Horse Racing

1:29 PM ET Associated Press MADRID — A virulent outbreak of equine herpes in eastern Spain has forced European equestrian events to be canceled across the continent. The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) said this week that it has canceled events in several European countries until March 28. The ban affects events in Spain,
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2:42 PM ET Associated Press ALBANY, Calif. — A 4-year-old gelding and a 5-year-old mare have died in training incidents at Golden Gate Fields, the third and fourth thoroughbreds to die at the Northern California racetrack this year. The gelding named Sweet Boy died Saturday, and the California Horse Racing Board’s website lists it as
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8:18 PM ET Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Mishriff powered home to wear down American ace Charlatan on Saturday and win the world’s most valuable horse race, the $20 million Saudi Cup in Riyadh. The first prize was $10 million. The John Gosden-trained colt, owned by Prince Faisal, made his stamina tell over the
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7:43 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Concert Tour won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by a half-length over Freedom Fighter on Saturday at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish of Kentucky Derby hopefuls. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Concert Tour ran seven furlongs in 1:24.06 and paid $2.80,
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11:24 PM ET Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. — Julio Canani, who trained three Breeders’ Cup winners and thoroughbred racing’s 2-year-old Eclipse champion filly in 2004, died Friday after a long illness. He died at a hospital in Pasadena, his daughter Lisa told officials at Santa Anita in nearby Arcadia, where Canani was based. She gave
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3:17 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — – Gamine has been disqualified from a third-place finish in last year’s Kentucky Oaks and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert fined $1,500 after a post-race test showed the filly had an anti-inflammatory in her system. Kentucky stewards issued their ruling Jan. 30 and it was posted
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2:07 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Essential Quality, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and last year’s 2-year-old champion, is among 326 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in this year’s Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Other top horses include Fire At Will, Greatest Honor, Keepmeinmind, Life
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12:49 AM ET Associated Press Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Authentic was honored as Horse of the Year at the 50th annual Eclipse Awards on Thursday night. The ceremony was held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic. Authentic received 224 out of 238 first-place votes. Monomoy Girl received seven votes. Swiss Skydiver, the
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8:42 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Bruce Headley, the thoroughbred trainer who developed sprint champion Kona Gold and many other stakes winners during a 61-year career based in California, died Friday. He was 86. Santa Anita officials said Headley died at an Arcadia hospital from the effects of a stroke. He had been
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3:21 PM ET Associated Press Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that runs Jan. 22-May 1. Grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially. Entry to the grandstand will be for guests with a racing credential or a reservation for that day’s races. Current season box seat-holders
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12:15 AM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Charlatan tracked favorite Nashville to the quarter pole and then drew off to a 4 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita’s opening day. Ridden for the first time by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Charlatan ran seven furlongs in 1:21.50. Trained
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1:20 PM ET PARIS — The champion jockey of British horse racing was banned from riding for three months on Friday following a positive test for cocaine. The punishment was handed down by France Galop, four months after Oisin Murphy returned a positive test for metabolites of the drug in a test undertaken at Chantilly.
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