In this image provided by Benoit Photo, Ambitious Brew and jockey Flavien Prat win the Lennyfromalibu Stakes horse race, Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Gold Rush Dancer won the $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita on California Gold Rush Day for state bred or sired horses. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Gold Rush Dancer ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:49.37 and paid $5, $3 and $2.10 as the 3-2 favorite in a field of five 2-year-olds.


Posted: May 29, 2016, 2:51 am
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- Missile J won the $300,000 Art Rooney Pace at Yonkers Raceway on Saturday night.
Posted: May 29, 2016, 1:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Too Discreet set the pace and drew clear to a 2 1/2-length victory Saturday in the $100,000 Pradise Creek Stakes for 3-year-old turf sprinters at Belmont Park.
Posted: May 28, 2016, 10:22 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Chublicious took the lead near the top of the stretch and drew off to win the $60,000 John J. Reilly Handicap at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Green Gratto by 1 1/2 lengths.
Posted: May 28, 2016, 9:58 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Corps de Ballet closed with a rush to win the $58,000 feature by a half-length Friday at Santa Anita.
Posted: May 28, 2016, 1:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- My Cara Mia beat Coming Attraction by 1 ¼ lengths Friday in the $80,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.
Posted: May 27, 2016, 9:31 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Show Stealer overhauled 3-5 favorite Two Taps in deep stretch to win the $60,000 feature for fillies and mares by a head Thursday at Santa Anita.
Posted: May 27, 2016, 1:24 am
Gift Box made a sharp comeback to win the $77,000 allowance feature for 3-year-olds on Thursday at Belmont Park. The gray colt trained by Chad Brown rallied four-wide around the turn to beat Realm by 4 1/2 lengths. It was his first race since running third to Mohaymen, one of the top contenders in the Kentucky Derby, in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct in November.
Posted: May 26, 2016, 10:42 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Arthur B. ''Bull'' Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr., prominent thoroughbred breeders and owners, have been elected to racing's Hall of Fame in the Pillars of the Turf category.
Posted: May 25, 2016, 7:06 pm

May 18, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist receives a bath after a training session for the 141st Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

(Reuters) - Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will miss next month's Belmont Stakes, the final leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds, because of a high white cell count, his trainers said on Tuesday. Nyquist, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended when he finished third in the Preakness States on Saturday after starting as race favorite, succumbed to a fever on Monday and has since been recovering at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. "He's out because of sickness," Nyquist trainer Doug O'Neill told reporters after consulting with his assistant Jack Sisterson.


Posted: May 24, 2016, 11:38 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will miss next month's Belmont Stakes, the final leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds, because of a high white cell count, his trainers said on Tuesday. Nyquist, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended when he finished third in the Preakness States on Saturday after starting as race favourite, succumbed to a fever on Monday and has since been recovering at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. "He's out because of sickness," Nyquist trainer Doug O'Neill told reporters after consulting with his assistant Jack Sisterson.
Posted: May 24, 2016, 11:37 pm

FILE - In this May 7, 2016, file photo, Mario Gutierrez rides Nyquist to victory during the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The trainer of Nyquist says the Kentucky Derby winner is sick and won't run in the Belmont Stakes on June 11. Doug O'Neill said Tuesday, May 24, 2016, that Nyquist is

So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes. Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist won't run in the final leg of the Triple Crown after developing a fever and having an elevated white blood cell count, trainer Doug O'Neill said Tuesday. Any thoughts of a second straight Triple Crown were wiped in the Preakness on Saturday when Exaggerator finally defeated Nyquist after four previous losses.


Posted: May 24, 2016, 8:03 pm
Exaggerator's victory over Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the Preakness was watched on NBC by an average of more than 9.4 million people, a 6 percent increase over American Pharoah's victory last year in the second leg of the Triple Crown. The figures were released Tuesday by NBC, based on data from The Nielsen Company. It's the third time in four years that NBC's Preakness audience topped 9 million viewers.
Posted: May 24, 2016, 6:30 pm

Exaggerator, left, with Kent Desormeaux aboard moves up on Nyquist (3) with Mario Gutierrez aboard during the 141st Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Baltimore. Exaggerator won the race. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Two days after the first loss of his career, Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has developed a slight fever, leaving plans temporarily on hold for a rematch with Preakness winner Exaggerator in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Doug O'Neill's assistant Jack Sisterson said Monday that Nyquist had blood work done ''to make sure nothing is going on.'' Nyquist finished third behind Exaggerator in the Preakness on Saturday, ending any chance of a Triple Crown try at the Belmont on June 11.


Posted: May 23, 2016, 8:44 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Second Summer won the $200,000 Californian Stakes by a length Sunday at Santa Anita.
Posted: May 23, 2016, 2:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Now Power took command shortly after the start on her way to a 2 1/2-length victory Sunday in the $77,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.
Posted: May 22, 2016, 10:41 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Full Salute won a four-horse battle in the deep stretch in the $42,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday, beating El Grande Rojo by a nose.
Posted: May 22, 2016, 10:01 pm

Trainer Keith Desormeaux kisses a trophy after Exaggerator with Kent Desormeaux atop won the 141st Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Baltimore.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bonded by their prowess for getting the most out of race horses, siblings Keith and Kent Desormeaux have a relationship that can best be described as professional. Standing outside the Preakness Stakes Barn at Pimlico Race Course on another rainy day in Baltimore, 49-year-old Keith Desormeaux explained how he and his younger brother ultimately formed a winning combination in a Triple Crown race.


Posted: May 22, 2016, 4:31 pm

Rocky Kent Desormeaux holds a trophy after Exaggerator he rode won the 141st Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner's circle with Exaggerator - stay inside and wait. The rider who started his career in Maryland guided Exaggerator to a 3 1/2-length victory over Cherry Wine in Saturday's $1.5 million Preakness, ending any chance for a Triple Crown follow up after American Pharoah accomplished the rare feat last year. Nyquist finished third.


Posted: May 22, 2016, 8:05 am

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Wild Dude, with jockey Rafael Bejarano, wins the Grade II, $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes horse race Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Wild Dude overtook 4-5 favorite Subtle Indian in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $200,000 Kona Gold Stakes for older horses by a length Saturday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Wild Dude ran 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.10 and paid $11.20, $4 and $2.80 as the 9-2 third choice. Subtle Indian returned $2.80 and $2.40, while Cautious Giant was another half-length back in third and paid $4.20 to show.


Posted: May 22, 2016, 1:33 am

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