The Preakness — the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown — is set for May 21 at Pimlico, and the field won't include Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike.
Posted: May 16, 2022, 8:54 pm
NBA legend Tony Parker said winning the French 1000 Guineas (Poule d'Essai des Pouliches) at Longchamp on Sunday gave him the "same burst of adrenaline" as when he won his four titles.
Posted: May 15, 2022, 3:36 pm
Kentucky Derby: Rich Strike jockey Sonny Leon serving suspension for careless riding in Ohio, his 5th ban since fall
Leon's agent says that he'll be eligible to ride in the Preakness if Rich Strike is entered.
Posted: May 11, 2022, 11:01 pm
With a Kentucky Derby victory in hand, Rich Strike's team faces a choice: go for the glory, or go for the better chance at victory?
Posted: May 10, 2022, 10:15 pm
Rich Strike, an 80-1 longshot who only got into the field the day before the race, stormed home on the inside to seize a stunning upset victory in the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.
Posted: May 8, 2022, 12:07 am
The 148th Kentucky Derby began with no runaway favorite, and it was an 80-1 long shot that ended up taking the roses.
Posted: May 7, 2022, 11:08 pm
The field is wide open for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Posted: May 6, 2022, 1:45 pm
There will be a capacity crowd and full field of horses in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, but with legendary trainer Bob Baffert banned, the race is far from back to normal.
Posted: May 5, 2022, 6:52 pm
Blue Grass Stakes winner Zandon was handed a kind draw for this weekend's Kentucky Derby on Monday after being installed as favorite for the $3 million showpiece.
Posted: May 2, 2022, 9:27 pm
The Kentucky Derby has announced post positions for Saturday's 148th running of the race.
Posted: May 2, 2022, 6:53 pm
Charlie Appleby trained the first two home in the English 2000 Guineas on Saturday but it was his less fancied runner Coroebus who took the honours at the expense of previously unbeaten favourite Native Trail.
Posted: April 30, 2022, 4:32 pm
The purpose-built stables and adjoining paddock stretch almost as far as the high grey, exterior wall of Castlerea Prison in central Ireland.
Posted: April 22, 2022, 3:45 am
For more than two years, people in Hong Kong have lived under some of the toughest coronavirus restrictions in the world. But one beloved tradition has persisted: horse racing.
Posted: April 22, 2022, 2:18 am
Medina Spirit is the second horse in the 146-year history of the Kentucky Derby to have title taken away over drug offense.
Posted: February 21, 2022, 8:03 pm
The 3-year that tested positive for betamethasone after winning the Derby in May collapsed on the Santa Anita track Monday morning.
Posted: December 6, 2021, 6:52 pm
We're not sure that's street legal.
Posted: August 21, 2021, 9:45 pm
A federal judge ruled the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert unconstitutional on Wednesday, allowing him to run horses in the state again.
Posted: July 15, 2021, 2:37 am
A federal judge has nullified New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of famed thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert, saying the organisation failed to provide him a post-suspension hearing. The ruling was a significant win for the trainer, one of the most successful and recognisable figures in the sport, and allows for him to compete in New York state races again, effective immediately. In May, NYRA barred Baffert-trained horse Medina Spirit from running in the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the triple crown, after the Kentucky Derby winner failed a drug test.
Posted: July 15, 2021, 1:12 am
Bob Baffert can run horses in New York again.
Posted: July 14, 2021, 10:33 pm
Stradivarius's bid to emulate Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup victories ended in disappointment on Thursday as Subjectivist prevailed in Royal Ascot's flagship race.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 5:13 pm
Bob Baffert is trying to get his New York suspension lifted.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 7:27 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Monday sued New York horse racing officials for suspending him from running horses at state racetracks, following a positive drug test for Baffert-trained Medina Spirit after it won the Kentucky Derby. Baffert, a seven-time Kentucky Derby winner and one of the sport's best-known figures, said the New York Racing Association (NYRA) unconstitutionally usurped the authority of the state's gaming commission by taking away his trainer's license indefinitely.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 6:37 pm
Stradivarius receives "quite a lot of fan mail" his trainer John Gosden told AFP which is sure to become a flood if he equals Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup's (2006-09) on Thursday.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 2:14 am
(Reuters) -Essential Quality atoned for Kentucky Derby disappointment out-duelling Hot Rod Charlie down the home stretch to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, bringing the curtain down on a tumultuous year for U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. The favorite to win May's Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality came home fourth at Churchill Downs but this time got a perfect ride from jockey Luis Saez. It was the fifth win in six career races for Essential Quality who is owned by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Posted: June 5, 2021, 11:40 pm
The Kentucky Derby favorite delivered at Belmont.
Posted: June 5, 2021, 10:59 pm
Bolshoi Ballet is the punters choice to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a ninth Epsom Derby and a 41st British classic breaking a record that has stood for almost 150 years later on Saturday.
Posted: June 5, 2021, 9:30 am
Essential Quality is once again the 2-1 favorite and there are plenty of reasons to think he will come through this time.
Posted: June 4, 2021, 9:59 pm
Ed Dunlop admits it is "surreal" training a leading contender for Saturday's Epsom Derby named in honour of his father.
Posted: June 4, 2021, 1:30 am
Churchill Downs cited Baffert's "reckless practices and substance violations" in announcing the decision.
Posted: June 2, 2021, 8:14 pm
2 jun (Reuters) - Una segunda prueba de drogas posterior a la carrera para el ganador del Derby de Kentucky, Medina Spirit, confirmó la presencia de una sustancia prohibida, dijo el miércoles un abogado del entrenador del caballo, lo que plantea la posibilidad de que el potro alazán oscuro sea descalificado. El abogado del entrenador del Salón de la Fama Bob Baffert, quien ganó un séptimo Derby de Kentucky con Medina Spirit el 1 de mayo, dijo que una segunda muestra halló el fármaco antiinflamat
Posted: June 2, 2021, 5:16 pm
A second drug test from Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has confirmed the presence of a banned steroid, a statement said Wednesday, potentially paving the way for the horse to be stripped of its victory at Churchill Downs.
Posted: June 2, 2021, 4:35 pm
(Reuters) -A second post-race drug test for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit confirmed a prohibited substance was present, a lawyer for the horse's trainer said on Wednesday, raising the possibility the dark bay colt might be disqualified. While a decision on whether to disqualify Medina Spirit will depend on the outcome of a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission investigation, Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) moved swiftly by banning the colt's Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert for two years. In making the ruling, CDI said it could no longer overlook Baffert's history of drug testing failures.
Posted: June 2, 2021, 2:57 pm
Children will not be allowed to attend England's second test against New Zealand at Edgbaston next month after the match was chosen as one of the British government's pilot events to allow bigger crowds. The June 10-14 test will be the first event in the second phase of the government programme assessing the risk of COVID-19 transmission at mass participation events. Edgbaston will now be allowed around 18,000 spectators a day, or 70% of capacity, but all ticket holders must be aged 16 and over.
Posted: May 26, 2021, 2:13 pm
Baffert and his horses are banned from several lucrative NY races, including the third leg of the Triple Crown.
Posted: May 17, 2021, 9:16 pm
New York racing authorities on Monday barred trainer Bob Baffert from entering horses in next month's Belmont Stakes following the positive drug test against his Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit.
Posted: May 17, 2021, 9:06 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will not contend in next month's Belmont Stakes after the New York Racing Association (NYRA) temporarily suspended the horse and its famed trainer, Bob Baffert, on Monday following a failed drug test. Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone, a banned substance, earlier this month after winning the first of the three legs of horse racing's Triple Crown series. The horse came up short at Saturday's Preakness Stakes, finishing third behind Midnight Bourbon and upset winner Rombauer.
Posted: May 17, 2021, 8:59 pm
All eyes were on Medina Spirit at the 146th Preakness Stakes, but Rombauer captured the victory.
Posted: May 15, 2021, 10:59 pm
"If we don't [speak up] for the bettors, it's just going to keep on going."
Posted: May 14, 2021, 11:45 pm
The Kentucky Derby winner (for now) is officially racing in the Preakness.
Posted: May 14, 2021, 11:36 pm
The Bob Baffert-trained horse tested positive for the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone after winning the first of the three famed Triple Crown races on May 1, raising questions over whether the three-year-old colt would be allowed to race at Pimlico Race Course. Medina Spirit was cleared to compete after "undergoing three rounds of out-of-competition blood sample testing as part of the condition of entry," Pimlico owner Stronach Group said in a statement. Baffert, one of the most recognizable figures in the world of professional horse racing with a record seven Kentucky Derby titles, said the prior failed drug test may have been due to the use of an anti-fungal ointment.
Posted: May 14, 2021, 9:45 pm
Drug-tainted Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will attempt to claim the second leg of US horse racing's Triple Crown on Saturday as the 146th Preakness Stakes takes place in Baltimore under a cloud of doping intrigue.
Posted: May 14, 2021, 7:31 pm
All the focus is on Medina Spirit at the Preakness Stakes.
Posted: May 14, 2021, 4:14 pm
(Reuters) -Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, the Bob Baffert-trained horse which failed a drug test after its May 1 triumph, is eligible to compete in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Jockey Club said on Tuesday. If the horse's positive test for the anti-inflammatory drug betamethasone is confirmed, Churchill Downs said it will strip Medina Spirit of its Kentucky Derby win and the racetrack has already banned Baffert from entering horses there. The controversy surrounding Medina Spirit's positive test raised questions about whether the three-year-old colt would be allowed to compete in the second leg of the Triple Crown.
Posted: May 11, 2021, 8:38 pm
Medina Spirit will run in the Preakness Stakes despite a positive test for a regulated substance at the Kentucky Derby.
Posted: May 11, 2021, 7:05 pm
Bob Baffert, trainer of doping-hit Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, said Tuesday the horse was given an anti-fungal medication that might have caused the positive test that has jeopardized the victory.
Posted: May 11, 2021, 4:02 pm
Legendary trainer Bob Baffert insisted he was innocent of wrongdoing on Monday in the wake of the failed drugs test against Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit that has left US racing in turmoil.
Posted: May 10, 2021, 6:55 pm
If Medina Spirit is stripped of the 2021 Kentucky Derby victory, second-place Mandaloun would be deemed the winner but bettors on Mandaloun would still be out of luck.
Posted: May 10, 2021, 3:17 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for a banned substance, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday, and the horse could be stripped of its history-making victory.
Posted: May 9, 2021, 8:42 pm