A 3-year-old gelding was fatally injured in the fifth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, becoming the 34th horse to die at the track since December. According to a statement from track owner The Stronach Group, jockey Ruben Fuentes pulled up Satchel Paige at the three-eighths pole of the 6 1/2-furlong
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 20, 2019, 8:22 pm
A horse named Satchel Paige is the 34th horse to die at Santa Anita this racing year. Incredibly enough, that is a low number for the track.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 20, 2019, 2:31 am
The Stronach Group track owners announced that three-year-old gelding Satchel Paige had been "humanely euthanized" after the fifth race on the card. The latest death comes less than two weeks before the track hosts the high-profile Breeders' Cup world championships. In a statement, Stronach
Author: Reuters
Posted: October 20, 2019, 1:51 am
Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori enjoyed a sweet and sour Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday, as the joy of his 250th Group One victory was counter-balanced by Stradivarius's 10-race winning streak coming to a shock end. The 48-year-old Italian -- who famously once went through the card at Ascot
Author: AFP
Posted: October 19, 2019, 4:45 pm
Donjuan Triumphant, the first horse bought by the late Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, provided an emotional victory in the opening race on British Champions Day winning the Group One Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot. The 33/1 outsider -- running in the colours of King Power whose patriarch
Author: AFP
Posted: October 19, 2019, 2:06 pm
Yes Yes Yes, trained by Chris Waller who steered Winx on an incredible, unbeaten 33-race run, stunned favourite Santa Ana Lane to win the world's richest turf, The Everest, in Sydney Saturday. With jockey Glen Boss in the saddle, the three-year-old colt collected a whopping Aus$6.05 million (US$4.13
Author: AFP
Posted: October 19, 2019, 6:39 am
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, banned from Santa Anita this year amid a spate of horse deaths will be barred from the upcoming Breeders' Cup at the California track. "Earlier this year, the Stronach Group made the decision to prohibit Jerry Hollendorfer from participating at all TSG-owned
Author: AFP
Posted: October 18, 2019, 10:46 pm
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will not be allowed to enter horses in next month's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita as he is banned from the racetrack, officials said on Friday. The 73-year-old American was barred from the venue in June after a fourth horse under his supervision died there
Author: Reuters
Posted: October 18, 2019, 10:05 pm
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is banned from entering horses in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, where he was barred earlier this year. Fred Hertrich, chairman of the Breeders' Cup board, said Friday that it would honor Santa Anita's house rule and not allow Hollendorfer to enter
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 18, 2019, 8:57 pm
Sheikh Fahad Al-Thani, the driving force behind British Champions Day at Ascot, says he will never forget Queen Elizabeth II telling him "you are allowed to scream" as his Roaring Lion shaped to win the race named after her last year. The 30-year-old Qatari, who was instrumental in the family
Author: AFP
Posted: October 18, 2019, 10:15 am
Thousands of retired Australian racehorses are being secretly killed on an "industrial scale", with their meat shipped abroad for human and pet consumption, an investigation has revealed. Horse racing is a popular and lucrative business in Australia, with the revelations coming on the eve
Author: AFP
Posted: October 18, 2019, 7:30 am
Leicester City's late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha achieved a fairytale Premier League title success but he also had big ambitions in racing and on Saturday four of his horses bid for glory on British racing's richest raceday Champions Day at Ascot. Saturday's meeting comes almost a year
Author: AFP
Posted: October 18, 2019, 12:48 am
An east Arkansas track agreed Thursday to phase out greyhound racing over the next three years, citing a decline in dog racing nationally and fears that the state's voters would approve ending the practice. The Arkansas Racing Commission unanimously approved a plan by Southland Casino Racing to
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 17, 2019, 10:44 pm
Flat racing superstar Enable is to stay in training as a six-year-old, owner Prince Khalid Abdullah has announced, with another crack at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on the cards. The John Gosden-trained horse was denied a historic third Arc victory earlier this month at Paris Longchamp, pipped
Author: AFP
Posted: October 16, 2019, 9:00 am
Sherwood C. Chillingworth, a longtime executive with the Oak Tree Racing Association who had partnerships in several stakes-winning thoroughbreds, has died. Chillingworth had been in declining health and died Tuesday of undisclosed causes, Frank DeMarco, vice president and general counsel at Santa Anita
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 9, 2019, 10:06 pm
Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been charged with animal cruelty, conspiracy and holding an unregistered weapon as part of an investigation into alleged illegal activity in the thoroughbred racing industry. Weir, who was handed a four-year global ban in February for the illegal possession
Author: Reuters
Posted: October 9, 2019, 4:33 am
Melbourne Cup-winning Australian trainer Darren Weir was charged with animal cruelty offences Wednesday, months after receiving a four-year racing ban for possessing electronic devices used to shock horses into running faster. Weir trained the New Zealand thoroughbred Prince of Penzance, which was ridden
Author: AFP
Posted: October 9, 2019, 4:03 am
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs. News outlets report the commission on Tuesday unanimously approved Churchill Downs' bid to buy Turfway Park for $46 million. Churchill President Kevin Flanery says the purchase is a $150 million investment
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 8, 2019, 10:13 pm
Enable had to make do with the runner-up spot in her bid for history and a third victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday as Waldgeist provided Andre Fabre with a record eighth success. All eyes were on John Gosden's brilliant mare Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori, which appeared
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 6, 2019, 4:21 pm
Waldgeist denied Enable a historic third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victory on Sunday in a thrilling duel at Paris Longchamp, giving French trainer Andre Fabre his eighth win in the race. John Gosden's odds-on favourite Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori, looked set to become the first horse to
Author: AFP
Posted: October 6, 2019, 4:11 pm
Waldgeist denied Enable a historic third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victory on Sunday in a thrilling duel at Paris Longchamp, giving French trainer Andre Fabre his eighth win in the race. John Gosden's odds-on favourite Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori, looked set to become the first horse to
Author: AFP
Posted: October 6, 2019, 2:56 pm
Richard Mandella experienced the highest high and lowest low at Santa Anita on Saturday, with Omaha Beach successfully winning his comeback after a six-month layoff while another of the trainer's horses died of a suspected heart attack. Former Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach rallied to beat
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 6, 2019, 1:51 am
The Pimlico Race Course would see massive changes under the new deal to keep the Preakness Stakes.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 5, 2019, 11:04 pm
Baltimore officials and the owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. The agreement, which is subject to approval of the General Assembly during its next session, ends a bitter dispute between
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 5, 2019, 10:38 pm
Keeneland says a colt has been euthanized after being severely injured in a race, and a filly suffered an injury and was vanned back to the barn after another race on opening day of the track's fall meet. The track says Stella D'Oro was euthanized Friday after suffering ''a catastrophic
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 4, 2019, 8:54 pm
Churchill Downs has signed an agreement to buy Turfway Park for $46 million with plans to eventually demolish its grandstand and build a $150 million racing and gambling facility on the site. Churchill's purchase of the Florence, Kentucky, track from Jack Ohio LLC and Hard Rock International is
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 3, 2019, 10:21 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Trainer Bob Baffert is replacing fellow Hall of Famer Mike Smith aboard McKinzie, the probable favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 3, 2019, 8:53 pm
Enable is at "her absolute peak" for Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the superstar mare's trainer John Gosden said on Monday. Frankie Dettori's mount is odds-on favourite to become the first triple winner of Europe's most prestigious race. The last to attempt the feat
Author: AFP
Posted: September 30, 2019, 4:31 pm
The 3-year-old colt suffered two broken front legs after breaking down in the home stretch at Santa Anita on Saturday, and was euthanized on the track.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 29, 2019, 3:03 am
The horse went down in the middle of the track during the fall meet, throwing off jockey Mario Gutierrez. "As is protocol at Santa Anita, we will open an immediate review into what factors could have contributed to Emtech’s injury,” Dr. Dionne Benson, chief veterinarian of the Stronach Group, told
Author: Reuters
Posted: September 29, 2019, 2:25 am
A 3-year-old colt sustained a catastrophic injury in the eighth race at Santa Anita and was euthanized Saturday, the 32nd horse to die at the track since December. Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez was tossed off in the incident on the second day of the fall meet at Santa Anita,
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 29, 2019, 12:43 am
The Tampa Bay Rays returned to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, clinching an AL wild card berth with a 6-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night behind Tommy Pham's two-run homer and 4 1/3 hitless innings from Tyler Glasnow. Tampa Bay will play Oakland on the wild-card game on
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2019, 7:53 am
A horse dumped its jockey and knocked down two photographers standing near the rail as racing returned to Santa Anita with the opening of its fall meet Friday amid intense scrutiny after the deaths of 31 horses at the historic track earlier in the year. Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. was unseated by 2-year-old
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2019, 5:36 am
Jockey John Velazquez set a record with his 661st career graded stakes victory in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, and added his 662nd three races later. It's the second career mark owned by Bailey that Velazquez has taken down. The Puerto Rico native became the all-time leading rider at Saratoga
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 28, 2019, 5:24 am
A bettor at Gulfstream Park turned a 20-cent, six-race wager into more than $2.2 million Friday. Someone hit Gulfstream's Rainbow 6 on Friday, the first time that the total jackpot had been claimed for that wager since July 6. It wasn't immediately clear how many six-horse combinations that
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 27, 2019, 11:16 pm
A new horse-racing season in Santa Anita comes with a warning for the deadly sport from Gavin Newsom.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 25, 2019, 3:56 am
Pop superstar Taylor Swift has pulled out of a performance at the Melbourne Cup, with animal rights activists taking credit after a campaign to highlight cruelty to racehorses. The Grammy Award-winner was announced as the headline act for the "race that stops a nation" earlier this month and
Author: AFP
Posted: September 22, 2019, 4:09 am
Math Wizard won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at 31-1 odds on Saturday, edging Mr. Money by a neck in a race missing disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Math Wizard ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.94 at Parx Racing. ''I was screaming so loud I lost my
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 22, 2019, 12:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Belmont Park's entire 37-day fall meet will be run at the venerable track instead of having a portion of it at Aqueduct.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 19, 2019, 7:26 pm
Gambling-mad Hong Kong has cancelled a horse racing event just hours before its start over fears anti-government protesters might disrupt a race featuring a mount part-owned by a controversial pro-Beijing lawmaker. Frequently violent demonstrations featuring hundreds of thousands of protesters have
Author: AFP
Posted: September 18, 2019, 10:02 am
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
Author: The Associated Press
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.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 18, 2019, 1:57 am
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah may have nibbled on Mike Pence last year.
Author: Yahoo Sports
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
Author: AFP
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
Author: AFP
Posted: September 13, 2019, 3:08 am
Three recent horse deaths have raised the death toll at Belmont Park this year to 25.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: September 13, 2019, 2:47 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
Author: AFP
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
Author: Reuters
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
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 12, 2019, 11:04 pm