Maximum Security, the colt who crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified for interference, won't run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby this weekend because of a colon issue. Trainer Jason Servis said Tuesday that the Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner
Posted: September 18, 2019, 4:07 am
A 4-year-old gelding was euthanized at Santa Anita after breaking its pelvis during training hours. Santa Anita officials on Tuesday confirmed the fatality of the gelding named Zeke, who was injured a day earlier. The gelding was initially stable, but his condition deteriorated later on.
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:57 am
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah may have nibbled on Mike Pence last year.
Posted: September 14, 2019, 7:20 pm
Riding legend Frankie Dettori's remarkable season carried on apace on Saturday as he won his sixth English St Leger and 15th Group One winner of the campaign with the John Gosden-trained Logician in a record time. The 48-year-old Italian -- who had an 11 year hiatus in between his fifth win and
Posted: September 14, 2019, 3:39 pm
Banned trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni, responsible for the biggest doping scandal in British racing history, has asked the sport's governing body for clemency so he can "feed my family", he told AFP in a rare interview. The 43-year-old received an eight-year ban in 2013 for doping 22 of his
Posted: September 13, 2019, 3:08 am
Legendary trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday denied doping 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify after it emerged the horse failed a drug test before last year's Kentucky Derby. US racing was rocked on Wednesday after the New York Times revealed that Baffert's Justify had tested positive for the banned
Posted: September 13, 2019, 1:56 am
The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Justify had tested positive to the substance after winning the Santa Anita Derby in California, less than a month before the start of the Triple Crown. "Test results indicating trace amounts of the drug were undoubtedly the result of environmental contamination
Posted: September 12, 2019, 11:26 pm
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. Baffert said Thursday that he ''unequivocally'' rejects the implication
Posted: September 12, 2019, 11:04 pm
Three horses died during the first two days of Belmont Park's fall season, mirroring the start and end of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. Royal Inheritance collapsed and died during training, and Passporttovictory was euthanized after being removed from a race. Mo Moxie was put down Saturday
Posted: September 12, 2019, 9:08 pm
The sport was already dying. When you add the controversy about the 2018 Triple Crown winner to the spate of on-track deaths, has the public seen enough?
Posted: September 12, 2019, 7:58 pm
The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after winning the Santa
Posted: September 12, 2019, 7:01 am
In an article posted on its website, the newspaper said Justify, who was under the stewardship of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, tested positive to the banned substance scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby on April 7. Scopolamine, also known as hyoscine, is banned in horse racing because
Posted: September 12, 2019, 1:33 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A filly by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has sold for a record $8.2 million in the final Book 1 session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.
Posted: September 12, 2019, 12:48 am
Justify, the colt that swept to US racing's Triple Crown in 2018, failed a drug test before that year's Kentucky Derby and shouldn't have been eligible to race, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The newspaper reported that Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, tested positive for scopolamine
Posted: September 12, 2019, 12:37 am
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- An accident involving 1-2 favorite Eight Rings and another horse shortly after the start marred the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day at the seaside track north of San Diego.
Posted: September 3, 2019, 3:30 am
A female jockey died Saturday during a race at a track in Darwin, the second rider to die on consecutive days in Australia. Melanie Tyndall, 32, who was also a police officer, had been riding at the Fannie Bay track in Darwin when her horse fell during the third race. On Friday, 22-year-old female
Posted: August 31, 2019, 9:36 pm
A 22-year-old female apprentice jockey who was recently married has died after falling from her horse during track work in the Australian state of Victoria. Racing Victoria said Friday that the early-morning accident happened at the Cranbourne track, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Melbourne
Posted: August 30, 2019, 5:39 am
A horse owner and a trainer from Texas filed a lawsuit claiming officials in New Mexico are failing to follow their own policies and regulations in overseeing the state's multimillion-dollar racing industry. Debra Gotovac and Brad Bolen filed the case in U.S. District Court, alleging their rights
Posted: August 29, 2019, 7:39 pm
Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck Tacitus by three lengths to win the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on
Posted: August 25, 2019, 1:26 am
The extraordinary stayer Stradivarius collected a second successive one-million-pound bonus by winning the Lonsdale Cup on Friday, prompting owner Bjorn Nielsen to burst into tears. Frankie Dettori had sobbed after the John Gosden-trained mare Enable had won the Yorkshire Oaks -- her 10th Group One
Posted: August 23, 2019, 2:50 pm
Enable claimed her 10th Group One race on Thursday when she won the Yorkshire Oaks, putting her on course to make history in winning Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for a third time on October 6. Not many horses retire with a perfect record -- even Enable will have
Posted: August 22, 2019, 5:39 pm
Frankie Dettori was in floods of tears after he guided equine superstar Enable to her 10th Group One victory in the Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday. It was the ideal tune-up for the five-year-old mare as she attempts to become the first horse to win Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc
Posted: August 22, 2019, 3:36 pm
Crystal Ocean's mantle as the world's top-rated racehorse may be under threat after he lost narrowly for a second successive Group One race, this time to Japan in the Juddmonte International on the first day of the Ebor meeting at York. Crystal Ocean -- edged out in a thrilling duel last month
Posted: August 21, 2019, 4:02 pm
In the searing summer heat of Dubai, some of the world's top racehorses are being swathed in freezing nitrogen mist to boost their performance. Cryotherapy, which surrounds the body in a mist as cold as -140°C, has been used for decades on athletes to aid recovery and in medicine. A Dubai-based
Posted: August 21, 2019, 12:50 pm
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori are probably the best trainer-jockey combination since Vincent O'Brien and Lester Piggott ruled the "Sport of Kings" 40 years ago and in Enable and Stradivarius provide the two star attractions at the prestigious York Ebor meeting this week. Gosden supplied
Posted: August 21, 2019, 9:32 am
With his top two horses elsewhere, John Sadler took a chance with a couple others in his barn. Higher Power paid off. The 4-year-old colt took command turning into the stretch and won the $1 million Pacific Classic by 5 1/4 lengths at Del Mar on Saturday, making Sadler the first trainer to win the
Posted: August 18, 2019, 3:21 am
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- A fourth horse has died in training at Del Mar.
Posted: August 13, 2019, 2:58 am
"The introduction of the Saudi Cup as an international race is without doubt the most signiﬁcant event in the history of horse racing in Saudi Arabia," Prince Bandar bin Khalid Al Faisal said in a statement.
Posted: August 7, 2019, 11:44 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- McKinzie won the $1 million Whitney by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first victory in the Grade 1 race.
Posted: August 4, 2019, 2:25 am
The $1 million Hambletonian was supposed to be the showcase for 27-year-old Sweden trainer Marcus Melander and his barn of top 3-year-old trotters. Long-shot Forbidden Trade held off Melander's heavily favored Greenshoe in the closing strides and won trotting's biggest race by a neck at the
Posted: August 3, 2019, 11:00 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Nancy Johansson knows the feeling of winning a Hambletonian.
Posted: August 2, 2019, 7:31 pm
Marcus Melander is among the best trainers in trotting at just 27. Sixteen 3-year-olds are entered in $1.2 million Hambletonian on Saturday at the Meadowlands, trotting's most prestigious race. The three favored colts in the field are all trained by Melander.
Posted: August 1, 2019, 8:21 pm
Japanese contender Deirdre sprang a 20-1 surprise in the Group One Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday to foil the all conquering John Gosden and Frankie Dettori. Dettori and trainer Gosden had notched up their ninth top grade success in two months 24 hours earlier with Too Darn Hot in the
Posted: August 1, 2019, 3:53 pm
Japanese champion racehorse Deep Impact, one of the country's most successful racers and a leading international sire, has been euthanised after a spine injury. The former international star was put down on Tuesday at the age of 17 after being diagnosed with a cervical spine fracture from which
Posted: August 1, 2019, 7:07 am
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Trainer Doug O'Neill sent out five winners, including four long shots, at Del Mar on Wednesday, tying his own record for a single day at the seaside track.
Posted: August 1, 2019, 4:08 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners from seven mounts at Saratoga on Wednesday.
Posted: July 31, 2019, 11:32 pm
Three horses have died at Del Mar less than two weeks into the meet season.
Posted: July 31, 2019, 8:28 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- A third horse has died during training at Del Mar, including the second trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert.
Posted: July 31, 2019, 5:53 pm
Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden's extraordinary run continued on Wednesday as Too Darn Hot's victory in The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood gave them their ninth Group One success in the past two months. The winner -- owned by renowned composer Andrew Lloyd-Webber who was
Posted: July 31, 2019, 3:34 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Gimpanzee and Greenshoe are the morning-line favorites for the two divisions of the $1.2 million Hambletonian at The Meadowlands on Saturday.
Posted: July 30, 2019, 10:17 pm
Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori won a historic third successive Goodwood Cup on Tuesday to put the horse within one win of a repeat of the million pound bonus he collected last year. Dettori delivered his challenge on staying great Stradivarius with just under two furlongs of the two mile (3,200 metres
Posted: July 30, 2019, 4:38 pm
Delia Bushell who oversaw BT Sport's acquisition of Premier League and Champions League football rights is to succeed Simon Bazalgette as Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing. Bazalgette is to step down in October after a successful 11 year tenure
Posted: July 29, 2019, 11:35 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Tax took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge by favored Tacitus to win the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
Posted: July 27, 2019, 11:24 pm
Monmouth Park is making amends to fans for the hot and troubled day last weekend that forced the cancellation of six races and a more than four-hour delay of six stakes races on the $1 million Haskell Invitational card. The New Jersey track announced Saturday it will hold a fan appreciation day Aug.
Posted: July 27, 2019, 8:45 pm
A judge ruled in favor of Jerry Hollendorfer Thursday as the trainer battles with race tracks over who's responsible for horse safety in a deadly sport.
Posted: July 26, 2019, 4:59 am
Mr Changue was swallowed by the earth while grazing at the Fort Erie Race Track.
Posted: July 24, 2019, 3:45 am
Horse racing at New York tracks like Belmont Park is facing similar scrutiny to Santa Anita after a report of a spate of deaths across the state.
Posted: July 22, 2019, 10:24 pm