Horse Racing

  • Horse Racing Roundup: 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. The winner of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont flew from Louisville, Kentucky, to Ontario, California, on Sunday. After landing, four Arcadia Police Department ...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Justify goes wire to wire in Belmont Stakes to win Triple Crown (PHATZRADIO SPORTS / USA TODAY SPORTS)   —-   ELMONT, N.Y. — Following every step of his short career, the people involved with Justify believed more and more they had a special colt in their barn. From his first race on Feb. 18 and continuing on his unconventional path to the Kentucky Derby, he had done things ...
  • 2018 THE BELMONT STAKES: Justify bidding for rare Triple Crown sweep in Belmont NEW YORK (AP) — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks. Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports. Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when he runs in the ...
  • 2018 BELMONT STAKES: Four things to know about the Belmont as Justify tries for Triple Crown (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)   —   ELMONT, N.Y. — Here are four things to know about the Belmont Stakes on Saturday as Justify attempts to become the 13th Triple Crown winner. 1. New silks for Justify Fans who got used to seeing Justify jockey Mike Smith win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in the predominantly white WinStar ...
  • 2018 BELMONT STAKES: Justify arrives in New York for Triple Crown bid NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify arrived in New York on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to sweep the Triple Crown. Justify traveled smoothly to Belmont Park via a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a van ride from an airport on Long Island. He ...
  • 2018 Triple Crown: Justify draws No. 1 post for Triple try in Belmont Stakes NEW YORK (AP) — Something Bob Baffert always dreads has come true ahead of the Belmont Stakes: Justify drew the No. 1 post for the colt’s bid to sweep the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was made the early 4-5 favorite in the 10-horse field for Saturday’s race. Baffert is not a fan of ...
  • 2018 Belmont Stakes: Belmont distance, fatigue test Justify in Triple Crown bid BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify keeps showing something new each time he races. In the Kentucky Derby, he showed he could run in the mud in a crowded, 20-horse field. In the Preakness, he showed he could withstand the challenge of a top rival pressing him early and hold off others before the finish line — also ...
  • 2018 PREAKNESS: Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify rounded the final turn and hit the top of the stretch winded but with the lead. The roar from the crowd was delayed, hushed by the thick fog that enveloped the track. When Justify emerged from the haze in view of the grandstand, trainer Bob Baffert could see jockey Mike Smith’s white ...
  • 2018 PREAKNESS: Baffert, Justify hope to shine at potentially wet Preakness BALTIMORE (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be chasing history, and Justify hopes to keep his Triple Crown bid alive in what is shaping up to be a soggy Preakness. Baffert saddled Justify in a Kentucky Derby victory on a wet track two weeks ago, and the duo is looking for a repeat ...
  • 2018 TRIPLE CROWN: Good Magic, Quip are top challengers to Justify in Preakness BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify is the talk of Pimlico Race Course and the horse racing industry with a very real chance to win the Triple Crown. But he’s got a few notable challengers in the Preakness. It’s not the 19 he beat in the Kentucky Derby, but the eight-horse field is no cakewalk. “It’s tough,” trainer Bob ...
  • 2018 TRIPLE CROWN: Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favorite to win Preakness BALTIMORE (AP) — Having the Preakness favorite has never bothered Bob Baffert before and it doesn’t bother him with Justify. Coming off an impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby , Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s second race in a field of eight horses. Derby runner-up Good Magic is the second choice at 3-1, ...
  • 2018 TRIPLE CROWN: Rival trainers Baffert and Lukas share a strong friendship (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   Bob Baffert has spent his whole life following D. Wayne Lukas. As a teenager at the quarter horse track in Arizona where Baffert tagged along with his dad and learned about racing, he looked up to Lukas as a legend. “I’ll never forget when he came in with his fancy trailer and ...
  • 2018 TRIPLE CROWN: Derby winner Justify’s former trainer will try to beat him in Preakness Stakes with Quip (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)    —   No matter what happens the rest of his career, trainer Rodolphe Brisset can say he once had a Kentucky Derby winner in his barn. The arrangement, of course, was unofficial and temporary. Brisset, a 34-year old Frenchman just starting out with his own stable last year, knew that going ...
  • HORSE RACING: Derby winner Justify may face fresh horses in Preakness LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The competition isn’t exactly lining up to take on Kentucky Derby winner Justify in the Preakness. Of his 19 rivals in the Derby, it appears most will skip the second leg of the Triple Crown in favor of resting and being pointed toward other races. That leaves mostly fresh horses to potentially ...
  • 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY: Justify wins sloppy Kentucky Derby, Baffert gets 5th title LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — If you want to bust a racing curse, call Bob Baffert. The white-haired trainer smashed a jinx that stood for 136 years when Justify splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2½ lengths on Saturday. Not since Apollo in 1882 had a colt won the roses without racing as a ...
  • 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY: Favorite Justify won’t win Kentucky Derby, but here’s the horse that will (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)  —   LOUISVILLE — The Kentucky Derby is always the hardest race of the year to handicap because there are factors that come into play on Derby Day that simply aren’t present any other time these young horses will step onto the track. From seeing and hearing a well-lubricated crowd of more than ...
  • 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY: Meet the 20 horses in Kentucky Derby field (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)   —-    Here’s a look at the 20 horses entered in the 144th Kentucky Derby. Post time is 6:46 p.m. ET Saturday (NBC). 1. Firenze Fire (50-1) Owner: Mr. Amore Stable Trainer: Jason Servis Jockey: Paco Lopez Record: 4-1-0 in nine starts Notable: Firenze Fire won three of his first four races as a 2-year-old before finishing ...
  • 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY: Derby favorite Justify is being compared to American Pharoah, but can he justify the hype? (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)  —   LOUISVILLE — Upon my arrival at Churchill Downs this week, it took all of 10 minutes before a longtime racetrack guy casually dropped the notion that Kentucky Derby favorite Justify might be another American Pharoah. Now, it’s important to understand one thing about the racetrack. Hyperbole about racing’s Next Great ...
  • 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY: Justify installed the early 3-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Bob Baffert had no chance to fret over the Kentucky Derby draw. By the time the Hall of Fame trainer managed to get into Churchill Downs, the process was halfway done and Justify had landed in the No. 7 post on Tuesday. “We didn’t want the 1-hole, that’s for ...
  • 2018 KENTUCKY DERBY: Favorite Justify in good position for Kentucky Derby (PhatzRadio Sports / USA TODAY SPORTS)  —  Here is the draw for the Kentucky Derby, set for 6:46 p.m. Saturday at Churchill Downs. Santa Anita Derby winner Justify, the 3-1 favorite in the morning line, drew the No. 7 post. A full field of 20 was entered for the race, with one also-eligible in Blended Citizen. He will ...
  • Horse Racing: Three big storylines heading into Kentucky Derby week (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   LOUISVILLE — Though Gronkowski, the horse, had little realistic chance of winning the Kentucky Derby, the mere possibility that Rob Gronkowski, the party animal, might grace the Churchill Downs winners’ circle would have made this a Derby Week unlike any other in recent memory. Horse racing, at the level it takes to ...
  • Horse Racing Recap: Irap wins Indiana Derby; AJ Foyt’s horse finishes 2nd SHELBYVILLE, 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 ELMONT, 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 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 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 ...

China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm's Triple Crown winner Justify (Scat Daddy), who was found to have filling in his left front ankle, will travel to trainer Bob Baffert's summer base at Del Mar as his connections continue to monitor the condition, Baffert confirmed [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Belinda Stronach, the president and chairman of The Stronach Group, wrote a letter to congress in support of H.R. 2651, the Horseracing Integrity Act of 2017. Frank Stronach, founder and honorary chairman of The Stronach Group, previously expressed his support for the legislation in April 2017. H.R. 2651 would require that [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
NEWMARKET, UK—Horses of varying ages with a connection to the beleaguered South African businessman Markus Jooste dominated the first day of the Tattersalls July Sale, at which the thrice-raced, regally-bred Award Winning (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) set the pace when sold for 350,000gns. The 3-year-old half-sister to group winners Royal Bench (Ire) [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
The Breeders' Cup has announced the election results to Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders' Cup Members. Elliott Walden, WinStar Farm; Gavin Murphy, SF Bloodstock; Barbara Banke, Stonestreet Stables and Walker Hancock, Claiborne Farm were each elected to serve a four-year term. Banke and Walden were re-elected as Directors. William [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
What is The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation (TIF)? According to the press release announcing its formation, it has been established to create an active forum for the exchange and curation of ideas which will improve the overall prospects for the Thoroughbred industry, its stakeholders, and fundamentally, the horse. Those are huge [...]
Wed, Jul 11, 2018
Desperately unlucky when ninth on her racecourse bow at The Curragh June 29, Goddess who is part-owned by Hill ‘n' Dale Farms founder John G. Sikura was sent straight to the front by Seamie Heffernan to avoid a repeat of her unfortunate debut. Opening up in impressive style straightening for [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
LUTSKY (c, 2, Yes It's True–Reen, by Forestry) continued a red-hot streak for trainer Jason Servis with a sharp wire-to-wire debut score at Belmont. Sold for $135,000 at Fasig-Tipton Midlantic after breezing a quarter-mile in :21 4/5, the bay was bet strongly throughout in this New York-bred event and broke [...]
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
Odds of 4-9 are never tempting in a race like the G1 Tattersalls Falmouth S., but TDN Rising Star Alpha Centauri (Ire) (Mastercraftsman {Ire}) made them look a gift as she sauntered to a facile all-the-way success at Newmarket on Friday. Following a breakthrough win in the G1 Irish 1000 [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
Newmarket's July festival marks the arrival of the juveniles from the major yards with Classic pretensions and Friday's Weatherbys British EBF Maiden S. could prove a hotbed for some likely types with that in mind. Godolphin were four-strong and Ballydoyle were represented by the 2-1 favourite Mount Tabora (Scat Daddy) [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
Despite a late-season push by ‘TDN Rising Star' Pakistan Star (Ger) (Shamardal), Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock {Aus}) has claimed Horse of the Year honors for the 2017-2018 season in Hong Kong. The 5-year-old gelding was rewarded for his consistency at the top level throughout the season, having won [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
The Stronach Group, parent company of Santa Anita Park, will team with Fasig-Tipton Co. for a pair of Thoroughbred auctions to be held at the racetrack in 2019. A sale of 2-year-olds in training is tentatively set for June 5, while a yearling sale has been penciled in for Sept. [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
Three Chimneys Farm's Palace Malice (Curlin) made a successful entrance into the yearling sales market at the recently concluded Fasig-Tipton July Sale, with four yearlings selling for an average of $187,500, placing him second behind only American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) among first-crop sires. Leading the way for the GI [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
Backed with conviction for Saturday's G2 bet365 Superlative S. at Newmarket, Godolphin's ‘TDN Rising Star' Quorto (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) gave his supporters few concerns as he emerged clear best in this important juvenile staging post. Showing dash to win a six-furlong novice stakes here on debut June 22, the son [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Aidan O'Brien's relatively quiet week at Newmarket suddenly burst into life where it really mattered on Saturday as U S Navy Flag (War Front) made all to capture the festival's feature G1 Darley July Cup. Positively ridden as usual by Ryan Moore, the 8-1 shot who had completed the rare [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Dropping back down to a mile and a half for ParisLongchamp's G1 Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris following his win in the 14-furlong G2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot June 20, Kew Gardens (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) duly delivered a group 1 double to Ballydoyle on the day with Ryan Moore [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Barry K. Schwartz homebred LA FUERZA (c, 2, Flatter-Jonata, by Proud Citizen) built on a 7 3/4-length debut success over 5 1/2 furlongs of the Belmont main track June 22 with another facile victory in Saturday's state-bred restricted Rockville Center S. in Elmont. Favored at 45 cents on the dollar [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Making just his second appearance on turf, having run a half-length second to New Jersey-bred champion Irish Strait (English Channel) in the Dan Horn S. at Monmouth Park June 17, Golden Brown (Offlee Wild–Suzee Sunrise, by Chester House) sat a mostly midfield trip, came off heels in upper stretch and [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Heavily favored despite returning at 10 furlongs off a fourth as the favorite in last year's GI Breeders' Cup Distaff, ‘TDN Rising Star' Elate (f, 4, Medaglia d'Oro–Cheery, by Distorted Humor) was given a cerebral ride by Jose Ortiz and showed her class through the stretch of Saturday's GII Delaware [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Once On Whiskey (c, 3, Bodemeister–Crespano, by Mineshaft) was let go at odds of 7-1 trying a route of ground for the first time in Saturday's GIII Los Alamitos Derby in Orange County, but belied his inexperience at two turns to peg back favored Draft Pick (Candy Ride {Arg}) in [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Second in two tough spots in her last two outings, ‘TDN Rising Star' Talk Veuve to Me made the grade Saturday night as an overwhelming favorite. Away without incident, the dark bay chased in second under a firm hold through splits of :23.17 and :46.66. She took over with total [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018

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