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Date: 08/20/2011

Horse Racing Headlines
Stewart Elliott wins George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award (The Associated Press)
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Stewart Elliott, who rode Smarty Jones to victories in the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness, has been named winner of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award. [more]

Mission Brief retired, filly 2nd in 2015 Hambletonian (The Associated Press)
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- Mission Brief, the filly trotter who finished second in the 2015 Hambletonian, has been retired. [more]

Race favorite Thistlecrack out of Cheltenham Gold Cup (The Associated Press)
CHELTENHAM, England (AP) -- Thistlecrack, the favorite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, will miss the race because of a leg injury. [more]

Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, jockey Chris Antley gestures aboard Charismatic after crossing the finish line to capture the 125th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. Old Friends farm says the chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Al Berhman, File)

Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. The striking chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday at Old Friends farm near Georgetown, Kentucky, the farm said. ''Right now, everyone is pretty much inconsolable,'' Old Friends President Michael Blowen said Monday.


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Former Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic dead at 21 (Reuters)
(The Sports Xchange) - Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic died unexpectedly over the weekend. Charismatic, whose bid for the 1999 Triple Crown ended when he fractured his leg near the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, died Sunday at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. Charismatic was found dead in his stall at Old Friends farm near Georgetown. [more]

 
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