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05/20/2019 09:51 PM Two more horses die at beleaguered Santa Anita Even after revamped safety measures and nearly six weeks without incident, a pair of horses died over the weekend at the Southern California racetrack.
05/20/2019 11:46 PM Second horse in 4 days dies at Santa Anita Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a gelding pulled up during a race Sunday and was euthanized a day later. Twenty-five horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Spectacular Music was running
05/19/2019 07:17 PM War of Will expected to race at Belmont Trainer Mark Casse said Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is likely to race in the Belmont Stakes on June 8, even though the Triple Crown is not at stake. "There's only three Triple Crown races," Casse said Sunday. Casse said he has had preliminary discussions with owner Gary Barber
05/19/2019 05:21 PM Preakness winner War of Will likely to run in Belmont Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. Assuming all goes well in the coming weeks, Casse said ''
05/19/2019 03:56 AM Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in a Triple Crown race with a riderless horse. War of Will had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby after becoming entangled with Maximum Security, which finished first at Churchill Downs
05/19/2019 01:21 AM UPDATE 1-Horse racing-Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in a Triple Crown race with a riderless horse. War of Will had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby after becoming entangled with Maximum Security, which finished first at Churchill Downs
05/19/2019 12:56 AM Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness. Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board and at one point appeared
05/19/2019 12:41 AM War of Will wins 144th Preakness Stakes War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse to give trainer Mark Casse his first Triple Crown race triumph. War of Will, who had a tough ride at the Kentucky Derby, had a smooth trip from the number one post under jockey Tyler Gaffalione
05/19/2019 12:25 AM War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer got that victory when War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness on Saturday. Casse
05/19/2019 12:03 AM War of Will hangs on to win Preakness War of Will nearly got knocked down around the final turn in the Kentucky Derby. The colt avoided trouble with a rail-skimming ride in the Preakness Stakes and found some redemption. War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, held off longshots Everfast and Owendale in the stretch to capture the second
05/18/2019 11:34 PM Horse racing: War of Will wins Preakness Stakes (Reuters) - War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. Everfast was second and Owendale third. The race, the second leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, lost much of its luster when Kentucky Derby winner Country House
05/18/2019 11:25 PM Bodexpress bucks jockey at start of Preakness Stakes, finishes race on his own After shaking his jockey right out of the gate, Bodexpress finished the Preakness Stakes on Saturday solo.
05/18/2019 11:19 PM The Latest: War of Will finishes first in Preakness For the first time since 1951, the Preakness was without any of the top four horses that crossed the finish line in the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Bob Baffert, Improbable went off as the favorite in the Preakness. Baffert was seeking his record-breaking eighth Preakness victory after winning last year
05/18/2019 08:11 PM Santa Anita monitoring safety after latest fatality The chief operating officer of the group that owns Santa Anita Park said the racetrack will keep monitoring the safety conditions after another death of a horse in training. ''The numbers at Santa Anita the last two months were really good until (Friday),'' Stronach Group COO Tim Ritvo
05/18/2019 02:31 PM Filly dies on track at Pimlico the day before Preakness A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line. Clearly distraught, Congrats Gal
05/18/2019 06:18 AM 'Vanilla' Preakness still has intrigue without Derby winner Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert sit side by side in the corner of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course sizing up the Preakness. For the first time since 1996, the Preakness doesn't have the Kentucky Derby winner and therefore no Triple Crown possibility, but it is one of the
05/18/2019 04:01 AM 24th horse death occurs at Santa Anita A 24th horse has died at Santa Anita, the first since March 31. Commander Coil broke down during training hours Friday, sustaining a shoulder injury while galloping that required the 3-year-old gelding to be euthanized, according to a statement from The Stronach Group, which owns the track. Since various
05/17/2019 11:23 PM Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal fell to the track after finishing last in the Miss Preakness Stakes, officials said. "Congrats Gal suffered death after the eighth race," the
05/17/2019 11:07 PM Horse racing-Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes. Congrats Gal fell to the track after finishing last in the Miss Preakness Stakes, officials said. "Congrats Gal suffered death after the eighth race," the
05/17/2019 10:36 PM Point of Honor fulfills favorite role, wins Black-Eyed Susan Completely unconcerned about all the horses kicking up dirt in front of him, jockey Javier Castellano patiently waited for the right moment to make his move. After spending much of the race in seventh place and still in sixth just before reaching the stretch, Castellano pushed Point of Honor to the
05/17/2019 08:35 PM Maximum Security owner makes $20M challenge to Derby rivals The owner of disqualified Kentucky Derby horse Maximum Security is willing to put up $20 million of his own money against the owners of the horses who benefited from that disqualification. Gary West said in a statement Friday that he will wager $5 million each if Country House, War of Will, Long Range
05/17/2019 08:06 PM Maximum Security owner challenges horses helped by Derby DQ The owner of Maximum Security has made a multimillion-dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse's historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. Gary West says in a statement Friday he'll pay each of those other owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War
05/17/2019 07:54 PM Maximum Security owner issues $20 million challenge to rivals Gary West is offering $5 million each to the owners of Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy and Bodexpress if any of those horses finish ahead of Maximum Security the next time they race against him this year. "Most experts agree that Maximum Security was the best horse in the Kentucky
05/17/2019 07:39 PM Horse racing-Maximum Security owner issues $20 mln challenge to rivals The owner of Maximum Security, the bay colt that finished first in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago but was later disqualified, is so confident in his horse that he issued a $20 million challenge to several rivals on Friday. Gary West is offering $5 million each to the owners of Country House, War of
05/17/2019 07:19 PM Horse racing: Improbable tops Preakness field missing Triple Crown drama Favored Improbable will seek to give trainer Bob Baffert a record eighth Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday in a race void of Triple Crown excitement. Neither Kentucky Derby winner Country House nor Maximum Security, who was disqualified after crossing the finish line first at Churchill Downs, will
05/17/2019 07:16 PM Horse racing-Improbable tops Preakness field missing Triple Crown drama Favored Improbable will seek to give trainer Bob Baffert a record eighth Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday in a race void of Triple Crown excitement. Neither Kentucky Derby winner Country House nor Maximum Security, who was disqualified after crossing the finish line first at Churchill Downs, will
05/17/2019 05:04 PM Analysis: Bourbon War Preakness pick in wide-open race The last time that the Preakness was run without the Kentucky Derby winner was 1996, when Grindstone was retired because of knee issues. The last time none of the top four Derby finishers went to the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown season was 1951, because none of them were nominated in time
05/17/2019 11:44 AM At Preakness, they're playing 'musical chairs' with jockeys The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a ''musical chairs'' feel to it. Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday's race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike Smith is now riding favored Improbable with
05/16/2019 10:30 PM Lukas-trained long shot Market King cleared for Preakness Long shot Market King has been cleared by officials to race in the Preakness on Saturday. Market King had been on the veterinarian's list in Kentucky after being scratched before the Pat Day Mile on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 4. ''He's off the list and good to go,''
05/16/2019 10:10 PM How to bet the Preakness after the mess at the Kentucky Derby There is money to be won Saturday. Here’s how to bet $100 on the Preakness.
05/16/2019 08:35 PM Tough, talented War of Will looks to wow in Preakness War of Will grinded out the Kentucky Derby in the slop, avoided clipping heels with Maximum Security and came out of the race looking as if he won. ''The only thing he wanted to do was eat mints and jump on top of me,'' trainer Mark Casse said. Assistant trainer Jamie Begg told Casse
05/16/2019 07:32 PM Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez appeals suspension Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Maximum Security was first across the line at the Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4 before stewards disqualified the colt to 17th for impeding the paths of several horses. Stewards suspended
05/16/2019 06:14 PM Maximum Security jockey appeals suspension Luis Saez formally filed an appeal of his 15-day suspension for a disqualifying ride in the Kentucky Derby atop Maximum Security. Saez is fighting the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's decision levied after Maximum Security was stripped of his initial winning run at Churchill Downs. Maximum Security
05/16/2019 06:11 PM Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez appeals suspension based on lack of 'substantial evidence' Luis Saez and his legal team argue the punishment is 'unduly harsh' and not based on 'substantial evidence.'
05/16/2019 12:26 AM Maximum Security owners sue to overturn Kentucky Derby result The owners of Maximum Security have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the horse reinstated as winner of the Kentucky Derby, several US media reports said on Wednesday. Maximum Security was dramatically stripped of victory in the US horse racing showpiece at Churchill Downs on May 4 after stewards
05/15/2019 10:34 PM Kentucky Derby squabbling far from over as fighting carries over to a diminished Preakness Both Maximum Security and Kentucky Derby winner-by-disqualification Country House are skipping the Preakness on Saturday. But the chatter about who was in the wrong and who should/shouldn't have filed a foul claim in the Derby rages on.
05/15/2019 10:33 PM Bob Baffert-trained Improbable 5-2 Preakness favorite In a field without the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby, the odds that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wouldn't have the favorite in the Preakness are, well, Improbable. Baffert will seek a record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning line favorite Improbable, who
05/15/2019 09:05 PM Everfast becomes 13th entry in Preakness field Three days before the race, Everfast became the 13th horse to enter Saturday's Preakness Stakes. Jockey Joel Rosario will ride Everfast, who is trained by Dale Romans and owned by Calumet Farms. Everfast is winless in five starts as a 3-year-old, finishing fifth in his most recent race at the Pat
05/15/2019 09:04 PM Baffert: Game Winner may be ready to run in Belmont After finishing sixth at the Kentucky Derby (and bumping up to fifth following Maximum Security's disqualification), the Bob Baffert-trained horse will miss the Preakness Stakes with "muscle soreness," having reportedly missed about a week of training. "Game Winner is back at the
05/15/2019 08:49 PM Improbable, War of Will among horses to watch in Preakness Improbable is the early favorite to win the Preakness two weeks after he was favored to win the Kentucky Derby. Neither is Country House, who was declared the Derby winner when Maximum Security was disqualified by stewards for interference. In fact, none of the first four horses to get to the wire
05/15/2019 07:14 PM Maximum Security owners file suit for Derby disqualification The owners of Maximum Security have sued the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and race stewards, seeking to reverse the horse's disqualification for interference as Kentucky Derby winner and restoration of purse money. The lawsuit filed by Gary and Mary West on Tuesday in U.S. District Court says
05/15/2019 07:06 PM Maximum Security owners sue Derby to reverse DQ The owners of Maximum Security, the horse that finished first in the Kentucky Derby before a post-race disqualification earlier this month, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking a reversal of the decision. Gary and Mary West named the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, its members, staff and stewards
05/15/2019 04:44 PM Maximum Security's owners file suit over 'unconstitutional' Kentucky Derby DQ Gary and Mary West want the horse's win restored and want the price money for the win. A previous appeal of the DQ was denied.
05/15/2019 02:40 PM Everfast becomes 13th horse to enter Preakness BALTIMORE (AP) -- A 13th horse has been added to the Preakness field three days before the race.
05/14/2019 04:33 PM Ryanair chief O'Leary puts children before horses in blow to racing Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is to wind down his National Hunt racing operation over the next five years, he revealed in a surprise move on Tuesday. According to The Racing Post, Gigginstown had 225 horses in training last season with six trainers, with Elliott having by far the largest number.
05/14/2019 04:06 PM O'Leary to phase out Gigginstown horse racing operation One of the biggest operations in British and Irish horse racing will be phased out over the next five years. Michael O'Leary, who owns the team of horses in Gigginstown House Stud in Ireland that includes reigning two-time Grand National winner Tiger Roll, made the shock announcement on Tuesday.
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