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Accelerate spurts ahead in stretch to win Grade 1 Gold Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Victor Espinoza shook Accelerate's neck to encourage him leaving the starting gate. That got the usually slow-breaking horse away in good position.

Then Espinoza waited. (MORE)

Accelerate spurts ahead in stretch to win Gold Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Accelerate rallied in the stretch to win the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita by 4 1/4 lengths over Dr. Dorr, trained by Bob Baffert.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Accelerate ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.38 and paid $5.80, $3 and $2.10 at 9-5 odds on Saturday. (MORE)

Gronkowski preparing for US debut in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Gronkowski has completed his first official workout since arriving in the United States ahead of his expected start in the Belmont Stakes. (MORE)

Justify won't have Audible to kick around in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify won't have to further contend with Audible in pursuit of the colt's bid for the Triple Crown. (MORE)

Justify gallops in preparation for Belmont and Triple Crown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Justify has begun preparing for the Belmont Stakes and pursuit of the Triple Crown with an energetic gallop around Churchill Downs. (MORE)

Penny Chenery among 12 new members elected to Racing HOF

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney and Penny Chenery are among 12 members elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. (MORE)

Belmont distance, fatigue test Justify in Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE (AP) Justify keeps showing something new each time he races.

In the Kentucky Derby, he showed he could run in the mud in a crowded, 20-horse field. In the Preakness, he showed he could withstand the challenge of a top rival pressing him early and hold off others before the finish line - also in the mud. (MORE)

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

BALTIMORE (AP) Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead.

The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith's white silks and knew his horse had been pushed to his limit with 100 yards left to go. (MORE)

Good Magic's fast start leads to disappointing finish

BALTIMORE (AP) Dueling in the fog in front of 134,487 fans straining to see the action, Good Magic gamely jumped to the lead in the Preakness and held the rail.

Every time Kentucky Derby winner Justify got close, Good Magic withstood the challenge. After one horse nosed in front, the other gave no ground. (MORE)

The Latest: Kentucky Derby winner Justify captures Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) The Latest on Saturday's 143rd running of the Preakness (all times local):

7:15 p.m. (MORE)

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