Stories tagged: horse racing
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
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.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016, 9:55 p.m.
Digest: Miguel Angel Jimenez takes U.S. Senior Open lead
Miguel Angel Jimenez was back on top on a Saturday, this time in the U.S. Senior Open at difficult Scioto County Club in Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 8:08 p.m.
Zenyatta enters horse racing’s hall of fame
Trainer John Shirreffs took a year-and-a-half to meticulously prepare the filly Zenyatta for a debut late in her 3-year-old season in 2007. She proved to be worth the wait.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 9:09 p.m.
Digest: Daniel Berger shoots 62 to take lead after three rounds at Travelers Championship
Daniel Berger shot an 8-under par 62 on Saturday to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut.
Sun., July 31, 2016, 6:11 p.m.
Exaggerator tops Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in Haskell
Exaggerator has done it again, taking charge in the stretch and beating Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
Thu., July 28, 2016, 8:18 p.m.
Digest: Mirim Lee shoots 10-under 62 to tie Women’s British Open
Mirim Lee shot a 10-under 62 on Thursday to match the Women’s British Open record and open a three-stroke lead in the major championship at tree-lined Woburn (England) Golf Club.
Wed., July 27, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Digest: Tina Charles, U.S. women’s hoops beat France 84-62
Tina Charles scored 17 points and Maya Moore added 13 to help the U.S. women’s basketball team beat France 84-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game in Newark, Delaware.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 9:50 p.m.
Digest: Aussie Michael Matthews wins Tour de France Stage 10 after long breakaway
Michael Matthews profited from the work of his teammates Tuesday to win the 10th stage of the Tour de France in a sprint finish after a long breakaway.
Mon., July 4, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
John Velazquez rides 4 winners at Belmont
Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez won four races, including both $100,000 stakes on the Independence Day card at Belmont Park.
Tue., June 14, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
In Brief: NHL reportedly chooses Las Vegas for new team
A person with direct knowledge of the NHL’s decision says the league has settled on Las Vegas as its choice for expansion, provided organizers can come up with a $500 …
Sat., June 11, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
Creator pulls an upset in Belmont Stakes
NEW YORK – Creator closed with a rush and caught Destin at the wire to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, with Preakness winner Exaggerator finishing well back …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Exaggerator seeks slice of history in Belmont Stakes
Even without a Triple Crown on the line, there’s always a slice of history waiting at the finish line of the Belmont Stakes.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
Preakness winner Exaggerator 9-5 favorite in Belmont Stakes
Preakness winner Exaggerator is the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 13 entered for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown.