Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson and jockey Rafael Bejarano, outside, competes with Subtle Indian and Mike Smith at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif., Saturday, June 25, 2016. Lord Nelson won the Grade I Triple Bend Stakes. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Melatonin won the $500,000 Gold Cup by 1 1/2 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Joe Talamo, Melatonin ran 1 1/4 miles in 1:59.79 and paid $5.60, $4 and $3 as the 9-5 favorite. The 5-year-old gelding earned an automatic berth into the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at the track this fall.


Posted: June 26, 2016, 4:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- By the Moon beat Wavell Avenue by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 25, 2016, 10:49 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Little Hitman grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch and held off the late charge by Credo to capture the $50,000 allowance feature at Monmouth Park on Friday by nearly a length.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 9:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Far From Over returned from a lengthy layoff to win the $80,000 allowance feature Friday at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 9:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Robillard held off Itsonlyactingdad by a neck Friday to win the $85,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 23, 2016, 9:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Momameamaria easily dispatched three rivals Wednesday in the $80,750 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 22, 2016, 7:38 pm

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Cheekaboo and jockey Mike Smith, right, overpower Stays in Vegas (Alex Solis), inside, Be Mine (Flavien Prat), left, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes, Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Cheekaboo won the $200,000 Honeymoon Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a head in a three-way blanket finish Sunday at Santa Anita, where the temperature reached 103 degrees. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Cheekaboo ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.86 and paid $49.60, $16.60 and $8.80 at 23-1 odds. Cheekaboo won the Grade 2 race that was the last of the spring meet before construction on a new turf course starts Monday.


Posted: June 20, 2016, 1:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ancient Secret rallied to beat Thundering Sky by a head Sunday in the $100,000 Wild Applause Stakes for 3-year-old turf fillies at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 19, 2016, 10:42 pm
Bradester took charge at the start and held off Eagle by a half-length Saturday night in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs to claim a spot in this fall in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. The 6-year-old, Kentucky-bred bay colt trained by Eddie Kenneally was a late entrant but earned his first Grade 1 victory to improve to 2-0 this year. Breaking from the No. 2 post position, Bradester set the pace, dug in and remained clear in the stretch despite a challenge from Eagle for the biggest win of his career.
Posted: June 19, 2016, 3:42 am
CAMPBELLVILLE, Ontario (AP) -- Betting Line came on in deep stretch to win the $1 million Pepsi North America Cup on Saturday night at Mohawk Racetrack.
Posted: June 19, 2016, 3:11 am

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Songbird and jockey Mike Smith cruise to na easy victory in the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks horse race Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)

Songbird won the $200,000 Summertime Oaks for 3-year-old fillies by 6 1/2 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita to improve to 8-0. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Songbird ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.63 and paid $2.10, $2.10 and $2.10 in the Grade 2 race. Songbird has won her eight career starts by a combined 42 1/2 lengths under Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who turned 70 on Saturday.


Posted: June 19, 2016, 2:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Obviously was the decisive pacesetting winner Saturday in the $300,000 Poker Stakes on the turf at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 18, 2016, 8:43 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Majestic Heat won the $60,000 feature by 1¼ lengths on Friday at Santa Anita after an eight-month layoff.
Posted: June 17, 2016, 11:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Spin Cycle pulled an 8-1 upset in the $65,000 allowance feature for New York breds Friday at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 17, 2016, 10:58 pm
Blooming flowers, animals and patriotic references were among the fashion inspirations for race-goers at Britain's Royal Ascot's Ladies Day on Thursday, with a range of colourful and quirky hats on display at the famed horse racing event. Attendees wore an array of fanciful hats and fascinators at the gathering in Ascot, England, including one depicting a darts board, another with the figure of a dog fixed on top.
Posted: June 16, 2016, 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chief Lion extended his winning streak to three with a 1 1/2-length victory Wednesday in the $85,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park.
Posted: June 15, 2016, 10:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a story June 11, The Associated Press reported that trainer Steve Asmussen was cleared by racing authorities in Kentucky and New York of allegations made by PETA about the way he treated his horses. The story should have specified that while Asmussen was cleared of most of the allegations, the New York Gaming Commission fined him $10,000 for unlawfully administering Thyroxine, a hormone, within 48 hours of races.
Posted: June 15, 2016, 7:38 pm
ASCOT, England (AP) -- American mare Tepin won the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday in her first race in Europe.
Posted: June 14, 2016, 4:27 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Evo Campo won the $75,000 Possibly Perfect Stakes for fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita.
Posted: June 13, 2016, 1:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Irad Ortiz Jr., fresh from his victory aboard Creator in the Belmont Stakes, won three more races Sunday at Belmont Park, including the $77,000 allowance feature.
Posted: June 12, 2016, 11:02 pm

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