Wealthy folks spent a total of $377 million on year-old racehorses at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, many hoping they'll become money-making champions.
Author: Business Insider
Posted: October 14, 2018, 1:05 pm
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- Swedish long-shot Cruzado Dela Noche of Sweden won the $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 13, 2018, 9:30 pm
Redzel won the world's richest turf race for the second straight time in Sydney Saturday, storming to victory ahead of a host of top-rated sprinters to clinch The Everest crown. With Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, he took a commanding lead out of the gate at Royal Randwick and was never seriously
Author: AFP
Posted: October 13, 2018, 5:53 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback in late December after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 13, 2018, 12:08 am
Marion Marauder of Canada drew the first post position and was installed the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Yonkers International Trot. A field of 10 trotters from seven countries will go in the 1 1/4-mile race on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway. A 5-year-old, Marion Marauder is the leading
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 9, 2018, 9:06 pm
The Sydney Opera House was lit up with a controversial advertisement for a major horse race Tuesday, despite days of fierce public backlash over the commercialisation of the world-famous landmark. The Aus$13 million (US$10 million) Everest race, which boasts the world's biggest turf race prize,
Author: AFP
Posted: October 9, 2018, 10:40 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Lakerball, a 33-1 longshot partly owned by Janie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, won the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by a head at Santa Anita.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 9, 2018, 12:08 am
Frankie Dettori rode odds-on favorite Enable to a second straight victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after fending off a late charge from Sea of Class at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. John Gosden's four-year-old filly became the first British-trained horse to win Europe's top middle-distance
Author: Reuters
Posted: October 7, 2018, 5:28 pm
Enable held off a late charge from Sea Of Class to successfully defend her crown at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe by a neck on Sunday with Frankie Dettori riding his record sixth winner in Europe's richest race. Trained by John Gosden, the four-year-old filly was a heavy favorite to become the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 7, 2018, 5:04 pm
Frankie Dettori won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on star filly Enable on Sunday, repeating their success from last year with his record-extending sixth win in the race. Cloth Of Stars (20-1) backed up last year's runner-up finish by finishing third for French master trainer Andre Fabre.
Author: AFP
Posted: October 7, 2018, 3:41 pm
A government push to use the Sydney Opera House's sails to advertise a horse racing event over the wishes of the building's management has sparked uproar among many Australians over the commercialisation of an iconic landmark. The Aus$13 million (US$10 million) Everest race, which boasts the
Author: AFP
Posted: October 7, 2018, 7:23 am
French master trainer Andre Fabre has won a record seven Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes but he believes the "Lionel Messi" of racing Frankie Dettori could deny him an eighth on Sunday. Fabre saddles three in Sunday's latest edition of Europe's most prestigious race -- returning to
Author: AFP
Posted: October 6, 2018, 2:09 am
Racing legend Frankie Dettori will not be hanging up his riding boots if he wins a sixth Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, he told the Daily Mail, saying he intends to carry on into his 50s. "She believes that as well! Without doubt she is the best filly I have ridden and she could write
Author: AFP
Posted: October 5, 2018, 11:33 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Vale Dori defeated La Force by three-quarters of a length to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes in an upset at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2018, 11:59 pm
Then he showed he's ready for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Accelerate outdueled West Coast to win the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday in his fourth Grade 1 victory of the year. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Accelerate already had a guaranteed berth in the $6
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 30, 2018, 1:14 am
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- McKinzie returned from a six-month layoff to win the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by 1 3/4 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2018, 12:28 am
LAUREL, Md. (AP) -- Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury earned his 6,500th career victory when 16-1 shot Happy Lantern won at Laurel Park.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 22, 2018, 11:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Shirley Day Smith, who spent more than 60 years as an assistant in the press office of the New York Racing Association and its predecessors, has died. She was 99.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 21, 2018, 9:19 pm
Churchill Downs is adding rooftop views to its lineup of high-dollar seating for the Kentucky Derby. The track's parent company said Friday that a new rooftop garden offering prime spots overlooking the start of America's most famous horse race will be ready in time for next year's Derby
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 21, 2018, 4:27 pm
Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar. Beach says Espinoza has remained in San Diego, where he goes to rehab sessions three days a week and goes walking three times a day. The 46-year-old Hall
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 21, 2018, 4:55 am
Gulfstream Park's upcoming championship meet will have a record 105 stakes, combining to offer another record of $29 million in purses. It's highlighted by the Pegasus World Cup Championship on Jan. 26, with a $9 million dirt race and a newly added $7 million turf race. Other top days on the
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 20, 2018, 6:00 pm
The Pegasus World Cup is back, and now has a second race. The Stronach Group announced Tuesday the 2019 Pegasus will be a two-race event, one a $9 million race on the dirt and now a $7 million turf race will be part of the Jan. 26 card at Gulfstream Park as well. The first two Pegasus World Cups only
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 18, 2018, 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Irad Ortiz Jr. rode his 2,000th career winner, guiding Gambler's Fallacy in the sixth race at Belmont Park.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2018, 1:52 am
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- Kim K made a splash in her second career start, winning the $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Los Alamitos.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 16, 2018, 1:33 am
Windsun Magnolia got her first career win in an unusual way.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 7, 2018, 4:44 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Saratoga Race Course has ended its 150th season with its second highest all-sources handle while topping 1.1 million in attendance for the third consecutive year.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 4, 2018, 7:00 pm
BROWNSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- J.R. Todd successfully defended his Funny Car title at the Chevrolet Performance Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway on Monday.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 4, 2018, 2:22 am
The San Diego Sheriff's Department says a man who was told no more tickets were available to an Ice Cube concert at a racetrack was shot by a sheriff's deputy after he fired his gun into a crowd. The department says the man was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. A sheriff's deputy
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 3, 2018, 5:11 am
Sam the Bugler is set to blow his final notes. Sam Grossman, longtime bugler for the New York Racing Association, is retiring on Monday. The day's fifth race will be named in his honor and Grossman will be honored in a winner's circle ceremony.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 2, 2018, 7:11 pm
A small desert town in Australia's remote outback was transformed into a non-stop two-day carnival as thousands of people travelled across the vast continent to watch the Birdsville Races. Lonely Birdsville, on the edge of the Simpson Desert in Queensland state, some 1,900 kilometres (1,180 miles
Author: AFP
Posted: September 2, 2018, 2:01 am
Chad Brown has broken his own record for victories by a trainer in a single meet at Saratoga, earning his 41st. Spirit Animal won the sixth race Saturday at the upstate New York track to push Brown to the mark. Brown won 40 races to earn the trainers' title at the 2016 summer meet.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 1, 2018, 11:12 pm
Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will be honored by the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters with the Mr. Fitz Award. The Hall of Fame rider will receive the award, named for longtime trainer ''Sunny Jim'' Fitzsimmons, for typifying the spirit of racing at the group's 59th
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 30, 2018, 5:16 am
John Asher's devotion to the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs and horse racing were obvious anytime he was asked about those subjects, often weaving them together in entertaining tales. Asher, the longtime Churchill Downs spokesman and executive known for his love of horse racing and his encyclopedic
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 27, 2018, 10:15 pm
Catholic Boy proved he could win on turf. With jockey Javier Castellano aboard in the Travers Stakes, Catholic Boy proved he's not too shabby on dirt, either. On a day when trainer Chad Brown saddled the top two favorites as he chased his first victory in the Travers at his hometown track, Catholic
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 25, 2018, 11:35 pm
YORK, England (AP) -- Frankie Dettori rode 4-11 favorite Stradivarius to victory in the 2-mile Lonsdale Cup Stakes on Friday, a win that earned owner Bjorn Nielsen, trainer John Gosden and the 4-year-old colt's stable staff a 1 million pounds ($1.28 million) windfall.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 24, 2018, 10:02 pm
It's my home track,'' said Brown, a trainer who grew up in nearby Mechanicville, New York. The 39-year-old Brown has a great shot at a breakthrough victory in the $1.25 million Midsummer Derby on Saturday. Good Magic, fresh from his victory in the $1 million Haskell, will break from post
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 24, 2018, 8:39 pm
Mark Johnston became the most prolific winning trainer in the history of British horse racing on Thursday when he saddled his 4,194th victorious runner at York. Poet's Society, a 20-1 outsider ridden by one of Britain's most celebrated jockeys Frankie Dettori, won a handicap chase to push the
Author: Reuters
Posted: August 23, 2018, 4:40 pm
Mark Johnston became Britain's most successful winning trainer on Thursday when Poet's Society won at York's prestigious Ebor meeting eliciting roars from the packed stands. The 58-year-old England-based Scotsman -- whose first winner came in 1987 with Hinari Video at modest Carlisle --
Author: AFP
Posted: August 23, 2018, 3:43 pm
Mark Johnston became Britain's most successful winning trainer on Thursday when Poet's Society won at York's prestigious Ebor meeting eliciting roars from the packed stands. The 58-year-old England-based Scotsman -- whose first winner came in 1987 with Hinari Video at modest Carlisle --
Author: AFP
Posted: August 23, 2018, 3:10 pm
Roaring Lion produced a standout performance to give trainer John Gosden his first win in the Juddmonte International Stakes in a classic edition of the all-aged Group One at York's Ebor meeting on Wednesday. Oisin Murphy set sail for home early in the straight on Roaring Lion (3/1) and he was never
Author: AFP
Posted: August 22, 2018, 3:22 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Good Magic, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who was fourth in the Preakness, is the favorite for Saturday's $1.25 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 22, 2018, 1:08 am
Victor Espinoza details his recovery after his debilitating fall at Del Mar race track.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 19, 2018, 7:41 pm
Trainer John Sadler woke up feeling confident on Pacific Classic day, believing he had the best horse in the field. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Accelerate ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:01.83 at the seaside track north of San Diego. The winning margin was the largest in the race's 27-year history, bettering
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 19, 2018, 3:18 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Santa Anita will rename a Grade 1 stakes race in honor of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 19, 2018, 12:23 am
Australian champion thoroughbred Winx claimed a Group 1 race named in her honor at Royal Randwick on Saturday to notch a national record 26th successive win and overhaul the great Black Caviar. The seven-year-old mare trained by Chris Waller eased into her work in the A$500,000 ($366,000) Winx Stakes
Author: Reuters
Posted: August 18, 2018, 6:49 am
Wonder mare Winx smashed legendary sprinter Black Caviar's Australian win record Saturday when she made it 26 in a row at a race named in her honour. "She heard the crowd erupt with 250m to go and she just dropped (her head) and went for it," said Bowman, who has ridden Winx to 25 of her
Author: AFP
Posted: August 18, 2018, 6:30 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup has chosen Santa Anita, Keeneland and Del Mar to host its World Championships from 2019-2021 respectively, continuing its recent venue rotation between California and Kentucky tracks.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:13 pm
Rick Pitino has found competitive success on the horse racing scene, if not common sense. 
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 10, 2018, 9:53 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Diversify won the $1.2 million Whitney by 3 1/2 lengths over Mind Your Biscuits in the slop Saturday at Saratoga.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 5, 2018, 12:48 am
Atlanta became the 14th filly winner in Hambletonian history Saturday at the Meadowlands, taking the famed $1 million trotting race for 3-year-olds in an emotional victory for the Canadian father-son team of Rick and Scott Zeron. Atlanta was the first Hambletonian starter for Rick Zeron after 43 years
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 4, 2018, 10:36 pm
Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is wearing a neck brace while recovering at his San Diego home after fracturing a vertebra during a training accident at Del Mar. Agent Brian Beach says on Twitter that the 46-year-old rider spent 11 days in the hospital and at a rehabilitation facility. Espinoza
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: August 3, 2018, 10:10 pm