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11/13/2018 03:14 AM Horse jumps rail and hedge at Del Mar Wild Verse took a hard left shortly after the start of the fourth race at the seaside track north of San Diego.
11/13/2018 02:31 AM Rick Pitino's equine namesake falls to 0-5 at Del Mar DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- It's another loss for Pitino the horse.
11/10/2018 10:18 PM Exercise rider Odanis Acuna dies in training accident Churchill Downs says exercise rider Odanis ''Cuba'' Acuna died in a training accident when his horse broke down with catastrophic injuries. The 42-year-old rider for trainer Kenny McPeek was breezing unraced 2-year-old New York Harbor when the horse fell about a sixteenth of a mile before
11/06/2018 08:48 AM Cross Counter wins Melbourne Cup for Godolphin stable English stayer Cross Counter, ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, gave Dubai-based Godolphin stable its first Melbourne Cup with victory in Australia's largest and most prestigious horse race on Tuesday. It was only Cross Counter's eighth start, but he had missed a top-two finish only once.
11/05/2018 02:05 AM Foreign raiders set sights on Australia's Melbourne Cup Irish trained five-year-old Yucatan will likely start favorite in Australia's Melbourne Cup, expected to be run on a soft track at Flemington racecourse. Trained at Tipperary by regular Cup campaigner Aidan O'Brien, Yucatan became favorite for the 158th running of the two-mile handicap on Tuesday
11/04/2018 02:17 PM Man arrested after drunkenly stealing and riding a horse at the Breeders' Cup A drunk Kentucky man was arrested at the Breeders' Cup on Saturday after attempting to steal and ride a horse around the track.
11/04/2018 12:47 AM Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic Accelerate made trainer John Sadler's first Breeders' Cup victory a big one, winning the $6 million Classic at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Sadler was 0-44 in Breeders' Cup starts coming into the 1 1/4-mile showpiece of the $30 million festival, including a close call in the Mile earlier
11/04/2018 12:37 AM Enable makes Turf history as Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic Enable cemented her superstar status with an unprecedented Turf triumph and Accelerate gave trainer John Sadler a first Breeders' Cup winner in the Classic as the $30 million racing extravaganza returned to Churchill Downs. Enable, the four-year-old filly trained by John Gosden, became the first
11/04/2018 12:36 AM Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Even if he isn't recognized as this year's top thoroughbred, Accelerate all but assured his place as North America's best older horse. Accelerate took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off Gunnevera to win the $6 million Classic by a length Saturday, strengthening his bid for Horse
11/04/2018 12:03 AM Horse racing: Enable storms into history with Breeders' Cup Turf win Enable battled from behind to win the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf in thrilling fashion at Churchill Downs on Saturday, becoming the first horse to win this race and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in the same year. The British-trained four-year-old has now won 10 of her last 11 starts and continues
11/03/2018 11:44 PM Horse racing: Accelerate wins Breeders' Cup Classic "We've brought a lot of horses here so I think we should get some credit for that." Jockey Joel Rosario said winning the 14-horse race against a deep and talented field was anything but easy. "You can tell I had to ride him really hard," an out of breath Rosario said while still
11/03/2018 10:07 PM Horse racing: Expert Eye wins Breeders' Mile after late surge Expert Eye responded to a late push by jockey Frankie Dettori to secure victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs on Saturday, becoming only the second British-trained horse to win the race. It was the 13th career Breeders' Cup win for Dettori and first Grade One victory
11/03/2018 10:06 PM Horse racing: Monomoy Girl cruises to Breeders' Cup Distaff win Monomoy Girl (9-5) finished a length ahead of Wow Cat (6-1) and a length and a half clear of Midnight Bisou (5-1). It was the sixth straight Grade One win for Monomoy Girl and the first career Breeders' Cup victory for trainer Brad Cox. "She has been training so well coming into this and she
11/03/2018 10:04 PM Horse racing: Enable storms to Breeders' Cup Turf win Enable battled from behind to win the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf in thrilling fashion at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The back-to-back Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winning filly, a 4-5 bet, edged 10-1 Magical, who came in second, and 37-1 Sadler's Joy, who finished a distant third in the 1 1
11/03/2018 09:50 PM Arc winner Enable captures historic Breeders' Cup Turf Enable became the first horse to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders' Cup Turf in the same year on Saturday as she held off Magical to triumph at Churchill Downs. "She conquered America! She's done it," ecstatic jockey Frankie Dettori said after Enable showed all
11/03/2018 08:47 PM Monomoy Girl wins Breeders' Cup Distaff Monomoy Girl cruised to victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff on Saturday, French-born jockey Florent Geroux guiding her to the win on the Churchill Downs track where she won the Kentucky Oaks in May. The decision paid off as Monomoy Girl held on for the win over the fast closing Wow Cat
11/03/2018 08:15 PM Expert Eye swoops in late for Breeders' Cup Mile win Frankie Dettori piloted Expert Eye to victory in the final strides of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday. Trainer Michael Stoute admitted the sight of Expert Eye languishing near the back of the pack early had made him nervous. "Frankie
11/03/2018 07:22 PM Roy H wins second straight Breeders' Cup Sprint Roy H became just the second horse to repeat as winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint with a victory in the $2 million, six-furlong race at Churchill Downs on Saturday. This time around in Kentucky, he was well backed at 5-2 and justified his price with another dominant victory under jockey Paco Lopez
11/03/2018 07:01 PM SisterCharlie wins Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf SisterCharlie surged late to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, edging European favorite Wild Illusion. John Velazquez was aboard the Chad Brown-trained SisterCharlie, notching his 16th career Breeders' Cup win 20 years after capturing his first
11/03/2018 05:36 PM Stormy Liberal wins Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Stormy Liberal won the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs on Saturday, repeating his triumph in the same race at Del Mar last year. Trained by Peter Miller and ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Stormy Liberal went off at odds of 7-1 and prevailed by a neck over World of Trouble after
11/03/2018 12:30 AM Game Winner takes charge late to win Breeders Cup Juvenile Game Winner's latest triumph included bumps along the way. Game Winner overcame an early bump to surge down the stretch, then pulled away from long shot Knicks Go after another nudge to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 2 1/4 lengths Friday at Churchill Downs. ''This is a huge win for
11/02/2018 11:42 PM Horse racing: Baffert's Game Winner wins Breeders Cup Juvenile Game Winner, who was an even money bet at post time, was followed by 40-1 Knicks Go, who finished second, and 67-1 Signalman, who came in third. It was not a pretty victory as the chestnut colt, ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, did not break well from the gate and bumped into Knicks Go while making his
11/02/2018 11:29 PM Line of Duty gives Europe gritty win in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Line of Duty charged late for a gritty victory in the Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs on Friday, giving trainer Charlie Appleby a remarkable third Breeders' Cup winner in five attempts. Jockey William Buick piloted the Godolphin's Galileo colt to Europe's lone victory on the opening day
11/02/2018 09:31 PM Newspaperofrecord delivers in Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Newspaperofrecord romped to victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf as frontrunning youngsters lit up Churchill Downs Friday on the opening day of the $30 million Breeders' Cup. Newspaperofrecord, trained by Chad Brown and sent off a 3-5 favorite, leapt out of the gate and shot to the front under Irad
11/02/2018 05:42 AM Breeders' Cup bumped up to 14 races, $30 million in purses LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup is back in familiar surroundings at Churchill Downs, with an additional stakes race bumping the two-day program to 14 and prize money up to a record $30 million.
11/01/2018 11:32 PM Mendelssohn, Roaring Lion poised to challenge Accelerate in Classic Don't let the absence of Triple Crown hero Justify fool you -- there's plenty of talent in Saturday's $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. "These horses, the field, they've made over $36 million -- that's remarkable," said US trainer Bob Baffert -- who
10/31/2018 08:52 PM Arc winner Enable eyes unprecedented double in Breeders' Cup Turf Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Enable can fashion a dream ending to what started as a "nightmare" year with a victory in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The John Gosden-trained filly didn't get her four-year-old season underway until September
10/30/2018 07:02 PM Classic seeks recognition without Triple Crown champ Justify The reigning Triple Crown champion is not part of the field for this weekend's Breeders' Cup Classic. The same argument could be made that this Breeders' Cup might still end up as a bettors' delight. Justify, the Triple Crown champion who was forced into retirement by an ankle problem
10/30/2018 01:24 AM Accelerate favored in Breeders' Cup Classic from No. 14 post Accelerate, the California-based 5-year-old who has won five of six starts this year, is the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic after drawing the far outside No. 14 post for the $6 million race. West Coast, one of two entries trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, is the 5-1
10/28/2018 10:02 PM Cot Campbell, who innovated horse racing ownership, dies W. Cothran ''Cot'' Campbell, the South Carolina horseman who pioneered shared ownership of race horses and was an advocate for the American racing thoroughbred industry, has died. Campbell made his mark in 1969 when he introduced syndicated ownership, which features numerous owners sharing
10/27/2018 07:06 AM Mighty Winx wins record fourth Cox Plate Wonder mare Winx cemented her place in horse racing history Saturday, winning a record fourth Cox Plate and 29th race in a row. Run over 2040m and named after William Cox, who founded the Melbourne Racing Club, it has been held since 1922. With long-time jockey Hugh Bowman in the saddle, she forged
10/26/2018 10:36 AM As states chase sports betting gold, addicts left in the cold "I raised the white flag in my own mind," Wasserman, 63, said of the day he decided to seek help for a problem that had secretly consumed hundreds of thousands of dollars, his retirement savings and his career. "I knew that it was D-day." Wasserman is now more than three years into
10/25/2018 01:58 AM Accelerate tops entries for 14-horse Breeders' Cup Classic The Breeders' Cup World Championships has its biggest field of pre-entries along with a new race, which means plenty of story lines. Accelerate leads the 14-horse field for the Breeders' Cup Classic, which will offer the 5-year-old a rematch against West Coast in a marquee race that's missing
10/22/2018 03:54 PM Derby-winner Cumani to call time on training career Derby-winning trainer Luca Cumani has announced he will bring the curtain down on a succesful career spanning more than 40 years in December. Born in Italy, Cumani has been based at Bedford House Stables in Newmarket, the headquarters of English flat-racing, since the mid-1970s. Cumani, 69, was also
10/21/2018 08:07 PM Richard Violette Jr., horse trainer and advocate, dies at 65 Richard Violette Jr., a thoroughbred trainer who advocated tirelessly on behalf of racetrack backstretch workers and improved care for retired racehorses, has died. Violette died Sunday at his home in Delray Beach, Florida, after a long struggle with lung cancer, according to the New York Thoroughbred
10/21/2018 02:08 AM Gosden the graduate with a First in racing John Gosden lapped up the plaudits that flowed after training three winners on Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday but the master trainer might have been lost to the 'Sport of Kings' had it not been for love. The 67-year-old -- who in just a fortnight has seen Enable and Cracksman retain the
10/20/2018 10:32 PM Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano rides 5,000th winner Javier Castellano won consecutive races to give the Hall of Fame jockey his 5,000th career victory in North America. The 41-year-old rider won the $200,000 Mohawk aboard Offering Plan in the third race at Belmont Park on Saturday and followed up in the next race aboard Runaway Lute in the $150,000 Hudson
10/20/2018 10:27 AM Best Solution and Northern Ireland jockey win Caulfield Cup Godolphin stable's Best Solution won the Caulfield Cup in a photo finish ahead of American-bred Homesman, with The Cliffsofmoher finishing third on Saturday in the 2,400-meter race. Ridden by Pat Cosgrave of Northern Ireland, Best Solution recovered from a bad start to follow Taj Mahal at 600 meters
10/20/2018 12:07 AM Ex-jockey Valenzuela pleads guilty to domestic violence VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- Famed former jockey Patrick Valenzuela has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence for slapping his girlfriend at a Southern California restaurant.
10/19/2018 01:53 AM Gosden and Dettori - racing's top 'trust' fund John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori's formidable partnership is built on "absolute trust" the trainer told AFP ahead of Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday which they are likely to dominate with another tour de force. This bond between two contrasting characters, Gosden, the erudite
10/18/2018 02:49 AM Syndicates offer dreams of cut-price Derby glory Syndicates are a lifeline to racing fans who cannot afford to own a horse individually and in also attracting the young who are pivotal if the sport is to blossom, leading English trainer Richard Hannon Junior told AFP. Hannon Junior -- who trains 250 horses in Wiltshire, south west England -- is well
10/18/2018 02:07 AM Not a lot of people know that: Why horses are named Bogart, Curtis but not Caine Winning a race is hard enough, getting the horse to the track is tough -- but the process of naming of runners can present another set of obstacles for their owners. One British-based syndicate, Chelsea Thoroughbreds, has over 20 horses in training -- with around 100 individuals owning shares in different
10/16/2018 07:07 PM Arc winner Enable to run in Breeders' Cup Turf London (AFP) - Enable will attempt to become the first horse to follow victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with success at the Breeders' Cup in the United States, it was confirmed on Tuesday.
10/16/2018 04:34 AM Sport of Kings offers crumbs of comfort for trainer Baker Trainer George Baker dreams of repeating Belgian Bill's dramatic win at Royal Ascot but says going head to head with Dubai's Godolphin operation and Qatari money means the odds are stacked against him. The English flat-racing trainer, who watched his horse win the 2013 Royal Hunt Cup, was describing
10/13/2018 09:30 PM Swedish long-shot wins Yonkers International Trot YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) -- Swedish long-shot Cruzado Dela Noche of Sweden won the $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway.
10/13/2018 05:53 AM Redzel wins world's richest turf race The Everest Redzel won the world's richest turf race for the second straight time in Sydney Saturday, storming to victory ahead of a host of top-rated sprinters to clinch The Everest crown. With Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, he took a commanding lead out of the gate at Royal Randwick and was never seriously
10/13/2018 12:08 AM Agent: Jockey Espinoza plans comeback in late December ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback in late December after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar.
10/09/2018 09:06 PM Marion Marauder of Canada is early favorite for Yonkers Trot Marion Marauder of Canada drew the first post position and was installed the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Yonkers International Trot. A field of 10 trotters from seven countries will go in the 1 1/4-mile race on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway. A 5-year-old, Marion Marauder is the leading
10/09/2018 10:40 AM Protesters lose turf war in Sydney Opera House 'billboard' row The Sydney Opera House was lit up with a controversial advertisement for a major horse race Tuesday, despite days of fierce public backlash over the commercialisation of the world-famous landmark. The Aus$13 million (US$10 million) Everest race, which boasts the world's biggest turf race prize,
10/09/2018 12:08 AM 33-1 shot Lakerball wins $100,000 Surfer Girl at Santa Anita ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Lakerball, a 33-1 longshot partly owned by Janie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, won the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by a head at Santa Anita.
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