Hollie Doyle became the first female jockey to win a French classic race when she rode favourite Nashwa to victory in the French Oaks (Prix de Diane) at Chantilly on Sunday.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 19, 2022, 4:12 pm
Hollie Doyle became the first female jockey to win a French classic race when she rode favourite Nashwa to victory in the French Oaks (Prix de Diane) at Chantilly on Sunday.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 19, 2022, 2:13 pm
Record-breaking Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien brought up another milestone on Saturday as he celebrated his 900th Group or Graded winner with Broome's victory in the Hardwicke Stakes on the last day of Royal Ascot.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 18, 2022, 4:40 pm
The packed stands at Epsom and Royal Ascot are just the images a sport wants beamed worldwide but away from the prestigious meetings racing faces a challenging time in attracting new spectators.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 18, 2022, 1:42 pm
Frankie Dettori said he could "chillax" after he bounced back from a "tough week" to get off the mark and win the feature Coronation Stakes on the third day of Royal Ascot with the impressive unbeaten filly Inspiral.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 17, 2022, 4:59 pm
Kyprios gave trainer Aidan O'Brien a record extending eighth Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday but it was three-time winner Stradivarius who received the biggest round of applause after finishing a gallant third on his final appearance at the meeting.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 16, 2022, 5:16 pm
Kyprios gave trainer Aidan O'Brien a record extending eighth Ascot Gold Cup on Thursday with Stradivarius missing out on a record-equalling fourth victory finishing a gallant third.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 16, 2022, 3:44 pm
State of Rest gave two-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Joseph O'Brien his first Royal Ascot winner with an impressive victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 15, 2022, 4:40 pm
Stradivarius is "top class" like the violin he is named after, his trainer John Gosden told AFP, and on Thursday can make his final Royal Ascot appearance a memorable one by winning a record-equalling fourth Ascot Gold Cup.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 15, 2022, 4:24 am
Australian sprinter Nature Strip was labelled a "freak of a horse" after making the long journey worthwhile by winning the Group One King's Stand Stakes on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting on Tuesday.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 14, 2022, 4:27 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike finished sixth.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 11, 2022, 11:02 pm
Mo Donegal won the 154th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher a one-two finish ahead of stablemate Nest in the 1 1/2-mile event as Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike finished sixth.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 11, 2022, 10:51 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike is going off at 7-2.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 10, 2022, 4:14 pm
Rich Strike will try to back up his stunning upset victory in the Kentucky Derby when he returns to the track in the 154th Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 9, 2022, 10:05 pm
Three-time British champion jockey Oisin Murphy, who is currently banned from riding, told the BBC he was blacking out from drinking so much last year he considered quitting horse racing.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 9, 2022, 11:19 am
Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike did not run in Saturday's race.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 21, 2022, 11:10 pm
Epicenter will be tough to beat in a nine-horse field.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 20, 2022, 3:56 pm
Rich Strike will skip the Preakness Stakes this year and instead prepare for the Belmont in June.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 12, 2022, 5:24 pm
Leon's agent says that he'll be eligible to ride in the Preakness if Rich Strike is entered.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 11, 2022, 11:01 pm
With a Kentucky Derby victory in hand, Rich Strike's team faces a choice: go for the glory, or go for the better chance at victory?
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 10, 2022, 10:15 pm
How the memorable call of the Kentucky Derby upset happened, as told by the man who made the call.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 10, 2022, 12:56 am
The 148th Kentucky Derby began with no runaway favorite, and it was an 80-1 long shot that ended up taking the roses.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 7, 2022, 11:08 pm
The field is wide open for the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 6, 2022, 1:45 pm
The Kentucky Derby has announced post positions for Saturday's 148th running of the race.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 2, 2022, 6:53 pm
Medina Spirit is the second horse in the 146-year history of the Kentucky Derby to have title taken away over drug offense.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: February 21, 2022, 8:03 pm
The 3-year that tested positive for betamethasone after winning the Derby in May collapsed on the Santa Anita track Monday morning.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: December 6, 2021, 6:52 pm
We're not sure that's street legal.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: August 21, 2021, 9:45 pm
A federal judge ruled the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert unconstitutional on Wednesday, allowing him to run horses in the state again.
Author: AFP
Posted: July 15, 2021, 2:37 am
A federal judge has nullified New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of famed thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert, saying the organisation failed to provide him a post-suspension hearing. The ruling was a significant win for the trainer, one of the most successful and recognisable figures in the sport, and allows for him to compete in New York state races again, effective immediately. In May, NYRA barred Baffert-trained horse Medina Spirit from running in the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the triple crown, after the Kentucky Derby winner failed a drug test.
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 15, 2021, 1:12 am
Bob Baffert can run horses in New York again.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: July 14, 2021, 10:33 pm
Stradivarius's bid to emulate Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup victories ended in disappointment on Thursday as Subjectivist prevailed in Royal Ascot's flagship race.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 17, 2021, 5:13 pm
Bob Baffert is trying to get his New York suspension lifted.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 14, 2021, 7:27 pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) -Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Monday sued New York horse racing officials for suspending him from running horses at state racetracks, following a positive drug test for Baffert-trained Medina Spirit after it won the Kentucky Derby. Baffert, a seven-time Kentucky Derby winner and one of the sport's best-known figures, said the New York Racing Association (NYRA) unconstitutionally usurped the authority of the state's gaming commission by taking away his trainer's license indefinitely.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 14, 2021, 6:37 pm
Stradivarius receives "quite a lot of fan mail" his trainer John Gosden told AFP which is sure to become a flood if he equals Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup's (2006-09) on Thursday.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 14, 2021, 2:14 am
(Reuters) -Essential Quality atoned for Kentucky Derby disappointment out-duelling Hot Rod Charlie down the home stretch to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, bringing the curtain down on a tumultuous year for U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. The favorite to win May's Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality came home fourth at Churchill Downs but this time got a perfect ride from jockey Luis Saez. It was the fifth win in six career races for Essential Quality who is owned by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 5, 2021, 11:40 pm
The Kentucky Derby favorite delivered at Belmont.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 5, 2021, 10:59 pm
Bolshoi Ballet is the punters choice to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a ninth Epsom Derby and a 41st British classic breaking a record that has stood for almost 150 years later on Saturday.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 5, 2021, 9:30 am
Essential Quality is once again the 2-1 favorite and there are plenty of reasons to think he will come through this time.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 4, 2021, 9:59 pm
Ed Dunlop admits it is "surreal" training a leading contender for Saturday's Epsom Derby named in honour of his father.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 4, 2021, 1:30 am
Churchill Downs cited Baffert's "reckless practices and substance violations" in announcing the decision.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: June 2, 2021, 8:14 pm
2 jun (Reuters) - Una segunda prueba de drogas posterior a la carrera para el ganador del Derby de Kentucky, Medina Spirit, confirmó la presencia de una sustancia prohibida, dijo el miércoles un abogado del entrenador del caballo, lo que plantea la posibilidad de que el potro alazán oscuro sea descalificado. El abogado del entrenador del Salón de la Fama Bob Baffert, quien ganó un séptimo Derby de Kentucky con Medina Spirit el 1 de mayo, dijo que una segunda muestra halló el fármaco antiinflamat
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 2, 2021, 5:16 pm
A second drug test from Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has confirmed the presence of a banned steroid, a statement said Wednesday, potentially paving the way for the horse to be stripped of its victory at Churchill Downs.
Author: AFP
Posted: June 2, 2021, 4:35 pm
(Reuters) -A second post-race drug test for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit confirmed a prohibited substance was present, a lawyer for the horse's trainer said on Wednesday, raising the possibility the dark bay colt might be disqualified. While a decision on whether to disqualify Medina Spirit will depend on the outcome of a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission investigation, Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) moved swiftly by banning the colt's Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert for two years. In making the ruling, CDI said it could no longer overlook Baffert's history of drug testing failures.
Author: Reuters
Posted: June 2, 2021, 2:57 pm
Children will not be allowed to attend England's second test against New Zealand at Edgbaston next month after the match was chosen as one of the British government's pilot events to allow bigger crowds. The June 10-14 test will be the first event in the second phase of the government programme assessing the risk of COVID-19 transmission at mass participation events. Edgbaston will now be allowed around 18,000 spectators a day, or 70% of capacity, but all ticket holders must be aged 16 and over.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 26, 2021, 2:13 pm
Baffert and his horses are banned from several lucrative NY races, including the third leg of the Triple Crown.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 17, 2021, 9:16 pm
New York racing authorities on Monday barred trainer Bob Baffert from entering horses in next month's Belmont Stakes following the positive drug test against his Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit.
Author: AFP
Posted: May 17, 2021, 9:06 pm
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit will not contend in next month's Belmont Stakes after the New York Racing Association (NYRA) temporarily suspended the horse and its famed trainer, Bob Baffert, on Monday following a failed drug test. Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone, a banned substance, earlier this month after winning the first of the three legs of horse racing's Triple Crown series. The horse came up short at Saturday's Preakness Stakes, finishing third behind Midnight Bourbon and upset winner Rombauer.
Author: Reuters
Posted: May 17, 2021, 8:59 pm
All eyes were on Medina Spirit at the 146th Preakness Stakes, but Rombauer captured the victory.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 15, 2021, 10:59 pm
"If we don't [speak up] for the bettors, it's just going to keep on going."
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: May 14, 2021, 11:45 pm