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07/11/2018 11:44 PM Justify dealing with swelling in ankle The Triple Crown winner has been taken out of training while waiting to see if swelling in his left front ankle subsides.
07/17/2018 01:02 AM Triple Crown winner Justify under observation at Del Mar DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Triple Crown winner Justify has re-located to Del Mar where trainer Bob Baffert is keeping him under observation after swelling in his left front ankle emerged two weeks ago.
07/16/2018 01:01 AM Sports betting no easy fix for U.S. gaming's most beleaguered industries By Laila Kearney CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Long-struggling U.S. gambling industries hope to cash in on newly legal sports betting, but the growing wave of electronic and mobile gaming choices is considered more likely to change the face of those businesses rather than revive them. “Nobody’s going to be
07/15/2018 02:58 AM All hail: Courtly Choice wins Meadowlands Pace EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Courtly Choice rallied to win the $701,830 Meadowlands Pace by 1 1/4 lengths on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
07/11/2018 12:06 AM Triple Crown winner Justify pulled from training due to a left front ankle issue Justify's racing future has been put on hold just one month after winning the Triple Crown due to a front left ankle injury.
07/08/2018 12:02 AM S.Africa glitterati cut a dash at Durban races The biggest event in South Africa's social calendar -- the annual Durban July horse race -- took place on Saturday with many race goers donning extravagant outfits that mixed high fashion with traditional African dress. On the track, meanwhile, all eyes were on jockey Anton Marcus who won the main
07/07/2018 02:14 PM Gosden's Lion roars to Eclipse Saxon Warrior Roaring Lion provided England football fans with a good omen ahead of the 'Three Lions' World Cup quarter-final with Sweden by landing the Eclipse Stakes on Saturday at Sandown Park. The John Gosden-trained winner -- giving Irish jockey Oisin Murphy his first English Group One success -- survived
07/07/2018 02:12 PM Two-time Derby winning trainer Dunlop dies English training great John Dunlop who numbered two Epsom Derby victories among his 10 British classic successes has died aged 78 his son Ed announced on Saturday. The always dapper and urbane Dunlop won the blue riband of flat racing with Shirley Heights (1978) and Erhaab (1994) with the former going
07/03/2018 04:46 PM Horse group that owns Gronkowski names new horse LeBron J The same group that bought and named a racehorse after New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski has done the same with new Los Angeles Laker LeBron James. Phoenix Thoroughbreds purchased the 2-year-old son of Medaglia d'Oro, who produced 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, and got permission
06/30/2018 10:53 PM Funtastic wins Monmouth's United Nations in 23-1 upset OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Funtastic led all the way in a 23-1 upset Saturday in the $300,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park.
06/30/2018 10:23 PM Wonder Gadot beats heat to win $1 million Queen's Plate TORONTO (AP) -- Wonder Gadot won the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate on Saturday at hot and muggy Woodbine Racetrack.
06/30/2018 05:06 PM O'Brien brothers team up to deny their father Irish Derby Joseph O'Brien denied his father Aidan a major victory, just as he did in last year's Melbourne Cup, as Latrobe took the honours in the Irish Derby at The Curragh on Saturday. The 25-year-old trainer -- who rode Camelot to Epsom Derby success in 2012 and also in the Irish Derby for his father
06/29/2018 04:20 PM Prized horse breaks record on Turkmen leader's birthday The favourite horse of Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov gave his owner the perfect birthday present Friday by breaking the world record for an equine dash on hind legs. An AFP correspondent witnessed Ak Khan set the new record which is officially called "The fastest 10 m on hind legs by
06/23/2018 09:40 PM Turf Queens and veteran Stoute deliver memorable Royal Ascot Septuagenarians may have been to the fore at Royal Ascot but essential for the health of the 'Sport of Kings' a new star was also born in Alpha Centauri at the most famous racing carnival in the world. Appropriately on the centenary of British women getting the vote, and under the gaze of Queen
06/23/2018 05:23 PM Merchant Navy calms stormy Group One waters for O'Brien Former Australian star Merchant Navy ensured recordbreaking trainer Aidan O'Brien didn't leave Royal Ascot without a Group One winner, taking the Diamond Jubilee Stakes on the final day of the carnival. Merchant Navy bowed out of his competitive career -- he is due to return to Australia to
06/23/2018 04:09 PM Merchant Navy flies the flag for O'Brien Former Australian star Merchant Navy gave recordbreaking Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien his first Group One winner of the week at Royal Ascot in a thrilling Diamond Jubilee Stakes on Saturday. Merchant Navy -- who cost O'Brien's employers Coolmore Stud AUS $30million -- just held off the fast
06/22/2018 05:58 PM Alpha Centauri is Harrington's crown jewel Alpha Centauri put on a performance fit for a queen in the Coronation Stakes in front of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot on Friday in a new track record time. The Irish 1000 Guineas winner put her fellow English and French Guineas champions Billesdon Brook and Teppal to the sword in
06/22/2018 04:12 PM Alpha Centauri gives Harrington crowning moment at Royal Ascot Alpha Centauri emerged as the season's best three-year-old mile filly when setting a new track record in the Coronation Stakes to give Irish trainer Jessica Harrington her first Royal Ascot winner. Alpha Centauri -- giving Greek owners The Niarchos Family their third win in the race -- had come
06/21/2018 05:19 PM Dettori the master string puller wins sixth Gold Cup Superstar Frankie Dettori produced a sublime ride on Stradivarius to bring up his sixth win in the week's most historic race the Ascot Gold Cup and 60th at the meeting. The 47-year-old Italian -- who received his trophy from Queen Elizabeth II as well as a saddlecloth with 60 on it -- provided the
06/21/2018 04:04 PM Dettori's golden 60th as Stradivarius wins Gold Cup Frankie Dettori celebrated his 60th Royal Ascot winner in a memorable sixth Ascot Gold Cup success on Stradivarius on Thursday. The 47-year-old Italian was headed briefly in the finishing straight but summoned a final burst out of the John Gosden-trained colt to edge French raider Vazirabad with Irish
06/21/2018 12:28 PM Flowers and dragons as hats take stage at Ascot Ladies' Day ASCOT, England (Reuters) - Colorful blooms, buzzing bees and roaring dragons made an appearance at Royal Ascot on Thursday as revelers showed off their best millinery at the British horse-racing event's Ladies' Day. Women wore a range of eye-catching hats, many of them decorated with feathers
06/20/2018 05:52 PM Royal Ascot record chapter and verse for Stoute Michael Stoute enjoyed a great friendship and rivalry with another training legend, the late Henry Cecil, and on Wednesday he broke their joint record for the most winners at Royal Ascot. Poet's Word reversed a seven length defeat by the previously peerless Cracksman to give 72-year-old Stoute his
06/20/2018 04:14 PM Poetry in motion as Stoute reaches Royal landmark Michael Stoute became the most successful trainer in Royal Ascot history as Poet's Word pulled off a shock in the feature Prince of Wales's Stakes on Wednesday. The 72-year-old Barbados-born trainer moved to 76 career wins at probably the most famous racing carnival in the world having jointly
06/19/2018 05:13 PM Dettori and Gosden take no prisoners with Royal Ascot treble Favourite Without Parole landed the Group One St James's Palace Stakes the feature of a first day Royal Ascot treble for the formidable team of Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden. For Dettori -- who received his trophy from newly married Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan -- it was the perfect
06/18/2018 10:31 AM Battle of the hats at elite French horse race Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France's horsey set. Held each June in Chantilly, a picturesque forest town built around horseracing, the Prix
06/18/2018 12:30 AM Triple Crown winner Justify to resume training in California ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Triple Crown champion Justify has returned to his base at Santa Anita accompanied by a police escort and was greeted by trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith.
06/17/2018 10:11 PM Ex-boyfriend arrested in woman's killing at Belmont Park The former boyfriend of a woman who was found stabbed to death at the Belmont Park racetrack on New York's Long Island has been arrested on a murder charge. Nassau (NAS'-saw) County police say 53-year-old Jose Franco-Martinez was arrested at the scene where the 51-year-old woman was found with
06/17/2018 09:33 PM Racing's pretenders hope for crowning moment at Royal Ascot The curtain rises at Royal Ascot on Tuesday with connections of the blue-blooded thoroughbreds hoping their prayers are answered at 'the Mecca of racing' as Australian training legend Gai Waterhouse describes it. The 63-year-old -- known as the 'Queen of Australian racing' -- says Royal
06/17/2018 09:32 PM Queen's patronage of Royal Ascot hard to Estimate The grin on Queen Elizabeth II's face when her horse Estimate won the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup at Royal Ascot remains one of the iconic images of probably the most famous race meeting in the world. The victory in what is the week's most historic race rewarded a monarch who has an extraordinary knowledge
06/17/2018 03:12 AM Lather Up wins $1 million North America Cup harness race CAMPBELLVILLE, Ontario (AP) -- Lather Up won the $1 million North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.
06/17/2018 12:38 AM Fans cheer Triple Crown winner Justify during parade lap LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing's newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs.
06/13/2018 10:38 AM Breathalysers, sniffer dogs to be in place at Royal Ascot Tipsy racegoers could face being barred from entry to Royal Ascot next week as the authorities are introducing breathalyser tests in a bid to avoid some of the unsavoury scenes witnessed at other meetings this season. The authorities have acted to prevent the meeting -- which is attended by Queen Elizabeth
06/12/2018 06:51 AM Monday Sports in Brief Calling it a dream come true and with plans to lay down New Jersey's first sports bet Thursday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to take wagers. Murphy signed the new law four days after the Democrat-led Legislature sent it to
06/11/2018 09:18 PM Justify a deserving Triple Crown winner – but the in-race shenanigans were real Justify is a great horse and a legitimate Triple Crown winner, but it looks like he got help in the Belmont Stakes.
06/11/2018 09:07 PM Justify back at Churchill as fans bask in Triple Crown glory Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing's newest superstar. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes walked Justify outside Barn 33. ''He'
06/11/2018 09:41 AM Brazilian jockey banned for punching former champion jockey Crowley Brazilian jockey Raul da Silva will serve a 21 day ban for hitting 2016 champion Jim Crowley in a rare set to in the weighing room at Goodwood races. Crowley, who is first jockey to the powerful stable of Dubai's Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, and other riders had a frank discussion with Da Silva over
06/11/2018 06:52 AM Weekend Sports in Brief Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1} lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another
06/10/2018 09:19 PM Owners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm said Sunday the multi-owner group that controls Justify
06/10/2018 10:20 AM Report: Justify worth record $75 million after Triple Crown It was an awfully profitable day for the owners of Justify, the 13th horse in history to capture the Triple Crown. After he banked a $15 million purse for winning the Belmont Stakes, Justify's breeding rights were sold by the horse's owners to Coolmore for $60 million, according to an ESPN report
06/10/2018 04:16 AM Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown winner Justify became the 13th horse in history to win US racing's coveted Triple Crown with an electrifying triumph in the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday. In adding the Belmont to his Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories, the unbeaten Justify made Bob Baffert just the second trainer to saddle
06/10/2018 02:25 AM How Justify went from unknown to immortal in 112 days Only one trainer could have completed the rush order it took to get the late bloomer Justify ready for the Triple Crown.
06/10/2018 02:13 AM Baffert has winning day, 3 times over, at Belmont Stakes Bob Baffert made himself right at home at Belmont Park again. Not only did Justify give the 65-year-old trainer his second Triple Crown in four years on Saturday, but for the second straight year, Baffert came away with a win in every race he had an entry on the day of the Belmont Stakes. Abel Tasman
06/10/2018 01:58 AM Justifiable! Racing gets 13th Triple Crown with Justify Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1} lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another
06/10/2018 01:33 AM Mike Smith, 52, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown There's a reason Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in demand when owners and trainers pick riders for the elite in thoroughbred racing. The 52-year-old Smith just knows what to do aboard a horse. Smith has seen it all, and he knows how to handle the pressure.
06/10/2018 12:33 AM Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win (Reuters) - Justify won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday to claim U.S. thoroughbred racing's coveted Triple Crown, becoming just the second horse to achieve the feat since 1978 and the 13th overall. The favored three-year-old chestnut colt seized an early lead he never relinquished as
06/10/2018 12:27 AM Horse racing-Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win Justify won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday to claim U.S. thoroughbred racing's coveted Triple Crown, becoming just the second horse to achieve the feat since 1978 and the 13th overall. The favoured three-year-old chestnut colt seized an early lead he never relinquished as he stormed
06/10/2018 12:18 AM The Latest: Justify captures Triple Crown, wins Belmont Justify has won the Triple Crown. The Preakness and Kentucky Derby winner became thoroughbred racing's 13th Triple Crown with a front-running victory in the Belmont Stakes. American Pharoah ended a 37-year Triple Crown drought in 2015.
06/10/2018 12:03 AM Rob Gronkowski goes nuts watching Gronkowski the horse rally for 2nd-place Belmont finish Patriots tight end Rob Grokowski got a thrill watching Gronkowski the horse rally from last to challenge Justify at Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
06/10/2018 12:00 AM Justify wins Belmont Stakes, takes home Triple Crown Justify completed the Triple Crown quest Saturday by winning the Belmont Stakes, adding that to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories to become just the 13th horse in history to sweep those three races.
06/09/2018 11:48 PM Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win (Reuters) - Justify won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday to claim U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, becoming just the second horse to achieve the feat since 1978 and the 13th overall. The favored three-year-old chestnut colt took an early lead he never relinquished as he stormed
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