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03/16/2018 11:15 PM BHA to investigate horse deaths at Cheltenham Four horses died on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival, bringing the total deaths to six in the four-day event.
03/22/2018 08:31 PM Renowned jockey Jose Flores dies in racing accident A renowned jockey who was among the best in Pennsylvania history died Thursday of injuries suffered in a racing accident. Parx Racing announced the death of Jose Flores, 56, who was racing Monday at the suburban Philadelphia track when his horse went down and Flores was thrown off. The jockey hit the
03/21/2018 11:43 AM Horse racing - Injured Walsh to miss Grand National Irish Jockey Ruby Walsh has been ruled out of next month's Grand National because of a broken leg but hopes to be back on home turf for the five-day Punchestown meeting at the end of April. "The diagnosis is that it's a very similar fracture on the inside of the original one, which has
03/21/2018 11:13 AM Horse racing-Injured Walsh to miss Grand National Irish Jockey Ruby Walsh has been ruled out of next month's Grand National because of a broken leg but hopes to be back on home turf for the five-day Punchestown meeting at the end of April. "The diagnosis is that it's a very similar fracture on the inside of the original one, which has
03/16/2018 11:09 PM Horse racing-BHA to investigate deaths of six horses at Cheltenham The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to investigate the deaths of six horses at this week's Cheltenham Festival, including four on the final day. The BHA's chief regulatory officer Jamie Stier expressed sympathy, in a statement issued after the close of the four-day Festival on Friday,
03/16/2018 10:29 PM Horse racing-BHA to investigate deaths of five horses at Cheltenham The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is to investigate the deaths of five horses at this week's Cheltenham Festival as well as whether existing penalties for misuse of the whip are an effective deterrent to jockeys. Jamie Stier, the BHA's chief regulatory officer, expressed sympathy for all
03/16/2018 06:59 PM Horse racing-Native River wins Cheltenham Gold Cup duel Native River, ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup after beating 4-1 favourite Might Bite in an almighty duel on Friday. The pair were neck and neck as they leaped the final jump before Native River, who came in third last year, won a sprint
03/16/2018 06:42 PM Native River's flowing performance strikes gold for Tizzard Colin Tizzard dreamt as a "long-haired 17-year-old" of having a runner in the Cheltenham Gold Cup -- on Friday he trumped that by training the winner Native River. Given a brilliant ride up front by champion jockey Richard Johnson, he fought out a thrilling duel with favourite Might Bite before
03/16/2018 05:00 PM Native River gets wire-to-wire win in Cheltenham Gold Cup Native River delivered an exhibition in front-running to outlast favorite Might Bite in a thrilling duel to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Britain's most prestigious jumps race, on Friday. Ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson, 5-1 shot Native River took the lead right from the start and was never
03/16/2018 04:32 PM Native River denies Henderson historic treble in Gold Cup thriller Native River produced a stunning front-running performance to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup and deny trainer Nicky Henderson a historic treble on Friday. Given a brilliant ride by champion jockey Richard Johnson, he and Henderson's favourite Might Bite fought out a thrilling duel throughout the race
03/16/2018 04:09 PM Native River denies Henderson historic treble Native River produced a stunning front-running performance to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup and deny trainer Nicky Henderson a historic treble on Friday. Given a brilliant ride by champion jockey Richard Johnson, he and Henderson's favourite Might Bite fought out a thrilling duel throughout the race
03/16/2018 03:46 PM Horse racing-Native River wins Cheltenham Gold Cup LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - Native River, ridden by Richard Johnson and trained by Colin Tizzard, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.
03/15/2018 06:07 PM Lift-off for O'Leary in Ryanair as Irish narrowly miss clean sweep Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary won his own race and Willie Mullins' Penhill took the feature Stayers' Hurdle as Irish trainers narrowly missed out on a historic clean sweep at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday. After claiming the first six races of St Patrick's Thursday, the Irish were
03/15/2018 06:04 PM Lift-off for O'Leary in Ryanair as Irish narrowly miss clean sweep Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary won his own race and Willie Mullins' Penhill took the feature Stayers' Hurdle as Irish trainers narrowly missed out on a historic clean sweep at the Cheltenham Festival on Thursday. After claiming the first six races of St Patrick's Thursday, the Irish were
03/14/2018 08:39 PM Jockey Ruby Walsh to miss rest of Cheltenham Festival Jockey Ruby Walsh will miss the remainder of the Cheltenham Festival after aggravating a leg injury when falling off his horse during the RSA Insurance Novices' chase on Wednesday. Walsh had been set to ride Killultagh Vic in Friday's Gold Cup.
03/13/2018 06:52 PM 2 horses die on opening day of Cheltenham Festival The opening day of the prestigious Cheltenham Festival was marred by the death of a horse in each of the final two races on Tuesday. Mossback had to be put down after suffering a shoulder injury in a fall during the National Hunt Chase. Report To Base was put down after falling in the Close Brothers
03/12/2018 02:27 AM Irish hoping for gold rush at the 'Olympics' of racing Jessica Harrington sums up her relationship with the Cheltenham Festival as a 'major love affair' and many of her Irish compatriots would concur with the top trainer. Harrington, a vibrant 71-year-old who trains 140 horses equally split between flat and national hunt, will hope to bring them
03/11/2018 02:16 AM 19-1 shot Quip wins Tampa Bay Derby in upset TAMPA BAY, Fla. (AP) -- Quip won the $400,000 Tampa Bay Derby by a length at 19-1 odds.
03/11/2018 01:35 AM Bolt d'Oro wins San Felipe after McKinzie disqualified Bolt d'Oro won the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes after even-money favorite McKinzie was disqualified for interference in heavy drizzle at Santa Anita on Saturday. Bolt d'Oro and McKinzie hooked up through the stretch, with McKinzie poking his head in front at the wire. Bolt d'Oro's jockey
03/11/2018 01:14 AM Enticed scores win in Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct NEW YORK (AP) -- Enticed took the lead at the sixteenth pole and went on to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.
03/10/2018 09:27 PM Ronnie Franklin, jockey for Spectacular Bid, dies at 58 Ronnie Franklin, who rode Spectacular Bid to victory in the 1979 Kentucky Derby and Preakness before their Triple Crown try was derailed in the Belmont, has died. Franklin's nephew, Walter Cullum, said the former Maryland-based jockey died of lung cancer in Baltimore on Thursday. Franklin was 19
03/08/2018 11:31 PM Horse racing: Injured Gold Cup winner Sizing John to miss Cheltenham Sizing John will not defend the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival next week after being ruled out with a fractured pelvis, trainer Jessica Harrington said on Thursday. Harrington said the horse had suffered a hairline fracture, eight days before the March 16 race, which was "a massive blow"
03/08/2018 11:02 PM Horse racing-Injured Gold Cup winner Sizing John to miss Cheltenham Sizing John will not defend the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival next week after being ruled out with a fractured pelvis, trainer Jessica Harrington said on Thursday. Harrington said the horse had suffered a hairline fracture, eight days before the March 16 race, which was "a massive blow"
03/08/2018 09:22 PM Sizing John out of Cheltenham Gold Cup Last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John has been ruled out of next week's race after suffering an injury on Thursday. The eight-year-old beat Minella Rocco and Native River under Robbie Power 12 months ago, but will not take on his rivals again as trainer Jessica Harrington announced
03/08/2018 04:50 PM Horse racing-Walsh wins first race back after breaking his leg Irish jockey Ruby Walsh set himself up for next week's Cheltenham Festival on Thursday by winning his first race back after breaking a leg in a fall last November. Cheltenham starts on Tuesday with Walsh, who has ridden 56 winners there and been leading jockey for the past five years, due to be
03/07/2018 10:36 PM The Latest: Libel suit threatened in horse doping case The lawyer for a harness-racing trainer accused in a horse doping lawsuit says if it isn't retracted he'll consider filing a libel suit. A suit was filed in federal court Wednesday by a bettor seeking to recoup more than $31,000 in winnings he says he was cheated out of when a doped horse won
03/07/2018 10:36 PM Bettor sues harness-racing trainer for loss linked to doping An aggrieved harness-racing bettor has gone to court to recoup more than $31,000 in winnings he said he was cheated out of when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey two years ago. Leading figures in harness racing said they had never before heard of such a lawsuit, which accuses the trainer of fraud
03/07/2018 10:28 PM The Latest: Libel suit threatened in horse doping case The lawyer for a harness-racing trainer accused in a horse doping lawsuit says if it isn't retracted he'll consider filing a libel suit. A suit was filed in federal court Wednesday by a bettor seeking to recoup more than $31,000 in winnings he says he was cheated out of when a doped horse won
03/04/2018 12:51 AM Promises Fulfilled a surprise winner in Fountain of Youth Promises Fulfulled was a surprise wire-to-wire winner Saturday in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, one of the big early preps on the road to the Kentucky Derby. Starting from the outside post, Promises Fulfilled went straight to the lead and kept holding off challengers as he made his way around 1 1/16
03/03/2018 02:02 PM Hialeah Park owner and breeder John Brunetti dies at 87 John Brunetti, a horse breeder and the owner of historic Hialeah Park since 1977, has died at 87. Hialeah says on its website that he died at his home Friday in Boca Raton. As Hialeah's owner, Brunetti feuded with nearby Gulfstream Park and Calder Race Course for the best racing dates.
03/02/2018 06:30 PM Aqueduct calls off racing as nor'easter hits New York NEW YORK (AP) -- Aqueduct has canceled its racing card because of rain and high wind from a nor'easter pounding the area.
03/01/2018 04:03 PM Murder verdict overturned for German street race death Germany's highest court Thursday overturned murder verdicts against two illegal street racers who had received life prison terms last year for a deadly car crash in Berlin. The constitutional court found there was insufficient proof that the men had intended to take a life, which is a condition
02/28/2018 02:50 PM Soccer-Mayor slams decision to stage Liverpool match on Grand National day City mayor Joe Anderson has described as "ridiculous" the decision to stage Liverpool's Premier League match at home to Bournemouth in April just minutes after the Grand National horse race starts at nearby Aintree. Bournemouth's visit to Anfield has been chosen for live TV coverage
02/26/2018 03:43 AM Hannelore Hanover win harness Horse of the Year ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Hannelore Hanover is harness racing's Horse of the Year.
02/24/2018 10:13 AM Dragon boat race splashes into Hanoi Thousands gathered around a Hanoi lake on Saturday to watch rowers in colourful costumes as they competed in the city's first traditional dragon boat race in decades. The water sport is popular in rural parts of Vietnam but has not been held in the capital in recent memory. Huge crowds cheered
02/22/2018 07:12 PM All the wild horses are extinct: study What most people thought were the last remaining wild horses on Earth -- known as Przewalski's horses -- were actually domesticated horses that escaped their owners, said the report in the journal Science. "This was a big surprise," said co-author Sandra Olsen, curator-in-charge of the
02/22/2018 05:29 PM Horse racing industry warns Brits too big to ride in post-Brexit UK The horse racing industry is warning that the average British person is becoming too big to ride thoroughbreds and fears Brexit could hit its ability to find racing grooms. The stark warning was made in a joint submission to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) from the British Horseracing Authority
02/21/2018 01:20 AM Texts reveal extent of doping scandal in Aussie horse racing A newspaper has revealed text messages between a leading trainer and stable staff involved in a doping scandal that resulted in eight persons being charged and may have included the 2015 Melbourne Cup, Australia's richest and most prestigious horse race. The Herald Sun in Melbourne said Wednesday
02/13/2018 09:32 PM Judi Dench set to have 1st runner in Grand National LONDON (AP) -- The queen of the big screen is taking on the toughest challenge in the sport of kings.
02/12/2018 07:11 PM British horse racing plans 'Formula One' team series Plans were announced Monday to launch a multi-million pound team horse racing series across some of Britain's leading courses next year. Promoters Championship Horse Racing (CHR) said the aim was to have 12 branded teams, each with a squad of 30 horses, compete over eight consecutive Thursdays in
02/12/2018 03:54 PM British horse racing inspired by Formula 1 for new series British horse racing is drawing inspiration from motor racing for a new championship. Twelve branded teams will compete over eight consecutive Thursdays at different race courses across Britain when ''The Series'' is launched by Championship Horse Racing in 2019.
02/12/2018 03:47 PM Horse racing: Teams and jockeys to compete in new F1-style series (Reuters) - British horse racing is hoping to be on to a winner after unveiling a new Formula One-style championship for teams and jockeys with prize money of more than 100,000 pounds ($138,200) per race. Championship Horse Racing on Monday presented 'The Series', a 12-team championship to
02/12/2018 03:45 PM Horse racing-Teams and jockeys to compete in new F1-style series British horse racing is hoping to be on to a winner after unveiling a new Formula One-style championship for teams and jockeys with prize money of more than 100,000 pounds ($138,200) per race. Championship Horse Racing on Monday presented 'The Series', a 12-team championship to start in 2019
02/11/2018 12:17 AM 11-1 shot Kanthaka wins San Vicente prep at Santa Anita ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Long shot Kanthaka won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths on Saturday at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer a second Kentucky Derby prospect.
02/07/2018 07:05 AM New Saudi horse racing championship to have $17 million in prizes Saudi Arabia has announced a new horse racing championship with prizes totaling more than $17 million that would make it one of the sport's richest events. The King Abdulaziz Horse Championship will rival the Kentucky Derby in size and attract competitors from the United States, the United Kingdom
02/06/2018 02:52 AM Racing: Brazilian jockey bags world record 12,844th win For years, Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo battled for one of the least heard-of, yet toughest titles in sport -- most horse races won -- and on Monday he got there with a 12,844th victory. The win in the rain at Rio de Janeiro's Hipodromo race track equalled the extraordinary world record held by
02/06/2018 12:43 AM Brazilian jockey wins world record 12,844th race Brazilian jockey Jorge Ricardo rode his 12,844th win at Rio de Janeiro's Hipodromo race track Monday, equalling the extraordinary world record held by his career-long Canadian rival. Ricardo, a grizzled 56, cried and raised his fist aloft after coming first past the post -- and level with the record
02/05/2018 08:33 PM Juvenile Turf Sprint added to Breeders' Cup lineup of races LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup is adding the Juvenile Turf Sprint to the two-day world championships lineup, which will feature 14 races to be run Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs.
02/05/2018 12:25 AM Jockey Dylan Davis rides 5 winners on card at Aqueduct NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a super Sunday for jockey Dylan Davis, who rode five winners from eight mounts at Aqueduct.
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