1898 — Willie Simms becomes the only African American jockey to win the Preakness Stakes when he rides Sly Fox to victory and the only one to have won all three Triple Crown races. Simms’ other Triple Crown wins: Kentucky Derby (1896, 1898), Belmont Stakes (1893, 1894).
NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike has arrived at Belmont Park for the final jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.
The track announced Wednesday the long shot winner of the Derby arrived around 1 a.m.
NEW YORK (AP) — Creative Minister breezed a half mile on Tuesday in his next-to-last workout for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 11.
The Kenny McPeek-trained colt was timed in 48.33 seconds for the four furlongs over Belmont Park’s main track.
NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Stakes contenders Mo Donegal, Next and We the People all worked out Friday in preparation for the third jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown in two weeks.
Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher had Mo Donegal and Nest work in company.
1930 — Gallant Fox, ridden by Earl Sande, wins the Preakness Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Crack Brigade. Gallant Fox becomes the only Triple Crown winner to win the Preakness a week before the Kentucky Derby.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A deal for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to police drugs in horse racing cratered Thursday after months of negotiations that the agency's CEO said did not give it “a reasonable chance to put in place a credible and effective program.”
NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert will have to face a disciplinary hearing with the New York Racing Association to address a suspension after a federal judge denied Baffert's motion to hold the racing organization in contempt.
The most stringent rule regarding the use of a whip in thoroughbred horse racing will be the controversial focal point when Monmouth Park opens its meet Friday.
The rule adopted by the New Jersey Racing Commission allows a horse to be struck with a riding crop only for safety reasons.
Bob Baffert was suspended Monday from entering horses at New York racetracks, pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit's failed postrace drug test.
Baffert will temporarily not be allowed to stable any horses at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Racetrack and Saratoga Race Course or run any of his horses at the New York Racing Association’s tracks.
LONG LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — A 36,000-acre tract of lakes and forest in the Adirondacks is on the market for $180 million...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thoroughbreds provide many reasons to marvel.
Dogwood Stable President Cot Campbell always enjoys his annual summer visit to Saratoga Springs, but this year, he’s more excited than usual about spending time in Upstate New York.
On Friday, the 90-year-old Aiken resident will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall Fame in the Pillars of the Turf category.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local):
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...
BOSTON -- There's a new effort afoot to reestablish thoroughbred racing in the southern Berkshires, and the people behind the movement are coming to Beacon Hill with a legislative request to accommodate the new arrangement.
Thoroughbred racing is the focus of the 76th edition of the Aiken Trials on Saturday. But the event that kicks off the Aiken Triple Crown also will offer other forms of entertainment.