A fourth horse has died during training at the race track in the San Diego area.
Author: Peter King on NBC Sports
Posted: August 13, 2019, 5:03 am
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- A fourth horse has died in training at Del Mar.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 13, 2019, 2:58 am
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.
Author: The Associated Press
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
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 3, 2019, 11:00 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Nancy Johansson knows the feeling of winning a Hambletonian.
Author: The Associated Press
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.
Author: The Associated Press
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
Author: AFP
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
Author: AFP
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.
Author: The Associated Press
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.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 31, 2019, 11:32 pm
Three horses have died at Del Mar less than two weeks into the meet season.
Author: Yahoo Sports
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.
Author: The Associated Press
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
Author: AFP
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.
Author: The Associated Press
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
Author: AFP
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
Author: AFP
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.
Author: The Associated Press
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.
Author: The Associated Press
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.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 26, 2019, 4:59 am
Mr Changue was swallowed by the earth while grazing at the Fort Erie Race Track.
Author: Yahoo Sports
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.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 22, 2019, 10:24 pm
Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the result stand this time, vaulting Maximum Security to top of the 3-year-old thoroughbred division. ''My heart skipped a beat the first time I saw it,'' West said of the inquiry sign after Maximum Security crossed the finish line 1 1/4
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 21, 2019, 3:08 pm
Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. The New York Racing Association said she died Friday at her estate in Saratoga Springs, after a long illness. Whitney became the first woman in 80 years to own and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 10:42 pm
Maximum Security is going to have to share top billing in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park with an unexpected foe - broiling heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Monmouth County through Sunday night, adding a seventh rival for the only horse
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 19, 2019, 8:09 pm
The horses collided during early morning training, renewing controversy over animal safety during horse racing.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:33 pm
Two horses died after a head-on collision during an early morning training run at Del Mar track in California, officials said Thursday, sparking calls for an investigation by state regulators. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club spokesman Dan Smith said the two horses, three-year-old Carson Valley and two-year-old
Author: AFP
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:32 pm
The New York Racing Association has canceled Saturday's card of racing at Saratoga Race Course due to excessive heat forecast for eastern New York. The National Weather Service is predicting a heat index as high as 110 degrees. The last time an entire racing card was canceled at Saratoga because
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 8:09 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Two horses have been killed in a collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its 2019 season.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:55 pm
Maximum Security will make his second start since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, taking on six rivals in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Luis Saez is listed to ride the 8-5 early favorite, who was the first horse to be disqualified for interference in the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 17, 2019, 8:22 pm
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Three more horses competing in the Calgary Stampede have died, bringing to six the number of deaths at the annual rodeo and exhibition.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 15, 2019, 5:49 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Best In Show slipped along the rail to pull a 27-1 upset in the $682,650 Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 14, 2019, 2:57 am
Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner's circle before the third race as
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 12, 2019, 8:44 pm
The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday. "It is the only landscape preserved and
Author: AFP
Posted: July 10, 2019, 4:56 pm
The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been bred for at least five centuries, its director said on Wednesday. "It is the only landscape preserved and
Author: AFP
Posted: July 10, 2019, 4:40 pm
The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded. Santa Anita will host for a record 10th time on Nov. 1-2. Fravel said there wasn't one factor that
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 8, 2019, 8:44 pm
Flamboyant British horse racing pundit and broadcaster John McCririck has died aged 79, his family announced on Friday. Well-known for his outlandish dress sense and jocular presenting style at major meetings, McCririck was a betting specialist and also became a regular on reality TV programmes towards
Author: AFP
Posted: July 5, 2019, 11:28 am
Del Mar will introduce safety enhancements when the track north of San Diego opens its 80th summer of racing on July 17. The track owned by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club said Tuesday it will use a five-member panel to review the medical, training and racing records of every horse entered to race, similar
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: July 3, 2019, 12:51 am
Luis Saez was disqualified again on Friday at Belmont Park for blocking the path of another horse, just like he did at the Kentucky Derby in May.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 29, 2019, 10:19 pm
In a story June 26 about horse racing safety, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the spokesman for the California Horse Racing Board. It is Mike Marten, not Mike Martin. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 28, 2019, 8:13 pm
New England's last thoroughbred horse track, Boston's Suffolk Downs, is hosting its final live races this weekend, but it's not clear what comes next for the industry, which continues to receive millions of dollars in casino tax subsidies. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, the company that operates
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 28, 2019, 7:37 pm
The owner of Santa Anita says ''significant improvements'' have occurred since it imposed reforms during its recent racing season, when 30 horses died at the Southern California track. Track owner The Stronach Group released a statement Friday citing a 58% decrease in the number of fatalities
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 28, 2019, 7:09 pm
The Breeders' Cup board of directors decided enough changes were main to let the race remain in Arcadia.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 27, 2019, 10:09 pm
The Breeders' Cup will be held as scheduled at Santa Anita Park in November despite the death of 30 horses at the track since December, the board overseeing the race said on Thursday. The idea of moving the race to Louisville's Churchill Downs had been floated recently but race officials said
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 27, 2019, 9:11 pm
The Breeders' Cup world championships will remain at Santa Anita this fall after 30 horses died during the Southern California track's recent meet. The Breeders' Cup board of directors unanimously decided to keep the two-day event at the track in Arcadia for a record 10th time on Nov. 1-
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 27, 2019, 8:17 pm
Breeders' Cup officials unanimously decided Thursday to conduct the 2019 event at Santa Anita Park as planned despite 30 horse deaths in six months at the Southern California racetrack. The Breeders' Cup board of directors met in Lexington, Kentucky, and confirmed its commitment to run the event
Author: AFP
Posted: June 27, 2019, 7:22 pm
California's governor on Wednesday signed legislation allowing state officials to suspend or shut down horse races with little notice, responding to a furor over the death of 30 horses since December at the famed Santa Anita track near Los Angeles. In signing into law the legislation known as SB
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 26, 2019, 10:32 pm
The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this year at famed Santa Anita Park. ''Business as usual has resulted in too many horse
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 26, 2019, 10:32 pm
Thirty horses have died at Santa Anita Park this year.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 26, 2019, 10:07 pm
Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties. Hollendorfer had two horses entered to run
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 24, 2019, 7:15 am
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died - and the 30th overall - at the Southern California track. On the recommendation of a special panel convened to review horses' medical, training and racing history
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: June 22, 2019, 11:13 pm