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BC-Kentucky Sports Digest

May 6, 2019

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(at)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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

PREAKNESS-MAXIMUM SECURITY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ Taken down as the Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security is now out of the Preakness. Maximum Security’s owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the middle jewel of the Triple Crown and will appeal the disqualification as Derby winner. Gary West told The Associated Press by phone there is “really no need, not having an opportunity to run for the Triple Crown to run a horse back in two weeks.” By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 580 words, photos.

ON HORSE RACING-TROUBLED INDUSTRY

LOS ANGELES _ Horse racing is in an uproar these days. The deaths of 23 horses at Santa Anita prompted a flurry of new medication and safety initiatives. The disqualification of the Kentucky Derby winner has touched off a debate reaching all the way to the White House. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words by 5 p.m., photos.

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