Stories tagged: horse racing
Mon., April 23, 2018, 9:38 p.m.
Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law
A group seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho on Monday accused the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of breaking state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition, …
Tue., April 17, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Gonzaga’s roster is strong for next season – and may get even stronger
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We all know Gonzaga is going to be really good next season. In fact, the Zags could begin the year in the top five or …
Sat., April 7, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Justify wins Santa Anita Derby by 3.5 lengths for Bob Baffert
Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite with a three-length victory over Bolt d’Oro in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby. The colt has won his three …
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
Audible wins Florida Derby, cementing Kentucky Derby spot
Audible ran away in the stretch to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby, further cementing himself as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby. An eight-week layoff was no problem …
UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 12:55 p.m.
Thunder Snow wins Dubai World Cup by over 5 lengths
Thunder Snow has stormed past race favorite West Coast to complete a stunning night for local stable Godolphin in the Dubai World Cup. Ridden by Christophe Soumillon, Thunder Snow starts …
UPDATED: Sat., March 24, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
Noble Indy edges Lone Sailor in $1 million Louisiana Derby
Co-favorite Noble Indy settled near the front and held off a late charge by Lone Sailor to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby by a head at the Fair Grounds …
Wed., March 7, 2018, 2:33 p.m.
Bettor sues harness-racing trainer for loss linked to doping
An aggrieved harness-racing bettor is seeking to recoup more than $31,000 in losses in an unusual lawsuit alleging racketeering and fraud on the part of the trainer whose horse outraced …
Sat., Nov. 4, 2017, 6:41 p.m.
Gun Runner scores Breeders’ Cup Classic victory
There’s a new king in horse racing and it’s Gun Runner.
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 2:20 p.m.
$2 million Distaff tops opening day of Breeders’ Cup
Breeders’ Cup weekend kicks off with four stakes Friday, topped by the $2 million Distaff, as Del Mar hosts the season-ending championships for the first time. Friday is the warmup …
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Then and now: Playfair race track redevelopment
Spokane’s Playfair Race Course, started in 1901 when the land was also the county fairgrounds, was a modest operation compared to glamorous venues in California, Kentucky and New York.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Good Samaritan produces stunning victory in Jim Dandy
Trainer Bill Mott said at midweek there were enough reasons for Good Samaritan to try the Jim Dandy Stakes, even though the field included the winners of the Kentucky Derby …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Arrogate soundly beaten by Accelerate in stunner at Del Mar
Accelerate stunned overwhelming favorite Arrogate to win the $300,000 San Diego Handicap by 8 1/2 lengths at Del Mar, snapping the seven-race winning streak of the world’s top-ranked horse. Ridden …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Diane Nelson, jockey with over 1,000 winners, dies at 54
Diane J. Nelson, a multiple graded-stakes winning jockey who rode over 1,000 winners while capitalizing on her good looks with a modeling career, has died. She was 54.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Teenage jockey Evin Roman wins title at Santa Anita
Evin Roman shared the riding title at Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet, becoming the second apprentice ever to do so and the first since 1949.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Ivan Puhich, veteran jockey agent and boxer at Gonzaga, dies at 89
Ivan Puhich, a jockey’s agent who represented such riders as Kentucky Derby winner Mario Gutierrez and boxed for Gonzaga University’s team in 1951, has died. He was 89.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third career victory in the final …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Belmont Stakes up for grabs in topsy-turvy Triple Crown season
This year’s topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. It does …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 8 a.m.
Japanese horse Epicharis treated for lameness before Belmont
The mystery surrounding the Japanese horse that is the early 4-1 second choice to win the Belmont Stakes has gotten deeper. Epicharis was treated with an anti-inflammatory for lameness in …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Irish War Cry returns to Triple Crown as 7-2 Belmont fave
Irish War Cry is returning to the Triple Crown trail as the 7-2 favorite for the Belmont Stakes. The colt claimed that status after expected favorite Classic Empire was forced …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Likely favorite Classic Empire to miss Belmont with abscess
Classic Empire is out of the Belmont Stakes because of an abscess in his right front hoof. Trainer Mark Casse says the abscess is a recurrence of the same problem …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz
Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness
Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides to win the Preakness by a head. The 13-1 long shot was one of five fresh horses in the Preakness …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Understudy Actress grabs spotlight with Black-Eyed Susan win
Long-shot Actress has won the Black-Eyed Susan, breaking her maiden in the prestigious Grade II race for 3-year-old fillies. Sloshing over a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course, Actress held …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits
Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 1/4 lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Always Dreaming heavily favored in early Preakness wagering
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is taking heavy action in early wagering for this weekend’s Preakness. The 4-5 favorite on the morning line, Always Dreaming opened at 1-5 when advance …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Preakness offers encouraging news for Always Dreaming
Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday. Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Conquest Mo Money looks to cash in at Preakness
Conquest Mo Money could be in line for a big payday in the $1.5 million Preakness. He drew the outside post in a field of 10 as a 15-1 shot …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness
The Preakness has never been Todd Pletcher’s race. Its position two weeks after the Derby is too soon for Pletcher. He prefers giving his horses more rest between starts. But …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby
Charging hard down the stretch, Lookin At Lee barely missed winning the Kentucky Derby as a 33-1 long shot. His second-place finish seemingly impressed no one. Lookin at Lee has …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Always Dreaming, Classic Empire become ‘neighbors’ for Preakness Stakes
The two best horses in the Preakness Stakes will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate.