Stories tagged: horse racing
Wed., April 19, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Pioneer jockey Jane Driggers Proctor dies at 61
Former jockey Jane Driggers Proctor, a leader among the Pacific Northwest’s pioneer women riders, died of a malignant brain tumor Monday at her home in Ocala, Florida. Known for her …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 3:17 p.m.
Classic Empire clinches Kentucky Derby spot with Oaklawn win
Two-year-old champion Classic Empire recovered from a poor performance his last time out and locked up a Kentucky Derby bid Saturday with a come-from-well-behind win in the $1 million Arkansas …
Sat., April 8, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Gormley wins $1 million Santa Anita Derby by half-length
It’s almost like old times for John Shirreffs and Jerry Moss. The trainer and the Rock `n Roll Hall of Fame member are headed back to the Kentucky Derby together. …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:55 p.m.
Off since February, McCraken returns as Blue Grass favorite
Off since Feb. 11 because of an ankle injury, McCraken returns to work as the 7-5 favorite in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. The unbeaten colt has …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Scudamore family aims for belated Grand National success
The Scudamore family is looking to end 58 years of frustration in the Grand National Steeplechase. Michael Scudamore won the famous race in 1959 aboard Oxo but victory has eluded …
Sat., April 1, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
Always Dreaming, Girvin get wins in Kentucky Derby prep races
Todd Pletcher has sent more horses to the Kentucky Derby than almost anyone.
Sat., March 25, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Arrogate comes from last to win $10M Dubai World Cup easily
Arrogate showed his class again in the Dubai World Cup as he came from last place after a delay out of the stalls to win by an impressive two and …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Healing through horses – a refuge for veterans
Mark Moran found himself in the
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
Upon review, Arrogate was even faster in Pegasus World Cup
Arrogate’s time in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup has been changed, and now is a Gulfstream Park track record. The correction to the time was revealed Friday, after the …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Arrogate tops California Chrome, rolls in Pegasus World Cup
Arrogate has beaten California Chrome again, winning the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Saturday in his rival’s last race before retirement. Arrogate went to the front near the head …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Ann Arbor Eddie wins California Cup Derby at Santa Anita
Ann Arbor Eddie wore down 9-5 favorite California Diamond to win the $250,000 California Cup Derby by a half-length Saturday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Ann Arbor Eddie …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 9:39 p.m.
It’s Chrome vs. Arrogate, for horse racing’s richest prize
California Chrome is the Horse of the Year, Arrogate just got crowned World’s Greatest Racehorse. Call it a tie, for now – one that will be broken when they meet …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 6:18 p.m.
Idaho’s horse racing revival efforts reveal divisions
The fight over Idaho’s faltering horse racing industry is building into a face-off between the Legislature and the governor’s office.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 4 a.m.
Harness Horse of Year: Always B Miki, fastest pacer ever
Always B Miki, the fastest pacer of all time, is harness racing’s Horse of the Year.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 7:22 p.m.
New Zealand jockey dies in race fall
A New Zealand jockey has died after a two-horse fall at a race meeting on Sunday which was attended by two of her children. Rebecca Black, a 39-year-old mother of …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 1:45 p.m.
Audit: Idaho Racing Commission broke law distributing funds
State auditors say the Idaho Racing Commission broke the law when it distributed funds collected from now-defunct historical horse racing betting terminals.
Mon., Dec. 5, 2016, 1:30 a.m.
Da Wildcat Girl rallies from last at 14-1 in Big A feature
Da Wildcat Girl rallied from last in a 14-1 upset Sunday in the $67,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Racing Commission faces funding woes after track closes
The Idaho Racing Commission is scrambling to avoid a funding crisis after its primary revenue source evaporated earlier this year with the closing of the largest horse racing track in …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 3:54 p.m.
Highway Star shines in N.Y. Stallion Stakes at Aqueduct
Highway Star rallied four wide Sunday to capture the $125,000 New York Stallion Stakes for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
Zindaya wins Goldikova Stakes on closing day at Santa Anita
Zindaya split horses turning for home and surged over the final three-sixteenths of a mile to win the $200,000 Goldikova Stakes by a half-length Sunday on closing day of Santa …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 4:32 p.m.
California Chrome still favorite for Horse of the Year honor
California Chrome lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic by a half-length, but the 5-year-old remains the favorite to win Horse of the Year honors despite his lone defeat in seven races …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 4:12 p.m.
Evidently by a nose at 13-1 in Big A’s Long Island Handicap
Evidently charged up the rail to pull a 13-1 upset Sunday in the $200,000 Long Island Handicap for fillies and mares on the turf at Aqueduct.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2016, 7:21 p.m.
Late burst allows Arrogate to defeat California Chrome in Breeders’ Cup Classic
Arrogate overhauled 4-5 favorite California Chrome in the final 100 yards to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
By a nose: Beholder upsets Songbird to win Breeders’ Cup Distaff
Beholder edged Songbird by a nose to win the $2 million Distaff on opening day of the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, handing the 3-year-old filly her first loss in …
Wed., Nov. 2, 2016, 8:19 p.m.
California Chrome seeks to cap perfect year in Breeders’ Cup
Thoroughbred racing’s richest horse was ready to relax. Having just come off the track from a morning gallop in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, California Chrome rolled around in …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Jockey Mike Smith at age 51 eyes big money in Breeders’ Cup
The ride is far from over for Mike Smith, even at age 51.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 6:46 p.m.
Extended Maryland coach Mark Turgeon has received a four-year extension on his contract, which now runs through the 2022-23 season. Turgeon enters his sixth season at the school with a …
Sat., Oct. 15, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
In Brief: Phil Kessel, Andre Fleury lead Penguins in 3-2 win over Ducks
Phil Kessel’s power-play goal in the second-period stood as the game-winner in the host Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night.
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, midnight
100 years ago in Spokane: Horse named Say wins thrilling Spokane Derby at interstate fair
From our archives, 100 years ago Horses provided most of the thrills at the Interstate Fair. First, Spokane’s polo team rode hard against the North Fork team, although it came …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 7:49 p.m.
California Chrome wins $1 million Pacific Classic
California Chrome won the $1 million Pacific Classic by five lengths on Saturday at Del Mar for his 14th victory in 23 career starts.