Horse Racing

  • Horse Racing Recap: Irap wins Indiana Derby; AJ Foyt’s horse finishes 2nd UPI-Horse-Racing-Preview-Big-Derby-trail-races-in-Arkansas-California-and-JapanSHELBYVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Irap won the $500,000 Indiana Derby by five lengths over Colonelsdarkemper, owned by four-time Indianapolis 500 winner A.J. Foyt. Ridden by Mario Gutierrez, Irap ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.21 on Saturday night at Indiana Grand. He paid $4.80, $3.20 and $2.60 in the Grade 3 race for 3-year-olds. Irap is trained ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Keen Ice pulls another surprise with win in Suburban Stakes horse-racing-100916ELMONT, N.Y. — Two years after pulling a stunning upset of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga, Keen Ice did it again Saturday at Belmont Park, blowing past heavily favored Shaman Ghost in mid-stretch and drawing clear to a three-length victory in the Grade 2, $750,000 Suburban Stakes at Belmont ...
  • Horse Racing Recap – Hall of Fame driver John Campbell: last drive in New Jersey FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2006, file photo, Glidemaster (8), driven by John Campbell, pulls away from Chocolatier (10), driven by Doug R. Ackerman and Blue Mac Lad (2), driven by George Brennan, to win the Hambletonian harness race at Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Hall of Famer John Campbell is getting behind the sulky one last time in New Jersey after arguably the greatest driving career in harness racing history. The 62-year-old Campbell is scheduled to drive in five races at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday night, June 30, 2017, in what are to be his final drives in the state where he rose to prominence in the late 1970s. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Hall of Famer John Campbell is getting behind the sulky one last time in New Jersey after arguably the greatest driving career in harness racing history. The 62-year-old Campbell is scheduled to drive in five races at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Friday night in what are scheduled to be his final ...
  • Horse Racing: Queen Elizabeth II denied repeat winner at Royal Ascot Queen Elizabeth II presents the trophy for the Diamond Jubilee Stakes during day five of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Saturday June 24, 2017. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)ASCOT, England (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was denied a winner on the final day of Royal Ascot when Dartmouth failed to retain the Hardwicke Stakes, losing out to one of Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien’s two victorious horses on Saturday. Dartmouth won the same race in 2016 for his famous owner by outsprinting Highland Reel, but ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Songbird wins comeback; Baffert, Smith win big at Belmont Ascend, ridden by Jose Ortiz, crosses the finish line to win the Woodford Reserve Manhattan at Belmont Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Songbird captured her comeback, winning the $750,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes for fillies and mares, while Mike Smith and trainer Bob Baffert also starred on the Belmont Stakes undercard Saturday. Smith won five of the first seven stakes he rode in, teaming with Baffert for four of those victories. “It’s pretty big for us,” ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Tapwrit wins Belmont Stakes by 2 lengths for Pletcher Belmont Stakes winner 2017 NEW YORK (AP) — The road to the winner’s circle in the Belmont Stakes ran through the Kentucky Derby, even if the Derby and Preakness winners skipped the final leg of the Triple Crown. Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win by two lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Irish War Cry returns to Triple Crown as Belmont favorite BelmontStakes2017-USATSI-10040388NEW YORK (AP) — Irish War Cry is back on the Triple Crown trail as the 7-2 favorite for the Belmont Stakes. The colt claimed that status after expected favorite Classic Empire was forced out Wednesday because of an abscess in his right front hoof. No one was more surprised at the turn of events than trainer ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Irish War Cry, Hollywood Handsome in Belmont field FILE - In this Saturday, March 26, 2016, file photo, California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, wins the Dubai World Cup horse race at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. California Chrome was the biggest winner at the Eclipse Awards on Saturday night, Jan. 21, 2017, taking home three trophies celebrating his accomplishments in 2016--including Horse of the Year for the second time. He also won an Eclipse as the best in the older dirt male division, and his victory at the Dubai World Cup was picked as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's moment of the year. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Irish War Cry and Hollywood Handsome have joined a probable 12-horse field for the Belmont Stakes, which is still shaping up with a week to go until the last leg of the Triple Crown. Trainer Graham Motion said Sunday that Wood Memorial winner Irish War Cry will make his next start in ...
  • Stanley Cup: Predators goalie Rinne struggling as Pens take 2-0 lead Pittsburgh Penguins' Patric Hornqvist (72) has a wraparound shot stopped by Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) with Roman Josi (59) defending during the first period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)(Photo: The Associated Press)PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Nashville Predators insist goaltender Pekka Rinne isn’t to blame for the 2-0 series deficit against the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final. Rinne is just looking to put both games in the past. Pittsburgh overwhelmed Rinne and the rest of the Predators with a three-goal blitz in the first 3:18 ...
  • Horse Racing: Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip Belmont Stakes John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will skip the Belmont Stakes next month after finishing eighth in the Preakness. Trainer Todd Pletcher says the 3-year-old colt will be pointed toward either the $600,000 Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29 or the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth on July 30, according to ...
  • Preakness 2017: Cloud Computing surges past Always Dreaming to win Preakness Javier Castellano aboard Cloud Computing (2) races past John Velazquez aboard Always Dreaming (4) during the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 20.(Photo: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-   BALTIMORE — Seth Klarman grew up three blocks from Pimlico Race Course, going to the betting windows as a teenager to learn the game. The hedge-fund manager started buying horses 25 years ago, eventually leading him back to his old track — where not much about the building has changed — as ...
  • Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits Trainer Mark Casse, left, talks with fellow conditioner Brendon Walsh, riding his Preakness Stakes entrant Multiplier, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Friday, May 19, 2017. Casse is the trainer of Classic Empire. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)(Photo: The Associated Press)BALTIMORE (AP) — Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Whether he does it again in the 1 3/16-mile Preakness ...
  • Preakness 2017: Post time, odds, horses, lineup, TV schedule Kent Desormeaux atop Exaggerator celebrates winning the 141st Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2016, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)(Photo: Nick Wass, AP)The middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown is here. Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming will look to take another stride toward history Saturday at the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. Here’s everything you need to know for Saturday’s race. POST TIME: 6:45 p.m. ET HOW TO WATCH Pre-race coverage: NBC Sports Network, ...
  • Preakness 2017: Always Dreaming, Classic Empire could make Preakness two-horse race Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming gallops during a morning workout in preparation for the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16.(Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)BALTIMORE — Anytime a trainer of one of the favorites has to come out and say that it’s not a two-horse race you can bet that it’s actually probably a two-horse race. The 142nd Preakness Stakes, set for a 6:48 p.m ET post time on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, has at this point nearly morphed ...
  • Preakness 2017: Always Dreaming is 4-5 favorite for Preakness Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming gallops during a morning workout in preparation for the 142nd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16.(Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —-   BALTIMORE — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and his main rival, Classic Empire, will break from the middle of the gate in the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Always Dreaming drew the No. 4 post and is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for Todd Pletcher, who is ...
  • Preakness 2017: Classic Empire’s trainer seeks fair trip in Preakness after rough Derby John Velazquez celebrates after riding Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)BALTIMORE — Classic Empire was there at the end of the Kentucky Derby, the 4-1 morning line favorite turning toward the stretch with enough mud in front of him to win it. Then, as has been the case during the colt’s 3-year-old season, something got in the way. This time another horse veered into him — ...
  • Preakness 2017: New horses among Preakness challenges facing Always Dreaming John Velazquez celebrates after riding Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   After Always Dreaming’s win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the colt will be running in the Preakness with a bulls-eye on his back. With a victory, Always Dreaming would head to the Belmont Stakes in New York three weeks later with a shot at winning the Triple Crown. Two ...
  • Preakness 2017: Fresh horses await Derby winner Always Dreaming in Preakness John Velazquez celebrates after riding Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Always Dreaming is headed to the Preakness in two weeks, when the Kentucky Derby winner is likely to face several fresh horses that skipped the first leg of the Triple Crown. A majority of the 20-horse field that ran on a sloppy Churchill Downs track in Saturday’s Derby won’t go on to ...
  • Preakness 2017: Always Dreaming checks into Pimlico’s Stall 40 for Preakness Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming arrives at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)(Photo: The Associated Press)BALTIMORE (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has made himself right at home at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course in Stall 40, which has sheltered many of the greatest champions in horse racing history. The bay colt was in excellent spirits Tuesday after traveling from Churchill Downs to Pimlico, where he will spend the next 11 ...
  • Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, leads Kentucky Derby entrant Hence, a rider Angel Garcia out onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A trainer and jockey accustomed to success. A headstrong horse with a mind of its own. Together, they harnessed their collective talents to win the Kentucky Derby. Always Dreaming splashed through the slop for a 2 3/4-length victory Saturday, giving Todd Pletcher and rider John Velazquez their second victories in the race ...
  • Kentucky Derby 2017: 9-2 favorite Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in the slop John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together. Pletcher and Velazquez have teamed up often over the years and are the sport’s leading money winners. ...
  • Kentucky Derby 2017: Post time, horses, lineup, TV schedule Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, leads Kentucky Derby entrant Hence, a rider Angel Garcia out onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)(Photo: The Associated Press)Get ready for 2017 edition of “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” – the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. KENTUCKY DERBY POST TIME: Saturday, May 6, 6:34 p.m. ET HOW TO WATCH Pre-race coverage: NBC Sports Network, 12–2:30 p.m. ET 143rd Kentucky Derby: NBC, 2:30 – 7:15 p.m. ET LIVE ODDS FROM THE KENTUCKY DERBY – (PLEASE CLICK) LINEUP LISTED ...
  • Kentucky Derby 2017: Royal Mo, Master Plan not running in Kentucky Derby Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, leads Kentucky Derby entrant Hence, a rider Angel Garcia out onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wait didn’t pay off for Royal Mo or Master Plan, as both won’t run in the Kentucky Derby. The two colts were on the “also eligible” list for horses that could run if there were defections from the race by the 9 a.m. Friday deadline. When the field remained intact for the ...
  • Kentucky Derby 2017: Leparoux helps 3 horses into Derby, topped by Classic Empire FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2016, file photo, Julien Leparoux, center, celebrates aboard Classic Empire after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Classic Empire is likely to be the wagering favorite for the 143rd Kentucky Derby on May 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — For a moment last winter, Julien Leparoux wondered if he might be a spectator for the Kentucky Derby. Fast forward several months to the jockey not only participating, but almost having multiple horses to ride in a bid to win his first Run for the Roses. Leparoux was always certain to ride Classic ...
  • Favorite Classic Empire draws ideal post position in Kentucky Derby Classic Empire, shown here during morning workouts at Churchill Downs, won the Arkansas Derby last month.(Photo: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —-   LOUISVILLE — Favorite Classic Empire drew an ideal post position Wednesday and will break from the No. 14 gate on Saturday in the 143rd Kentucky Derby. Classic Empire, last year’s 2-year-old champion and winner of the Arkansas Derby in his final prep, was installed as the 4-1 morning line favorite by ...

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