Horse Racing

9:08 PM ET Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. — Golden Gate Fields has suspended live horse racing through the end of November because of the surging coronavirus. The San Francisco Bay area track last Friday announced a week-long temporary closure to address a COVID-19 outbreak. Track officials say Golden Gate’s facilities have undergone thorough cleaning and
0 Comments
6:13 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs says president Kevin Flanery will retire at the end of this year after 11 years in charge of the home of the Kentucky Derby. Flanery began as Churchill Downs Incorporated’s vice president of national public affairs in December 2005 before becoming the historic track’s 13th
0 Comments
2:24 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Jockey Joel Rosario earned his 3,000th career victory in a race at Aqueduct in New York. The 35-year-old rider reached the plateau in Friday’s first race, guiding Hit the Woah to a 1 1/4-length victory. He rode his first winner in 2006 and has compiled at least
0 Comments
5:43 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Authentic’s track-record time in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland has been updated to 1:59.60 after a review of multiple sources and camera angles. The Bob Baffert-trained colt went wire to wire for a 2¼-length victory over stablemate Improbable in Saturday’s 1¼-mile finale of the
0 Comments
7:46 PM ET Associated Press VERSAILLES, Ky. — Maximum Security, disqualified after crossing the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby, has been retired to stud. The 4-year-old colt ended his career with a fifth-place finish in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic last weekend at Keeneland. He won 10 of 14 starts and
0 Comments
2:07 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keeneland says thoroughbred Absolutely Aiden has been euthanized following an injury suffered in a chain-reaction incident that toppled several riders Saturday on the second day of the Breeders’ Cup world championships. The 4-year-old colt went down about 200 yards short of the finish in the $150,000 Lafayette
0 Comments
1:11 PM ET The 37th edition of the Breeders’ Cup will kick off two days of action Friday afternoon at Keeneland. A lot of eyes will be on the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and with so many high-profile races in the mix, there are numerous opportunities to wager on horses that offer significant value. Chris “The
0 Comments
12:49 PM ET Associated Press Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert, who has had multiple horses test positive for medication violations, is taking steps to “do better,” including hiring outside oversight. Baffert said in a statement Wednesday that he is “very aware” of the incidents involving his horses and the impact that it’s had on
0 Comments
7:59 PM ET Associated Press Improbable has drawn the No. 8 post position for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the marquee race of the season-ending World Championships at Keeneland. One of three Bob Baffert-trained entries in the $6 million race for 3-year-olds and up, Improbable will have Irad
0 Comments
4:51 PM ET Associated Press Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. Besides Authentic, second to Swiss Skydiver
0 Comments
3:00 PM ET Associated Press A filly trained by two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert has tested positive in a postrace drug test for the second time this year, making it the third positive test by a horse in Baffert’s stable in the last six months. Craig Robertson, Baffert’s attorney, issued a statement confirming Gamine’s
0 Comments
4:54 PM ET Associated Press ELMONT, N.Y. — A backstretch worker at Belmont Park caused the death of a $200,000 racehorse by releasing the filly onto blacktop, where she fell and broke her leg, prosecutors said Thursday. The worker released the horse in retaliation for being fired. Ramzan Antooa, 38, released the 2-year-old filly named
0 Comments