The New York Racing Association will shut down stabling and training at Aqueduct beginning Jan. 1 in an effort to consolidate operations at Belmont Park. About 250 horse are stabled at Aqueduct, while the majority of starters in races there travel over from Belmont, which is located nine miles away.
Posted: December 13, 2019, 12:39 am
Jockeys riding in California wouldn't be able to strike a horse to make it run faster or be allowed to whip in an overhand motion under a proposed amendment approved by the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday. The rule now goes to a 45-day public comment period after which the regulatory body
Posted: December 13, 2019, 12:36 am
The California Horse Racing Board's report on the high rate of horse deaths at Santa Anita earlier this year is being delayed. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has begun a parallel investigation, but its results have yet to be announced.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 12, 2019, 6:19 pm
Maximum Security concluded a tumultuous season with a decisive victory Saturday in the $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. Maximum Security was the first horse to be disqualified for interference in the 145-year history of the Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old trained by Jason Servis and owned by Gary and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 7, 2019, 10:47 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Saratoga Race Course will again have races five days a week next summer.
Posted: December 3, 2019, 10:12 pm
A 3-year-old gelding that suffered a breakdown in a workout at Del Mar has been euthanized, the fifth horse to die during the fall meet that ends Sunday. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Koa was euthanized on Saturday. Koa finished second in his last start on Nov. 14 at Del Mar.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: December 1, 2019, 5:01 pm
With the forecast calling for substantial rain in Southern California next week, Del Mar has canceled Thanksgiving Day racing. Track officials said Saturday that they would shift several of the races from Thursday's card, including the $100,000 Red Carpet Stakes, to expanded 10-race cards next Saturday
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 24, 2019, 4:59 pm
Santa Anita will race less, if at all, in inclement weather during its winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26, although what factors will decide whether racing occurs in such conditions haven’t been announced. Led by new chairman Gregory Ferraro, the California Horse Racing Board approved Santa Anita
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 21, 2019, 10:53 pm
The California Horse Racing Board has chosen a longtime veterinarian as its new chairman. Gregory Ferraro was elected Thursday during the board's meeting at Del Mar racetrack north of San Diego. Ferraro noted the board has a mandate from Newsom's office to focus on the health and safety of
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 21, 2019, 6:43 pm
A fundraising campaign to install an equine MRI at Santa Anita has been successful, and it’s expected to be in place during the troubled track’s winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26. Funding came from a variety of groups and individuals, including prominent breeder and owner John Harris, veterinarians
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 20, 2019, 2:24 am
A group of horse racing organizations has announced the formation of a coalition to promote enhanced safety protections and work together to develop new reforms in a sport roiled by a series of equine deaths. The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition introduced Tuesday includes Churchill Downs Inc., the New
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 20, 2019, 1:56 am
A group of horse racing organizations has announced the formation of a coalition to promote enhanced safety protections and work together to develop new reforms in a sport roiled by a series of equine deaths. The Thoroughbred Safety Coalition introduced Tuesday includes Churchill Downs Inc., the New
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 20, 2019, 1:56 am
A 3-year-old filly has collapsed and died after a workout at Del Mar, while another horse that was injured in a race on Nov. 10 has been euthanized, making it four horses that have died since the track’s fall meet began Nov. 8. Princess Dorian was euthanized Monday after developing laminitis in both
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 19, 2019, 2:58 am
The owners of Maximum Security say they will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit that seeks to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as winner of the Kentucky Derby. Gary West said in a statement Monday that he has authorized his attorneys to file an appeal.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 18, 2019, 8:00 pm
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse the stewards' decision
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2019, 4:17 am
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse the stewards' decision
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 16, 2019, 4:16 am
The overturning of Maximum Security's Kentucky Derby win will not be overturned, says the court.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 16, 2019, 3:45 am
Track officials said Friday the cancellation is due to “an abundance of caution� because rain forecast from Tuesday through Thursday likely will result in a muddy main track and a soft turf course. Tom Robbins, executive vice president for racing, says the move is unusual for Del Mar but “equine and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 15, 2019, 7:47 pm
After more than half a century, revving engines in the tough off-road sport known locally as "torfaera" still draw crowds who love the noise and daring drivers. It's late summer and Akrafjall mountain, which looms over the small town of Akranes, has been turned into a temporary race track
Author: AFP
Posted: November 12, 2019, 3:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners at Aqueduct on Monday, the second time he's had that many in a day this year.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 11, 2019, 10:42 pm
There have been 37 deaths at the Santa Anita track near Los Angeles since December. Three races later, Prayer Warrior, a three-year-old colt, was pulled up on the far turn of the dirt track with a front leg injury. Both horses were later euthanized, track officials said.
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 11, 2019, 8:19 pm
Two horses have been euthanized after suffering injuries during races at Del Mar, ending the track's stretch of safe competition. Both Ghost Street and Prayer Warrior suffered front leg injuries about 90 minutes apart Sunday at the seaside track north of San Diego. Ghost Street, a 3-year-old gelding
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 11, 2019, 6:44 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup has named Drew Fleming as president and chief executive officer.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 6, 2019, 7:08 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- All samples collected from horses competing in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita have tested clear.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 6, 2019, 5:06 am
Australian gelding Vow and Declare won the coveted Aus$8.0 million (US$5.5 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday as revelations about the grim fate of retired racehorses were put to one side as punters streamed through the turnstiles. With veteran jockey Craig Williams in the saddle, the four-year-old
Author: AFP
Posted: November 5, 2019, 7:41 am
Lightweight chance Vow and Declare, the only Australian-bred runner in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, held off a legion of foreign rivals to win Australia's greatest horse race for its local trainer, jockey and owners. The 11-1 shot hugged the running rail in the last stages of the two mile handicap
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 5, 2019, 6:27 am
Australian stayer Vow and Declare won the 159th running of the Melbourne Cup by a neck at Flemington racecourse on Tuesday with the race overshadowed by a stewards' protest and a horse pulling up lame with a cracked pelvis. The Danny O'Brien-trained gelding kicked in the final meters to seal
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 5, 2019, 4:29 am
Japanese stayer Mer De Glace and European import Constantinople have firmed as favourites for the Tuesday's Melbourne Cup as horse racing in Australia faces surging image problems. It is a cultural institution -- the winning horse instantly becoming a household name in Australia -- and the day is
Author: AFP
Posted: November 4, 2019, 2:54 am
The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. The 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, with favorite McKinzie in the lead and Vino Rosso bearing down on him. Jockey Abel Cedillo jerked on the reins to ease the 4-year-old gelding
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 4, 2019, 12:10 am
Animal rights groups on Sunday called for an immediate halt to horse racing following the high-profile death of a gelding in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic at Southern California's Santa Anita Park. Four-year-old Mongolian Groom injured his left hind leg going into the final turn of the
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 3, 2019, 11:59 pm
A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders' Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to a 15-1 long shot in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night. Cup officials said in a statement about two hours after the race that Mongolian Groom had been euthanized after suffering a serious
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 3, 2019, 3:25 pm
Not even one of the biggest events in horse racing could escape the story that has consumed the Santa Anita racetrack in Los Angeles this year.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 3, 2019, 3:56 am
Mongolian Groom was fatally injured in the Breeders' Cup Classic won by Vino Rosso on Saturday in a dismal end to the $28 million racing extravaganza at Santa Anita. Thirty-seven horses have now died since December at Santa Anita, a grim tally that has sparked outrage, an investigation by law enforcement
Author: AFP
Posted: November 3, 2019, 3:47 am
Vino Rosso won the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in a race that was marred by the death of another horse. Vino Rosso stormed across the finish line in a rout but Mongolian Groom never made it that far, having been pulled up after suffering an injury to his left
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 3, 2019, 1:17 am
Vino Rosso has won the $6 million Classic by 4 1/4 lengths at the Breeders' Cup, where a long-shot horse was eased up in the stretch with a leg injury. Mongolian Groom, a 15-1 shot, was part of the early pace in the 1 1/4-mile race that capped the two-day world championships at Santa Anita on Saturday
Posted: November 3, 2019, 1:03 am
Bricks and Mortar triumphed in the $4 million Turf Saturday, edging United by a head in a rousing finish at Santa Anita that gave trainer Chad Brown a 15th Breeders' Cup winner. Brown collected his third win of this year's 14-race, $28 million Breeders' Cup programme and tied Bob Baffert
Author: AFP
Posted: November 3, 2019, 12:51 am
Bricks and Mortar edged United by a head to win the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf on Saturday, finishing his season undefeated and making a strong case for Horse of the Year honors. After being stuck in traffic in the early going, the even-money favorite surged from the outside to overtake United
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 3, 2019, 12:38 am
Covfefe, whose name is a jokey jab at US President Donald Trump, won the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on Saturday. The 3-2 favorite in the seven-furlong Grade One race on Santa Anita's dirt track gave trainer Brad Cox his second win of the weekend after he saddled
Author: AFP
Posted: November 2, 2019, 11:53 pm
Blue Prize fended off even-money favorite Midnight Bisou to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff in an upset at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. The previously undeleted Midnight Bisou, racing with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith in the saddle, made an inspired push down the stretch but it proved
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 2, 2019, 11:46 pm
Uni accelerated down the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park and triumph over second place finisher Got Stormy. Jockey Joel Rosario asked Uni to pick up the pace coming into the final turn and the powerful 5-year-old mare responded by surging past the
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 2, 2019, 11:42 pm
Uni won the Breeders' Cup Mile on Saturday as horses trained by Chad Brown finished first and third in the $2 million race on the turf track at Santa Anita. Brown, whose odds-on favorite Sistercharlie was denied in the Filly & Mare Turf, came through with 5-year-old mare Uni, who swept wide on the
Author: AFP
Posted: November 2, 2019, 11:21 pm
Iridessa held off Vasilika by a neck to win the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita on Saturday to make Ireland's Joseph O'Brien the youngest trainer ever to saddle a Breeders' Cup winner. Longshot Mirth raced to an early lead with Vasiliska in second and Iridessa -- who went off
Author: AFP
Posted: November 2, 2019, 9:45 pm
Spun to Run surprised in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita, holding off favored Omaha Beach as South Korean raider Blue Chipper hit the board in third. Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero notched his first Breeders' Cup win in just his second start as 9-1 shot Spun to Run, ridden
Author: AFP
Posted: November 2, 2019, 9:22 pm
Workers touting benefits the horse racing industry brings to California are rallying outside Santa Anita ahead of the Breeders' Cup. Day 2 of the world championships is Saturday, with nine Cup races on the card culminating in the $6 million Classic airing in prime time on NBC. Industry workers
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 2, 2019, 5:53 pm
While horse racing has come under fire in recent years due to its increasing death rate, those inside the sport showed their support at the Breeders Cup.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: November 2, 2019, 5:49 pm
The Breeders' Cup Classic closes out the world championships and figures to help sort out Horse of the Year honors. At 3-1, McKinzie is the early choice for Saturday's $6 million Classic on his home track. McKinzie takes on 10 rivals, including Code of Honor, Preakness winner War of Will and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 2, 2019, 4:01 pm
Eight Rings, sent off at 3-2, pushed early but faded late and Storm the Court, ridden by US-based French jockey Flavien Prat, held off a charging Anneau d'Or to win by a neck. "He really battled through the stretch," Prat said. Structor gave trainer Chad Brown a victory in the Breeders
Author: AFP
Posted: November 2, 2019, 12:49 am
Next year's outlook is downright fuzzy after a couple of little-known colts challenged each other down the stretch before 45-1 shot Storm the Court staged a stunning neck victory in the Juvenile on opening day of the Breeders' Cup on Friday. Entries from five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert and
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 2, 2019, 12:40 am
Storm the Court fended off a late challenge from fellow longshot Anneau d'Or to win the Breeders' Cup $2 million Juvenile by a neck in a stunning upset at Santa Anita Park on Friday. Wrecking Crew finished third in the 1-1/16 mile race on dirt, which is often seen as a preview of contenders
Author: Reuters
Posted: November 2, 2019, 12:19 am
Storm the Court scored the day's biggest upset at the Breeders' Cup, winning the $2 million Juvenile by a neck at 45-1 odds. European horses were shut out Friday in five Cup races featuring 2-year-olds. Sharing pulled a 13-1 upset in the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: November 1, 2019, 11:29 pm