Cutting Humor edged Anothertwistafate by a neck to win the $800,000 Sunland Derby and enter the picture for the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by John Velazquez, Cutting Humor ran 1 1/8 miles in a track-record 1:46.94 on Sunday at Sunland Park. The colt earned 50 qualifying points for the first Saturday in
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 25, 2019, 12:48 am
Anticipating approval by the California Horse Racing Board, Santa Anita plans to reopen for live racing on Friday for the first time since it was shut down following the deaths of 22 horses. The track on Sunday issued a revised stakes schedule that includes the $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap to be run
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 9:09 pm
By My Standards briefly was listed as a 48-1 long shot in the $1 million Louisiana Derby as post time approached, which was right about the time owner Chester Thomas decided to bet on his horse. ''That was a good stalking position.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 8:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- In a story March 23, The Associated Press reported that Chester Thomas, owner of the winning Louisiana Derby horse By My Standards, placed a bet on his horse that could have been sizeable enough to affect the pari-mutuel odds. Thomas told the AP on Sunday that he bet $500 on the horse
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 24, 2019, 8:49 pm
Champion Australian mare Winx extended her record-breaking win streak to 32 on Saturday in what is widely expected to be the penultimate race for the world's top-rated turf horse. Trained by Chris Waller, the best galloper on the planet comfortably won the 1500m weight-for-age George Ryder Stakes
Author: AFP
Posted: March 23, 2019, 4:41 am
Jockey Bryony Frost will miss next month's Grand National meeting after breaking her collarbone in a fall four days after her victory at the Cheltenham Festival, the 23-year-old said on Thursday. Frost, who last week became the first woman to ride a top-level Grade One Cheltenham Festival winner
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 21, 2019, 11:36 am
The city has ratcheted up a bitter dispute with the owners of a historic track in an effort to keep one of America's premier horse races here.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 20, 2019, 5:19 pm
VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) -- WinStar Farm says that stallion Pioneerof the Nile, sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has died.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 18, 2019, 10:36 pm
Santa Anita plans to resume racing on March 29, pending approval of new safety and medication rules by the California Horse Racing Board. The track, along with Golden Gate Fields in Northern California, and the Thoroughbred Owners of California reached agreement late Saturday to enact the most stringent
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 17, 2019, 8:00 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Omaha Beach edged 1-2 favorite Game Winner on Saturday in the second division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn after Long Range Toddy staged a neck upset in the first division.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 17, 2019, 1:31 am
Investigators with a prosecutors' office have been assigned to help look into 22 recent horse deaths at Santa Anita, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Friday. The investigators will work with the California Horse Racing Board as it probes the deaths, district
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 16, 2019, 4:35 am
Frost collected the biggest cheer of the week when she became the first female jockey to win a Grade One race over jumps at The Festival on Thursday. The 23-year-old claimed one of the hardest fought battles to win the Ryanair Chase by little more than a length over Charlie Deutsch and Aso. Lizzie
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 16, 2019, 12:54 am
Willie Mullins had waited a long time to emulate his father Paddy and train a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner and at times he thought it would never happen, but on Friday Al Boum Photo delivered at last. For 62-year-old Mullins -- the all-time leading trainer at The Festival with 64 winners -- it ended the
Author: AFP
Posted: March 15, 2019, 6:40 pm
Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townend, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday to give trainer Willie Mullins his first victory in the flagship race. The 12-1 shot beat Anibale Fly and Bristol De Mai as favorite Presenting Percy had a disappointing run. "It feels great," Mullins, who had trained
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 15, 2019, 6:06 pm
Irish trainer Willie Mullins ended years of frustrating near misses as Al Boum Photo won the blue riband of steeplechasing the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday. Mullins -- the most successful trainer at the Festival with 64 winners -- had finished runner-up six times and it looked as if his luck was out
Author: AFP
Posted: March 15, 2019, 4:14 pm
Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday. The move by owner The Stronach Group would make Santa Anita the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions in a sport that has taken
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 14, 2019, 11:46 pm
"What has happened at Santa Anita over the last few weeks is beyond heartbreaking," Belinda Stronach, chairman and president of Santa Anita owner the Stronach Group, said in a statement announcing the changes. "It is unacceptable to the public and, as people who deeply love horses, to
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 14, 2019, 11:00 pm
A 22nd horse has died at California's Santa Anita racetrack, officials confirmed Thursday, dealing a fresh blow to the course as it reels from a sharp rise in equine fatalities. The Daily Racing Form website reported that three-year-old filly Princess Lili B broke down near the finish line on Santa
Author: AFP
Posted: March 14, 2019, 10:16 pm
Bryony Frost shed tears of joy when she became the first woman to ride a top-level Grade One Cheltenham Festival winner aboard Frodon in the Ryanair Chase on Thursday. Frost, 23, was cheered by a crowd of nearly 70,000 after 9-2 shot Frodon's front-running victory was secured by a length and a quarter
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 14, 2019, 10:14 pm
Bryony Frost and Lizzie Kelly produced stunning front-running rides to land valuable prizes on a memorable emotion-packed third day of the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday. Frost made history in becoming the first woman jockey to win a Grade One race at the Festival with the valiant Paul Nicholls-trained
Author: AFP
Posted: March 14, 2019, 6:40 pm
It was quite the day at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday. Bryony Frost became the first woman to ride a winner in a Grade One race at the prestigious meeting as Frodon held on for victory in the Ryanair Chase. Another female jockey, Lizzie Kelly, then followed up by steering Siruh Du Lac to victory
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 14, 2019, 5:52 pm
Bryony Frost made racing history on Thursday as she became the first woman jockey to ride a Grade One winner at the Cheltenham Festival on Frodon in the Ryanair Chase. Frodon and Frost found extra reserves when they looked about to be swamped entering the finishing straight, and even at the last it
Author: AFP
Posted: March 14, 2019, 4:18 pm
If your body's not broken, your next horse could be your next winner, it's just your mentality." Her mentality is admired by one of the sport's most successful National Hunt trainers, Paul Nicholls, who employs Frost as a full-time stable jockey and lets her use some of his best horses
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 14, 2019, 3:30 am
Altior equalled the record for successive wins over jumps with his 18th on Wednesday, surviving a couple of scares to retain his Queen Mother Champion Chase crown at the Cheltenham Festival. The Nicky Henderson-trained Altior's 18-race unbeaten run -- he has never been beaten over obstacles -- equals
Author: AFP
Posted: March 13, 2019, 7:16 pm
Altior enhanced his reputation as jump racing's biggest superstar by winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival for a world record-equaling 18th straight victory. Racing in strong winds that nearly led to a cancellation of Day 2 of the prestigious meeting, Altior overcame
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 13, 2019, 4:08 pm
Irishman JP McManus went from despair to joy in the Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday as his two-time winner Buveur D'Air fell but outsider Espoir D'Allen carried his green and yellow silks to glory. The 68-year-old former bookmaker -- whose Buveur d'
Author: AFP
Posted: March 12, 2019, 6:19 pm
Racehorse owner John Coleman never got to see one of his best runners, Klassical Dream, compete at the Cheltenham Festival. Eight months after dying from cancer, he was still there on Tuesday as the horse won the opening race of the 2019 meeting. Coleman's ashes were in the handbag of his wife,
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 12, 2019, 6:19 pm
Espoir D'Allen gave owner JP McManus rich compensation in the Champion Hurdle after his two-time winner Buveur d'Air fell in the feature race on the first day of the Cheltenham Festival. For McManus it was his eighth win in the race but for both jockey Mark Walsh -- who gave the 16/1 shot a
Author: AFP
Posted: March 12, 2019, 4:26 pm
Women jockeys have made so much progress in recent years they are indistinguishable from their male rivals rising star Page Fuller told AFP. The two-time British Amateur Women Jumps jockey champion -- on the second occasion she rode more winners (16) than the men's champion -- will along with the
Author: AFP
Posted: March 12, 2019, 5:23 am
Training resumed on Santa Anita's main dirt track Monday, with horses limited to jogging and galloping while the surface is monitored for any irregularities that may have caused the deaths of 21 horses since December. Track consultant Dennis Moore said ''everything went well'' and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 11, 2019, 9:49 pm
Irish racegoers will flock to England for the Cheltenham Festival this week with the threat of a no-deal Brexit looming over their industry. Cheltenham has been a lucrative advertisement for Ireland's racing prowess, with Irish-trained horses often beating their English rivals in what is the most
Author: AFP
Posted: March 11, 2019, 4:44 am
Jamie Snowden may not have the firepower of training powerhouses like Nicky Henderson or Willie Mullins but he says a winner at Cheltenham this week could propel him closer to their level. The 39-year-old Englishman trains 50 horses at the picturesque Folly House in Lambourn and is sending three runners
Author: AFP
Posted: March 11, 2019, 1:11 am
Buveur d'Air aims to join a select group of six three-time winners of the hurdling crown, including See You Then, trained like the 2017 and 2018 champion by Nicky Henderson. Henderson also runs Verana Blue, who toppled Buveur d'Air at Kempton over Christmas, and Brain Power.
Author: AFP
Posted: March 11, 2019, 12:31 am
Santa Anita will open its one-mile main dirt track to limited training on Monday after it was closed for almost a week following the death of 21 horses over two months, officials at the famed Southern California race track said on Saturday. Training will be restricted to joggers and gallopers, Santa
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 10, 2019, 12:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Haikal won the $300,000 Gotham Stakes by one length at Aqueduct, earning 50 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 9, 2019, 11:55 pm
Santa Anita will reopen its main dirt track for limited training Monday nearly a week after the historic racetrack was closed to training and racing in the wake of 21 horses dying since Deb. ''This track is in outstanding condition and it's ready for training,'' veteran track superintendent
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 9, 2019, 11:08 pm
It was supposed to be one of the most thrilling days of the year at Santa Anita. Two big races at the historic Southern California track, including one of the top preps for the Kentucky Derby. After the deaths of nearly two dozen horses in less than three months, Santa Anita has called a halt to racing
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 8, 2019, 11:07 pm
A big weekend of racing including a test for Kentucky Derby hopefuls will not take place at famed Santa Anita on Saturday as officials seek to find out what led to the deaths of 21 horses at the Southern California track in the last two months. The San Felipe Stakes for three-year-old Kentucky Derby
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 8, 2019, 11:05 pm
If your body's not broken, your next horse could be your next winner, it's just your mentality." Her mentality is admired by one of the sport's most successful National Hunt trainers, Paul Nicholls, who employs Frost as a full time stable jockey and lets her use some of his best horses
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 8, 2019, 10:03 pm
Santa Anita reopened its training track Friday while testing continues on its main dirt track to try to find out why 21 horses have died in the last two months. Horses were restricted to jogging or galloping on the three-quarter mile training track. No timed workouts were allowed on the surface that
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 8, 2019, 8:04 pm
The dirt track at eerily quiet Santa Anita is being tested extensively after the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months forced the indefinite cancellation of racing and disrupted the workaday world of horses, trainers and jockeys. The sound of pounding hooves on the dirt was replaced Thursday by silence
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 7, 2019, 10:55 pm
In a story March 6 about a Phoenix race track doing pre-race veterinary exams, The Associated Press reported erroneously that 50 horses euthanized during the 2017-18 season all occurred at Turf Paradise track in Phoenix. Turf Paradise plans to start giving pre-race veterinary examinations to all horses
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 7, 2019, 7:46 pm
An extensive testing inspection and review of Santa Anita's main track will begin Thursday in the wake of 21 horse deaths at the famed California race track since December 26. Santa Anita officials have suspended racing indefinitely and hired Dennis Moore, the track's superintendent from 2014
Author: AFP
Posted: March 7, 2019, 1:44 am
Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won't be held this weekend, when two
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 6, 2019, 4:35 am
Santa Anita Park has canceled horse racing indefinitely after the latest in a series of horse fatalities at the renowned track. Santa Anita also announced on Tuesday that it has hired Dennis Moore, the former track superintendent, as a consultant to help lead study of the track surface that is causing
Author: Reuters
Posted: March 6, 2019, 4:11 am
Santa Anita has suspended racing indefinitely according to multiple reports Tuesday after officials confirmed a 21st horse has died at the California racetrack, fuelling fresh safety concerns at the fabled course over the spike in fatalities. The Daily Racing Form and Bloodhorse websites reported that
Author: AFP
Posted: March 6, 2019, 3:05 am
There is clearly something very wrong at the Santa Anita racetrack, where 21 horses have died since Dec. 26.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: March 6, 2019, 12:40 am
Another horse has died at Santa Anita, making it 20 fatalities at the racetrack since its winter meet began on Dec. 26. Santa Anita officials announced Sunday that because of heavy rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, racing won't resume until Friday. Normally, racing would be held on Thursday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 4, 2019, 4:15 am