Horse racing

October 08, 2019 - 6:12 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs. News outlets report the commission on Tuesday unanimously approved Churchill Downs' bid to buy Turfway Park for $46 million. Churchill President Kevin Flanery says the purchase is a...
Read More
In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Omaha Beach and jockey Mike Smith, right, overpower Shancelot, left, and jockey Emisael Jaramillo, to win the Grade I, $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship horse race Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
October 05, 2019 - 9:49 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Mandella experienced the highest high and lowest low at Santa Anita on Saturday, with Omaha Beach successfully winning his comeback after a six-month layoff while another of the trainer's horses died of a suspected heart attack. Former Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha...
Read More
FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will, as they crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes and Baltimore officials have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
October 05, 2019 - 6:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore officials and the owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes have reached an agreement to keep the Triple Crown series' middle jewel in the city. The agreement, which is subject to approval of the General Assembly during its next session, ends a...
Read More
Track personnel attend Emtech, a 3-year-old colt, after he went down in the stretch at Santa Anita Race rack in the eighth race in Arcadia, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019 and tossed two-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez. Gutierrez, the 32-year-old rider who won the Kentucky Derby in 2012 and 2016, was taken away by ambulance. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
September 28, 2019 - 8:42 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 3-year-old colt sustained a catastrophic injury in the eighth race at Santa Anita and was euthanized Saturday, the 32nd horse to die at the track since December. Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez was tossed off in the incident on the second day of the...
Read More
September 27, 2019 - 7:15 pm
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A bettor at Gulfstream Park turned a 20-cent, six-race wager into more than $2.2 million Friday. Someone hit Gulfstream's Rainbow 6 on Friday, the first time that the total jackpot had been claimed for that wager since July 6. To win the entire jackpot, someone must...
Read More
September 23, 2019 - 9:27 pm
ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — Work has begun on a $1.3 billion arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. The 19,000-seat arena will also include shops, restaurants and a hotel. Work is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 season. Until then, the Islanders will play home...
Read More
FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, trainer Bob Baffert walks Justify around the barn after arriving at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Attorney W. Craig Robertson, a lawyer for Baffert said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, that the Hall of Fame trainer did not intentionally give 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to the Kentucky Derby. Robertson contends the substance came from contaminated food. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 12, 2019 - 7:02 pm
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. Baffert said Thursday that he "unequivocally" rejects the implication he'd give...
Read More
FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, gallops past Bolt d'Oro, left, with jockey Javier Castellano, during the Santa Anita Derby horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Justify won the race, and Bolt d'Oro came in second. The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at Santa Anita that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby. Justify went on to win the Derby and took the Preakness and Belmont stakes to complete the Triple Crown. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine...
Read More
FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, jockey Flavien Prat, aboard Country House, center, looks on as jockey Luis Saez, right, aboard Maximum Security, crosses the finish line during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to start offering live racing in the winter. Churchill Downs says it will seek approval from Kentucky horse racing regulators to allow the Louisville track to host live racing in the winter of 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
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 vogue at Churchill Downs — where mint juleps and sundresses are in fashion in the spring. The famed...
Read More
This Aug. 18, 2019, photo provided by Ruidoso Downs shows horses racing during trials at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. A horse owner and a trainer from Texas say officials in New Mexico are failing to follow their own policies and regulations in overseeing the state's multimillion-dollar racing industry. They're suing in U.S. District Court, alleging their rights to due process were violated when the executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission allowed horses belonging to a trainer suspended for suspicion of illegal drugging to compete under other trainers. (Jake Rogers/Ruidoso Downs via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 3:39 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A horse owner and a trainer from Texas filed a lawsuit claiming officials in New Mexico are failing to follow their own policies and regulations in overseeing the state's multimillion-dollar racing industry. Debra Gotovac and Brad Bolen filed the case in U.S. District Court...
Read More

Pages