A horse ambulance removes the body of Congrats Gal after the horse died on the track after crossing the finish line in the Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

Congrats Gal, a 3-year-old horse, died of an alleged heart attack the day before the 144th Preakness Stakes resulting in calls for the Pimlico Race Course to be investigated, reports the Washington Post.

Why it matters: The Canada-based Stronach Group owns both Pimlico Race Course in Maryland and the Santa Anita Park in California where 22 horses died during a 3-month period resulting in an investigation, reports the New York Times. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she wants the sport to be suspended, while others are calling for a complete ban, per the Washington Post.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 19,282,972 — Total deaths: 718,851 — Total recoveries — 11,671,491Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

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President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.