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AP-Kentucky Sports Digest

June 6, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s sports coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville@ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. All times are Eastern.

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Thoroughbred Racing:

BELMONT-JOCKEY CONCUSSION PROTOCOL

UNDATED — Horse racing is years behind other sports in concussion education, evaluation, diagnosis and return protocol for jockeys, who often suffer them when they fall off. Doctors have spent the past two years developing a protocol, but progress has been slowed by the industry’s lack of continuity from state to state and track to track. Riders who are on the Triple Crown trail from the Kentucky Derby to the Preakness and the Belmont see different rules and care along the way as horse racing seeks to catch up with the NFL, NHL and NBA on brain injuries decades after developing better treatment for horses than riders. By Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1110 words, photos.

BELMONT-HOFBURG

NEW YORK — There are horses for courses and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott might just have one to deny Justify a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. By Tom Canavan. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos, graphics.

BELMONT-JUSTIFY ARRIVES

NEW YORK — Justify arrives at Belmont Park after a flight from Kentucky to begin his final preparations for the Belmont Stakes and his bid to become horse racing’s second Triple Crown winner in four years and 13th overall. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words by 6 p.m., photos.

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