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  • Horse Racing Roundup: Who’s in, who’s out of Kentucky Derby 2017 FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2016, file photo, Jockey Mike Smith celebrates aboard Arrogate after winning the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The ride is far from over for Smith, even at age 51. The jockey known as "Big Money Mike" is poised for another lucrative weekend in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita with mounts in the $2 million Distaff on unbeaten Songbird on Friday and in the $6 million Classic aboard Travers winner Arrogate on Saturday. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports / AP)    —-    Here are the Kentucky Derby points standings after Saturday’s final prep races. The top 20 horses in the final standings will earn a spot in the May 6 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Ties in the points standings are broken by earnings in non-restricted stakes. ► BRIEFING BOOK: Kentucky ...
  • Chasing Roses: Javier Castellano still eyeing elusive Derby HORSE-RACING-KENTUCKY-DERBY-WORKOUTS-81624521HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Javier Castellano is arguably the best jockey in racing right now. Except, that is, at the Kentucky Derby. It is a baffling fact: The top rider in the game — he’s won the Eclipse Award as the sport’s best in each of the last four years — has the worst record of ...
  • Who’s in, who’s out of Kentucky Derby 2017 KY Trackside-Girvin(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports / AP)    —-   Classic Empire returned to Louisville on Monday with renewed hope from his connections and a renewed set of expectations on the national scene. Classic Empire took his place in Barn 36 on the Churchill Downs backside after a flight from Arkansas, where he won the $1 million, ...
  • Horse Racing: Classic Empire clinches Kentucky Derby spot with Oaklawn win California Chrome romps in the Dec. 17 Winter Challenge in his final prep for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. (Los Alamitos photo) HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Two-year-old champion Classic Empire recovered from a poor performance his last time out and locked up a Kentucky Derby bid Saturday with a come-from-well-behind win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. “He just has so much ability,” trainer Mark Casse said. “I wasn’t sure he was going to ...
  • Horse Racing: Gormley wins $1 million Santa Anita Derby by half-length Measureofmydreams,centre, and jockey Donagh Meyler, right, take a fall during the Grand National horse race on Grand National Day at the Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool, England, Saturday April 8, 2017. (Niall Carson/PA via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — It’s almost like old times for John Shirreffs and Jerry Moss. The trainer and the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame member are headed back to the Kentucky Derby together. This time, they’ve got two contenders. Gormley won the $1 million Santa Anita Derby by a half-length, while stablemate Royal Mo finished third ...
  • Grand National 2017 runners and riders: full list of horses and jockeys for Aintree race Grand Nationals (Phatzradio Sports / The Telegraph)     —-   Trainer Mouse Morris feels the pressure is off as he prepares to fire a twin assault on Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National in a bid to win the race for the second year in succession. The popular Irish trainer was reduced to tears in the winner’s enclosure last April after ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: McCraken is the 7-5 early favorite for Blue Grass Stakes Arrogate with jockey Mike Smith, second from left, wins the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race over California Chrome, center, with Victor Espinoza at Santa Anita, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — McCraken is the 7-5 morning line favorite for the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland that awards 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby. The unbeaten Kentucky-bred colt trained by Ian Wilkes drew the No. 2 post position on Tuesday for Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile Grade 2 race featuring seven 3-year-olds. McCraken is ...
  • Horse Racing: Always Dreaming, Girvin get wins in big Derby prep races ckey Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome (12) out of the starting gate in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. At left is jockey Edgar Prado riding Eragon (11) and at right jockey Luis Contreras riding Breaking Lucky (10). Arrogate won the race. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Todd Pletcher has sent more horses to the Kentucky Derby than almost anyone. Joe Sharp hasn’t sent any. Yet both trainers were celebrating in much the same way Saturday. The field for next month’s Kentucky Derby came into more focus on Saturday, when the Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming posted an impressive win at the ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Arrogate comes from last to win $10M Dubai World Cup easily Arrogate v CC 3DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Arrogate showed his class again as he came from dead last out of the stalls to win the Dubai World Cup by an impressive 2 1/4 lengths on Saturday. With the win, four-year-old Arrogate became the highest-earning racehorse ever, surpassing California Chrome, winner of the same race last year. Arrogate ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Ireland-trained Sizing John wins Gold Cup irish horse raceCHELTENHAM, England (AP) — Ten years after winning the Grand National, jockey Robbie Power won the equally-prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup when Sizing John galloped to victory on Festival Friday. Trained in Ireland, Sizing John won by two-and-three-quarter lengths on St. Patrick’s Day. Power had Sizing John in a good position throughout the race, finishing ahead of Minella ...
  • Horse Racing: Early Kentucky Derby contender Mastery suffers condylar leg fracture in win Mastery-ti1-200Mastery, one of the leading Kentucky Derby contenders, won Saturday’s Grade 2 $400,000 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita in electrifying fashion, pulling away down the stretch to win by 6¾ lengths and remain undefeated. It was his 3-year-old debut. Unfortunately, the son of Candy Ride, trained by Bob Baffert, pulled up after the race and ...
  • Horse Racing: Unique Bella wins $100,000 Santa Ysabel at Santa Anita horse-racing-100916ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Unique Bella won the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday, keeping the 3-year-old filly on track for a possible start in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Unique Bella ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.11 and paid $2.20, $2.10 ...
  • Horse Racing: Gotham Stakes 2017: Odds and Picks ckey Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome (12) out of the starting gate in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. At left is jockey Edgar Prado riding Eragon (11) and at right jockey Luis Contreras riding Breaking Lucky (10). Arrogate won the race. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Attendance at the first Breeders’ Cup to be run at Del Mar will be capped at 37,500 per day during the two-day event in November. Officials said Tuesday that they’re limiting attendance on Nov. 3-4 “to ensure a positive experience for all participants and fans” at the seaside track north of ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, jockey Chris Antley gestures aboard Charismatic after crossing the finish line to capture the 125th running of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. Old Friends farm says the chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple Crown in 1999 was found dead in his stall Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Al Berhman, File)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a thoroughbred retirement farm in Kentucky. The striking chestnut horse that won the first two legs of the Triple ...
  • Horse Racing Preview: Big Derby trail races in Arkansas, California and Japan UPI-Horse-Racing-Preview-Big-Derby-trail-races-in-Arkansas-California-and-Japan (PhatzRadio Sports / UPI)   —-   The Kentucky Derby trail winds through Arkansas, California and Japan this weekend, while Thursday’s action in Dubai went into the books as a potential preview for the rapidly approaching World Cup night. The Presidents Day weekend also features the prestigious 7-furlong sprints at Laurel Park in Maryland, The grassy Buena Vista ...
  • Road to Derby: McCraken tops probables for Saturday’s Sam F. Davis Stakes McCraken winning The Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs.(Photo: Coady Photography)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)     —-    The Road to the Kentucky Derby resumes Saturday as several Triple Crown hopefuls will break from the starting gate at Tampa Bay Downs in the 37th Sam F. Davis Stakes, a Grade III race for 3-year-olds on the 1 1/16-mile main track. The $250,000 Sam F. Davis is a points race ...
  • Horse Racing: Irish War Cry upsets Classic Empire in Holy Bull Stakes horse-racing-043016HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Irish War Cry led all the way to upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire by 3 3/4 lengths in the $350,000 Holy Bull Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Irish War Cry ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.52. The New Jersey-bred colt paid $10.80, $4 and $2.20 ...
  • Horse Racing: Upon review, Arrogate was even faster in Pegasus World Cup horse-racing-100916HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Arrogate was even faster in the Pegasus World Cup than initially thought. His official time from Saturday’s $12 million race has been revised to 1 minute, 46.83 seconds. That broke the Gulfstream Park record for a race of 1 1/8 miles, topping the mark of 1:46.86 set by Lea in the ...
  • Horse Racing: Arrogate tops California Chrome, rolls in Pegasus World Cup ckey Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome (12) out of the starting gate in the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race at Gulfstream Park, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. At left is jockey Edgar Prado riding Eragon (11) and at right jockey Luis Contreras riding Breaking Lucky (10). Arrogate won the race. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Arrogate was barely running when he crossed the finish line in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup, and the same could be said for California Chrome. In Arrogate’s case, the day’s work was done. In Chrome’s case, the career’s work was done. Leaving no doubt on who will be considered the sport’s biggest ...
  • Horse Racing: $12 million Pegasus gives racing big buzz, huge purse California Chrome nudges trainer Alan Sherman at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. California Chrome is expected to race in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup horse race on Saturday. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The idea was most unusual: Put together the richest horse race in the world, and do so by getting 12 stakeholders to invest $1 million apiece just to have a spot in the starting gate. Farfetched as that sounded in the beginning, it’s now reality. The biggest purse offered in thoroughbred racing ...
  • Horse Racing: California Chrome the favorite for $12M Pegasus World Cup 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)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — California Chrome is a favorite to win his finale and potentially make history. The two-time Horse of the Year has been set as the 6-5 top choice to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. If California Chrome prevails over the mile-and-an-eighth distance in ...
  • Horse Unique Bella romps in Grade 2 Santa Ynez at Santa Anita In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Accelerate and jockey Tyler Baze, outside, overpower Semper Fortis, inside, with Santiago Gonzalez, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby horse race, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Unique Bella won the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 7 1/2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith, Unique Bella ran 7 furlongs in 1:22.21 and paid $4, $2.60 and $2.10 as the even-money favorite. It Tiz Well returned $5.80 and $2.60, while Shane’s Girlfriend was another 2 ...
  • Horse Racing: BC Classic winner Arrogate works out ahead of Pegasus Cup ca-arrogateARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate has completed a six-furlong workout at Santa Anita in preparation for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup. Jockey Martin Garcia was aboard Sunday as Arrogate was timed in 1:11.94 for the distance. The track was listed as good after recent rains. Trainer Bob Baffert says he was pleased ...
  • Horse Racing: California Chrome gets his 1st look at Gulfstream track ca-chrome HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — California Chrome has gotten his first look at the site of his final race. The leading money winner in North American racing history went for a jog at Gulfstream Park early Sunday, two days after arriving to prepare for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28. California Chrome has never ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: California Chrome, Arrogate, Songbird up for Eclipse Awards In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Accelerate and jockey Tyler Baze, outside, overpower Semper Fortis, inside, with Santiago Gonzalez, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby horse race, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Los Alamitos Race Course in Cypress, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)(Photo: The Associated Press)HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — California Chrome and Arrogate will meet once more on the track. Before that, an off-track race will be settled. California Chrome and Arrogate were among the finalists announced Thursday for Horse of the Year, the top prize that will be awarded at the Eclipse Awards. Those trophies will be presented on Jan. ...

The government's reforms of the levy have received state aid approval from the European Commission. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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The government's reforms of the levy have received state aid approval from the European Commission. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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An interloper dressed as a jockey was escorted from the parade ring on Friday at Newbury, where the Queen was visiting to watch her runner Maths Prize contest the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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An interloper dressed as a jockey was escorted from the parade ring on Friday at Newbury, where the Queen was visiting to watch her runner Maths Prize contest the Dubai Duty Free Golf World Cup EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes. [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
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Star mare Annie Power is in-foal to Camelot, trainer Willie Mullins has revealed. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Dabyah advertised the strength in depth of John Gosden's three-year-old fillies when making all the running to win the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Stakes. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Dabyah advertised the strength in depth of John Gosden's three-year-old fillies when making all the running to win the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Stakes. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Dabyah advertised the strength in depth of John Gosden's three-year-old fillies when making all the running to win the Group 3 Dubai Duty Free Stakes. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Chesterfield followed up his victory at Aintree's Grand National meeting with success in the QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle as Seamus Mullins' seven-year-old ran down the Paul Nicholls-trained Zubayr in a thrilling finish. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Barney Roy got the better of fellow Godolphin colt Dream Castle to hand the Richard Hannon stable yet another Greenham Stakes success. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Barney Roy got the better of fellow Godolphin colt Dream Castle to hand the Richard Hannon stable yet another Greenham Stakes success. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Paul Nicholls' hopes of retaining his trainers title received a huge boost as Vicente put up a fine display to win back-to-back Coral Scottish Grand Nationals at Ayr. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Paul Nicholls' hopes of retaining his trainers title received a huge boost as Vicente put up a fine display to win back-to-back Coral Scottish Grand Nationals at Ayr. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Paul Nicholls' hopes of retaining his trainers title received a huge boost as Vicente put up a fine display to win back-to-back Coral Scottish Grand Nationals at Ayr. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Racing will be strongly represented on Sunday when a number of figures take to the capital's streets to run the Virgin Money London Marathon. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Racing will be strongly represented on Sunday when a number of figures take to the capital's streets to run the Virgin Money London Marathon. [...]
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
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Cheltenham Gold Cup heroes Sizing John and Coneygree will lock horns in Wednesday's Coral Punchestown Gold Cup after the pair headed six declarations on Monday morning. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Cheltenham Gold Cup heroes Sizing John and Coneygree will lock horns in Wednesday's Coral Punchestown Gold Cup after the pair headed six declarations on Monday morning. [...]
Mon, Apr 24, 2017
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Three-year-old fillies may well be the bedrock of a push towards a third trainers' title for John Gosden this season, with Daban and Dabyah among around half a dozen females who could well make an impact in the Classics in the coming weeks. [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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Three-year-old fillies may well be the bedrock of a push towards a third trainers' title for John Gosden this season, with Daban and Dabyah among around half a dozen females who could well make an impact in the Classics in the coming weeks. [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
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