Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown.
After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont...
Everfast becomes 13th horse to enter Preakness
BALTIMORE (AP) — A 13th horse has been added to the Preakness field three days before the race.
Everfast, trained by Dale Romans, was a last-minute entry to the second jewel of the Triple...
23rd horse dies at Santa Anita after racing accident
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A two-horse spill in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday led to the 23rd equine fatality at the Southern California track in just over three...
Accelerate beats West Coast to win Awesome Again
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Accelerate got feisty in the starting gate, went wide on the first turn, and waited for his rival before kicking into gear. 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.
Good Magic the favorite for Travers Stakes
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.
A field of 11 was entered Tuesday for the 149th edition of the 1 1/4-mile Midsummer Derby, the longest running major race in the country.
Accelerate runs away with Pacific Classic at Del Mar
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Trainer John Sadler woke up feeling confident on Pacific Classic day, believing he had the best horse in the field.
"The toughest thing all day was getting into the parking lot," he said.
Accelerate never gave Sadler reason for concern, living up to his name with a record 12 1/2-length victory in the $1 million race at Del Mar on Saturday.
Irish War Cry upsets Classic Empire in Holy Bull Stakes
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Irish War Cry led all the way to upset Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire by 3 3/4 lengths in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream.
Ridden by Joel Rosario, Irish War Cry ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.52. The New Jersey-bred colt paid $10.80, $4 and $2.20 at 4-1 odds.
Delta Downs Jackpot winner Gunnevera returned $4 and $2.10, while Classic Empire was another five lengths back in third and paid $2.10 to show.
It wasn't the smoothest of trips to winner's circle for Tourist in Saturday's $500,000, Grade I Fourstardave at Saratoga Race Course, but he landed there just the same.
The 5-year-old son of Tiznow had to overcome a jockey's objection and inquiry involving an incident at the start of the race and a bad step in the middle of the turn to gain his fifth career victory by a length and a quarter over A Lot.