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Sports in brief: Kentucky horse racing officials deny license to Derby-winning trainer

Horses

Kentucky denies racing license to Derby-winning trainer Dutrow

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Trainer Rick Dutrow may be running out of places to race. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's License Review Committee denied the Kentucky Derby-winning trainer a license to race in the state in 2011.

KHRC executive director Lisa Underwood said Wednesday that the unanimous denial was based on Dutrow's "consistent disregard for the rules of racing." He can appeal.

Dutrow won the Derby and Preakness in 2008 with Big Brown but has had trouble since. New York racing officials suspended him twice for hypodermic needles in his barn and for a winning horse's positive test for a banned painkiller at Aqueduct last year.

Kentucky officials cited a half-dozen concerns about Dutrow, whose license was suspended for 30 days in 2009 after a horse tested positive for a breathing stimulant.

Big Brown never violated a drug rule, but Dutrow acknowledged the horse had the then-legal steroid stanozolol in his bloodstream during his Derby and Preakness victories. Kentucky and most other states have since banned stanozolol.

More Horses

Saturday favorites eye Kentucky Derby

The Factor is the solid 7-5 choice to win the $1 million Arkansas Derby in Hot Springs on Saturday and move on to the Kentucky Derby in three weeks as one of the favorites.

Trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, The Factor drew the No. 3 post in a field of 13 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles. The Factor needs a strong effort to move on to the Derby on May 7.

Meanwhile, Santiva leads a field of 12 3-year-olds for Saturday's $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in Kentucky. The bay colt will start from the No. 3 post as the 3-1 morning-line favorite. The winner will have enough graded stakes earnings to qualify for the Derby.

Swimming

Open-water safety measures proposed

A commission appointed by USA Swimming recommended limits on water temperatures, adequate rescue personnel and other improvements in open-water swimming, coming nearly six months after the death of American Fran Crippen.

For 5-kilometer and longer races, the water temperature cannot be above 87.8 degrees Fahrenheit, and the combined water and air temperature can't exceed 145.4 degrees. The race must also be postponed if the water temperature is below 60.8 degrees or the combined water and air readings total less than 86 degrees.

ET CETERA

Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo's 40th goal of the season gave Real Madrid a 1-0 victory at Tottenham that moved the Spanish club into the Champions League semifinals vs. Barcelona. Defending champion Inter Milan was eliminated with a 2-1 loss at Schalke, which will next meet Manchester United. It is the first time the German club has advanced this far in Europe's top club event.

Tennis: Rafael Nadal began his bid for a seventh straight Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Jarkko Nieminen. The top-ranked Spaniard, who next plays Richard Gasquet, did not face a break point and extended his winning record at the claycourt event to 33 matches.

Times wires

Sports in brief: Kentucky horse racing officials deny license to Derby-winning trainer 04/13/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 9:30pm]
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