PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Julio Canani, who trained three Breeders' Cup winners and thoroughbred racing's 2-year-old Eclipse champion filly in 2004, died Friday after a long illness.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Looking to halt doping scandals and horse deaths marring their sport, thoroughbred racing leaders Monday announced the launch of an integrity and safety authority to create...
LONG LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A 36,000-acre tract of lakes and forest in the Adirondacks is on the market for $180 million.
The tract known as Whitney Park was owned by Saratoga Springs...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A thoroughbred racing season like no other in Saratoga Race Course's long history began Thursday under a gray sky, with jockeys wearing masks, a smattering of fans...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board on Friday put Los Alamitos on probation for 10 days while the track develops a plan to address an increase in horse deaths.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York-bred Tiz the Law crosses finish line first in 152st Belmont Stakes.
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s financially troubled horse racing industry reopened Thursday after being shuttered for months because of the coronavirus outbreak, leading the return...
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Mark Casse has more than $174 million in purse earnings, has captured two legs of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, and has been honored as Canadian trainer...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby postponed until Sept. 5.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Omaha Beach won the $300,000 Malibu Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths on opening day at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith a record 217th Grade 1 victory.
NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia horse racing commissioner says photos posted online of a euthanized thoroughbred racing horse surrounded by trash in a landfill should be a...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to expand into live winter racing in 2020. If approved by state racing regulators, it means overcoats and hot chocolate could come into...
DARWIN, Australia (AP) — A female jockey died Saturday during a race at a track in Darwin, the second rider to die on consecutive days in Australia.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will remain at Santa Anita this fall after 30 horses died during the Southern California track's recent meet.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's been a buzz about thoroughbred racing since the Kentucky Derby and it just might increase when the "What if?" Triple Crown comes to an end with the Belmont...
NEW YORK (AP) — Standing outside his barn at Belmont Park and wearing a New York Yankees cap, trainer Bill Mott was finishing a conversation about Roger Maris.
The Stronach Group isn't well known outside horse racing.
In the public eye, the big players are the likes of recent Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, trainer Bob Baffert...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thoroughbreds provide many reasons to marvel.
The fastest can top 40 mph. Their speed-producing features — extraordinary concentration of muscle, body and lungs...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Country House isn't a racing rock star even after winning the Kentucky Derby.
And Tuesday's announcement that he won't run in the Preakness, ending any chance this...
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The head of British thoroughbred racing's largest racetrack operator will be one of the featured speakers at The Jockey Club's 66th annual conference this weekend at an upstate New York resort hotel.
Organizers of Sunday's round table discussion at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs say the gathering will focus on strategies for improving the sport.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Police are looking for a man suspected of vandalizing a nearly 150-year-old fountain linked to the founder of thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs.
Police say Tuesday that the Morrissey Fountain was pushed off its base overnight in Congress Park in downtown Saratoga. Police say the extent of the damage isn't known yet.
Police have released surveillance photos of a man being sought in the case.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame says its Foal Patrol project has been such a success it will keep it going for a second season.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's a reason Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in demand when owners and trainers pick riders for the elite in thoroughbred racing.
The 52-year-old Smith just knows what to do aboard a horse.
When to move it. When to take back. When to let the colt or filly have its way on the track. When to go to the whip.
Smith has seen it all, and he knows how to handle the pressure.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local):
Justify has won the Triple Crown.
The Preakness and Kentucky Derby winner became thoroughbred racing's 13th Triple Crown with a front-running victory in the Belmont Stakes.
American Pharoah ended a 37-year Triple Crown drought in 2015. It was the second Triple Crown for trainer Bob Baffert and the first for jockey Mike Smith.
NEW YORK (AP) — Raised in upstate New York, Chad Brown didn't root for the Bills, the Giants or the Jets when it came to football.
The 39-year-old from Mechanicville was a San Francisco 49ers fan. It was simple. He liked future Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, although football didn't turn out to be Brown's sport.
Brown has become one of thoroughbred racing's top trainers, and his favorite football team now is the New England Patriots. It has nothing to do with Tom Brady.
To become one of horse racing's top trainers requires instincts, strategy acquired over time and tons of patience.
NEW YORK (AP) — There are horses for courses and Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott thinks he has one ready to upset Justify's bid for a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
The colt is Hofburg, a 9-2 second choice in $1.5 million race Saturday. Justify will look to become thoroughbred racing's 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The thoroughbred Preakness and English trainer William Lakeland have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.
Preakness, the namesake of the middle leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, was born in 1867 at Woodburn Stud in Kentucky. He debuted as a 3-year-old on Oct. 25, 1870 and won the Dinner Party Stakes at the inaugural Pimlico Race Course meeting.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is showcasing the history of the New York Racing Association this month.
It's part of a new initiative to recognize and promote key thoroughbred racing organizations.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The Foal Patrol has delivered again.
La Verdad, an Eclipse Award-winning mare owned by Lady Sheila Stable at Edition Farm in Hyde Park, New York, delivered a filly by Tapit on Thursday. She's the fourth mare to give birth this year in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's so-called Foal Patrol.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Gun Runner got one last win over rival Arrogate.
The soon-to-be-retired 5-year-old was a convincing pick as Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night, the official capper to a year where he won four Grade 1 races including the Breeders' Cup Classic — and made it look easy every time.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is to be honored for its work in modernizing rules that allow bettors to keep more of their winnings.
The organization will receive a Special Eclipse Award at the annual Eclipse Awards on Jan. 25 at Hallandale Beach, Florida.
The award is for extraordinary service, individual achievements or contributions to thoroughbred racing.
LeRoy Jolley, a Hall of Fame trainer who twice won the Kentucky Derby and was involved in one of thoroughbred racing's most famous match races that ended in tragedy, has died. He was 79.
He died Monday.
Jolley won the 1975 Kentucky Derby with Foolish Pleasure, who went on to finish second in the Preakness and in the Belmont.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in New York has launched a new video project aimed at attracting new fans to thoroughbred racing and offering enthusiasts a rare look behind the scenes.
Foal Patrol is a collection of live web cameras with real-time streams of in-foal mares during their pregnancies. Five live feeds began Tuesday and can be accessed daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Veitch, Jack Whitaker and the late Barney Nagler have been selected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor.
Veitch has covered thoroughbred racing for The Saratogian, his hometown newspaper, and The Pink Sheet since 1979 and has written two books on Saratoga racing.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The Saratoga thoroughbred racing season has ended with a record-breaking amount wagered over the 40-day meet at the historic upstate New York track.
The New York Racing Association says Saratoga Race Course set a record for all-sources wagering with a total handle of more than $676.7 million. That's 4.4 percent higher than the previous record, set in 2015.
NYRA says the on-track handle from all sources was $157 million, a 3.4 percent increase over last season.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, has been barred from racing and track work pending an inquiry into a positive doping test.
Racing Victoria, which governs thoroughbred racing in Australia's Victoria state, said it would conduct an inquiry on Thursday into the results of Payne's urine sample from the Swan Hill Cup on June 11.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs won approval Tuesday to jump into an electronic version of gambling on horse races that allows people to bet on past races displayed on devices similar to slot machines.
Track executives revealed at a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting that they want gambling on historical races to occur at its off-track training location, not at the famed track that's home to the Kentucky Derby. That location is a few miles from the Louisville track.
Mike Tirico is taking the reins from Tom Hammond as a host of NBC's Triple Crown horse racing coverage.
Tirico adds the job to his recently announced duties as host of the network's prime-time Olympics coverage starting next winter in South Korea.
Hammond has accepted a reduced role after covering racing for more than 30 years at the network. He turns 73 on May 10.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The richest horse race in the world is getting richer.
Organizers of the Pegasus World Cup revealed Wednesday that the purse for next year's race will be $16 million, an increase of $4 million from the inaugural version this year.
That means the winner would be in line to claim more than $9 million that day alone, a total that only eight horses running in North America have reached in their entire careers.
The race is set for Jan. 27, again at Gulfstream Park.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A new exhibit on Man o' War is opening across the street from the New York racetrack where the thoroughbred racing legend suffered his only defeat.
"Man o' War at 100" is being unveiled Wednesday at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, across Union Avenue from Saratoga Race Course.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Derby Museum says it is planning a new exhibit next month on one of thoroughbred racing's most famous horses: Man o' War.
The museum says in a statement that the interactive exhibit will open on April 8 and include information about Man o' War's life, his racing career and his ties to the Kentucky Derby.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The idea was most unusual: Put together the richest horse race in the world, and do so by getting 12 stakeholders to invest $1 million apiece just to have a spot in the starting gate.
Farfetched as that sounded in the beginning, it's now reality.