb that John Velazquez passed on in the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby: Pletcher has five shots at coming up roses

Kentucky Derby: Pletcher has five shots at coming up roses

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.

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Kentucky Derby: Flaunted Mansion: New addition for big spenders

Kentucky Derby: Flaunted Mansion: New addition for big spenders

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The historic home of the Kentucky Derby has undergone facelifts, upgrades and minor touch-ups over the last decade that amount to the most significant changes at Churchill Downs since the twin spires were erected in the late 19th century.

May 03, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…
Kentucky Derby: Pletcher's Derby roster of five horses 'best ever'

Kentucky Derby: Pletcher's Derby roster of five horses 'best ever'

Trainer Todd Pletcher, a UA graduate, will start five horses Saturday in the Kentucky Derby.

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Kentucky Derby: Pletcher's Derby roster of five horses 'best ever'

Kentucky Derby: Pletcher's Derby roster of five horses 'best ever'

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On one hand, Todd Pletcher is doing exactly what is expected of him - which only adds to the absurdity of the University of Arizona grad's situation.

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Sutherland makes Gold Cup history

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Game On Dude carried Chantal Sutherland to victory in the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup on Saturday, making her the first female jockey to win the 73-year-old race.

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I'll Have Another can't outrun injury

I'll Have Another can't outrun injury

I'll Have Another, getting love from Eliza McCalmont at a news conference Friday in Elmont, N.Y., saw his Triple Crown chances end with a swollen left front tendon.

June 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
I'll Have Another can't outrun injury

I'll Have Another can't outrun injury

ELMONT, N.Y. - Thoroughbred racing's 34-year wait for a Triple Crown champion will continue, with the struggling industry's latest hope for a superstar suffering a fairly common yet career-ending injury Friday.

June 09, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…

I'll Have Another survives big scare

NEW YORK - The Triple Crown bid of I'll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a loose horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during training at Belmont Park.

June 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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