ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Heavens Stairway pounced on pacesetter Mark of a Gem approaching the furlong pole and went on to a 3 1/4-length victory in the $60,000 feature for older fillies and mares Thursday at Santa Anita.
Posted: March 6, 2015, 1:21 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Aqueduct canceled the Thursday card due to a snowstorm in the New York area.
Posted: March 5, 2015, 5:42 pm

FILE - In this April 27, 2014, file photo, Hall of Fame horse racing trainer Bob Baffert listens to a question during an interview outside Barn 33 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Baffert is holding a pretty strong hand heading into Kentucky Derby prep races the next few weeks, with the AP's top-rated Dortmund set for Saturday's San Felipe Stakes, and No. 3 American Pharoah scheduled for the Rebel Stakes on March 14. (AP Photo/Garry Jones, File)

Dortmund is showing he's ready to race sooner than later - and trainer Bob Baffert isn't about to slow him down.


Posted: March 3, 2015, 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Doc Almon rallied in the snow to edge Loki's Vengeance by a nose Sunday in the $69,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:25 pm

In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, jockey Victor Espinoza waves aas Stellar Wind is guided into the winner's circle after their victory in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes horse race, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Benoit Photo)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Stellar Wind won the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday at Santa Anita.


Posted: March 1, 2015, 3:24 am
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Gulfstream Park canceled its Saturday card after five races once a wave of torrential rainstorms and thunderstorms began making their way through South Florida.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 11:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Conspiracy was the 19-1 winner of the $69,000 allowance feature for older horses on Saturday at Aqueduct.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 10:18 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Play Hard to Get won the $60,000 Green Jewel Purse by a head in showery conditions Friday at Santa Anita.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 2:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amulay, the even-money favorite, led all the way Friday to win the $67,620 allowance feature for older fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 10:42 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Fantastic Style held off late-closing Majestic Presence to win the $58,000 Bean Bag purse by a head Thursday at Santa Anita for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 1:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Final Chapter dominated the $57,000 allowance feature Thursday at Aqueduct, beating Breakin the Fever by six lengths.
Posted: February 26, 2015, 10:36 pm
CRETE, Ill. (AP) -- Hall of Fame harness driver Dave Magee is set to retire after competing in the final race of his 40-year career Saturday night at Balmoral Park.
Posted: February 26, 2015, 10:22 pm
Jerry Lambert, a leading jockey on the Southern California circuit in the 1960s and '70s who rode Native Diver to three consecutive Hollywood Gold Cup victories, has died. He was found dead Monday at Magali Farms in Santa Ynez, California, where he worked, according to daughter Lacey, who also works at the breeding and training facility. Santa Anita Park in suburban Arcadia announced his death Wednesday. He won 2,535 races and retired with 42 stakes wins at Santa Anita, 54 at Hollywood Park and 30 at Del Mar. He won his first race on a half-mile bullring in Shelby, Montana, in 1958.
Posted: February 25, 2015, 10:47 pm

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, jockey Mike Smith looks skyward after winning the $300,000 Southwest Stakes horse race aboard Far Right at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Far Right moves into the top 10 in the Race to the roses after winning the Southwest Stakes. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)

A little bumping in Florida and a lot of rain in Arkansas created some shuffling in the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders.


Posted: February 24, 2015, 9:36 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Distinctiv Passion led all the way to win the $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes by 4¼ lengths in driving rain Sunday at Santa Anita.
Posted: February 23, 2015, 2:12 am

Far Right and jockey Mike Smith (6), right, leads the field down the stretch in the $300,000 Southwest Stakes horse race at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

A six-day delay and a driving rainstorm did little to slow Far Right. Mr. Z led by 2 1/2-lengths late in that race before veering out sharply to let Far Right win by 1 3/4 lengths.


Posted: February 23, 2015, 12:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- North Slope rallied in the mud to beat Village Warrior by 2 1/2 lengths Sunday in the $100,000 Evening Attire Stakes for older horses at Aqueduct.
Posted: February 22, 2015, 8:50 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Bettys Bambino won the $100,000 Sensational Star Stakes for older horses bred or sired in California by a length Saturday at Santa Anita.
Posted: February 22, 2015, 1:47 am
NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) -- International Star rallied to edge War Story by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday night in the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds.
Posted: February 22, 2015, 1:23 am
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Itsaknockout won the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park on Saturday after first-place finisher Upstart was disqualified to second following a steward's inquiry and jockey objection.
Posted: February 21, 2015, 11:52 pm

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