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AWOL Stevens Juror Lied About Dad's Death

Woman goes free after trip to Calif. ends at racetrack, not funeral

(Newser) - The juror in the Ted Stevens trial who was excused to attend her father’s funeral actually skipped out to go to the track, the Anchorage Daily News reports. Marian Hinnant, who was replaced hours before the verdict, appeared before the judge today to explain her absence. She had plans... More »

Big Brown Injured, Heads Out to Stud

Colt won't get chance to run against Curlin in Breeders' Cup

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown injured his right front foot during a workout this morning in New York and will immediately be retired to stud, the Blood-Horse reports. The bay colt's retirement means he'll miss his eagerly awaited faceoff with Curlin in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic.... More »

Fen-Phen Plaintiffs May Settle for Horse

Preakness winner Curlin could soon have 400 new owners

(Newser) - A Kentucky judge ruled that 400 plaintiffs, defrauded in a 2001 settlement of the fen-phen case, can seize the horse owned partly by two jailed laywers. Curlin, who won this year's Preakness and Breeders' Cup Classic, already had five owners after attorneys William Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr. sold 80%... More »

Curlin Wins Muddy Classic

Horse caps great year by taking sixth victory in nine starts

(Newser) - Curlin capped a grand year by winning the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic today, the AP reports. He blew by Hard Spun and Lawyer Ron in the home stretch and ran the 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.59 on a sloppy track, claiming his sixth win in nine starts.... More »

Maryfield Wins Breeders' First Filly and Mare Sprint

Closers trump favorites on rainy racetrack

(Newser) - Jockey Elivs Trujillo pushed Maryfield to a half-length win in the rain-drenched Breeder's Cup Mare and Filly Sprint yesterday, ESPN reports. Miraculous Miss came in second, with Miss Macy Sue close behind as favorites La Traviata and Dream Rush outpaced each other early only to be overtaken on the home... More »

Lawyer Ron the Favorite at Breeder's Cup

Heads for turf trial against Street Smart and Curlin

(Newser) - Whitney Handicapp and Woodward Stakes winner Lawyer Ron was made the slight favorite over Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense and Preakness winner Curlin yesterday for Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Monmouth Park. More »

Street Sense Captures Travers

Derby winner adds 'Midsummer Derby' to trophy case

(Newser) - Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense triumphed in the "Midsummer Derby" today at Saratoga, holding off longshot Grasshopper to capture the $1 million Travers Stakes by a half-length. The superstar 3-year-old, under regular rider Calvin Borel, paid $2.70 to win after the crowd at the sweltering Spa sent him... More »

Street Sense Wins Derby

Favorite finishes in 2:02

(Newser) - Street Sense surged from 19th in a field of 20 to win today's 133rd Kentucky Derby, returning $11.80 as the tepid favorite and ending two long-standing jinxes. The dark bay colt was the first-ever Breeder's Cup Juvenile winner and the first 2-year-old champion since Spectacular Bid in 1979 to... More »

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