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Churchill plans suites for owners of Derby horses

This artists rendering provided by Churchill Downs, shows exterior view of the proposed winner's circle suites at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Track officials said Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, the $4.2 million project will include 20 new private, open-air suites. The seating will be in a prime spot under the Twin Spires between the sixteenth pole and finish line.  (AP Photo/Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs announced plans Wednesday to develop trackside suites for the owners of horses running in the Kentucky Derby, hoping to rein in criticism that arose when a Derby winner’s co-owner lashed out at the track over its hospitality.

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American Pharoah withdrawn from Breeders’ Cup

Exercise riders and horses walk along the track during morning workouts for the Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita Park Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — American Pharoah, who was the early 2-1 favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, was withdrawn Tuesday because of bruise in his left front foot.

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Shared Belief is 9-5 favorite for BC Classic

This Nov. 10, 2013, file photo, provided by Benoit Photo shows Shared Belief and jockey Corey Nakatani winning the Grade II $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Undefeated Shared Belief is expected to be made the favorite after post positions are drawn for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.  (AP Photo/Benoit Photo, File)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Shared Belief was made the early 9-5 favorite on Monday in a field of 14 for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, a race featuring a strong contingent of seven 3-year-olds taking on older foes. Shared Belief is 7-0 in his career, with all of his races coming in California.

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