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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

Always Dreaming, Girvin get wins in Kentucky Derby prep races

Todd Pletcher has sent more horses to the Kentucky Derby than almost anyone.

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 …

Healing through horses – a refuge for veterans

Mark Moran found himself in the

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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.


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 …

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.

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 …

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.

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.