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Native River gets wire-to-wire win in Cheltenham Gold Cup

Native River gets wire-to-wire win at Cheltenham Gold Cup

Jockey Ruby Walsh to miss rest of Cheltenham Festival

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) Jockey Ruby Walsh will miss the remainder of the Cheltenham Festival after aggravating a leg injury when falling off his horse during the RSA Insurance Novices' chase on Wednesday.

Walsh, the most successful jockey in the festival's history with 52 wins, had only recently returned to competition after a four-month layoff due to a broken leg. He was taken to a hospital for X-rays and his sister Jennifer said in a statement that "unfortunately he has aggravated a recent leg injury and will see his consultant in Dublin next week for further assessment." (MORE)

19-1 shot Quip wins Tampa Bay Derby in upset

Bolt d'Oro wins San Felipe after McKinzie disqualified

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Bolt d'Oro won the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes after even-money favorite McKinzie was disqualified for interference in heavy drizzle at Santa Anita on Saturday.

Bolt d'Oro and McKinzie hooked up through the stretch, with McKinzie poking his head in front at the wire. (MORE)

Enticed scores win in Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct

NEW YORK (AP) Enticed took the lead at the sixteenth pole and went on to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct. (MORE)

Ronnie Franklin, jockey for Spectacular Bid, dies at 58

BALTIMORE (AP) Ronnie Franklin, who rode Spectacular Bid to victory in the 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness before their Triple Crown try was derailed in the Belmont, has died. He was 58.

Franklin's nephew, Walter Cullum, said the former Maryland-based jockey died of lung cancer in Baltimore on Thursday. (MORE)

Bettor sues harness-racing trainer for loss linked to doping

NEW YORK (AP) An aggrieved harness-racing bettor has gone to court to recoup more than $31,000 in winnings he said he was cheated out of when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey two years ago.

Leading figures in harness racing said they had never before heard of such a lawsuit, which accuses the trainer of fraud and racketeering. The general practice is to reallocate the purse to other owners in the event a winning horse is later proven to have been doped, but not to pay back bettors. (MORE)

Promises Fulfilled a surprise winner in Fountain of Youth

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Promises Fulfulled was a surprise wire-to-wire winner Saturday in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, one of the big early preps on the road to the Kentucky Derby. (MORE)

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