Arrogate, North America's richest racehorse, dies
Arrogate, winner of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic and the champion 3-year-old male that year on his way to becoming North America's all-time leading money earner, has died. He was 7.
Triple Crown favorite Nadal injured and will retire
Nadal, one of trainer Bob Baffert's early favorites for the Triple Crown, was diagnosed with an ankle injury after a workout at Santa Anita on Thursday and will not race again.
Del Mar to start racing early in July, without fans
Del Mar will open its summer horse racing season on July 10 -- one week early -- without fans in attendance. Races will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Racing Victoria aims for fan attendance by July
Racing Victoria is hoping that fans can return to tracks in July, but organisation chief Giles Thompson says a lot of water needs to go under the bridge first.
Deadline for Triple Crown nominations extended
The final deadline to nominate horses to the rescheduled Triple Crown series is June 3. The late nominations were originally due March 30, but were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that caused the races to be delayed.
Keeneland OK'd for Kentucky Derby prep races
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved Keeneland's request for a five-day, spectator-free meet July 8-12 that will allow the running of marquee prep races for the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
Reports: 2 horses trained by Baffert fail drug tests
Two horses from the barn of trainer Bob Baffert, including a top contender for the Belmont Stakes, have tested positive for the banned substance lidocaine, according to multiple reports.
There's a nostalgic longing for the Kentucky Derby
The postponement of the Kentucky Derby could see a change in traditions, including a lack of spectators.
Santa Anita adapts to new protocols in return
Things look different at Santa Anita after racing resumed earlier this month after being shutdown since late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Trainer Bob Baffert said the sport was willing to do whatever was needed to return.
British jockeys must wear masks in order to race
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Bomb threat delays Eagle Farm races
Races at Eagle Farm racecourse in Brisbane will resume following a police investigation into a bomb threat at the venue.
Racing museum cancels Hall of Fame induction
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has canceled its induction ceremony in August because of health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Belmont Stakes to be June 20 at shorter distance
The Belmont Stakes, traditionally the third leg of the Triple Crown, will instead be the first leg this year when it runs on June 20 at nine furlongs (1 1/8 miles).
Racing returns to Churchill Downs without fans
Eleven races were run without fans at Churchill Downs in Kentucky on Saturday, the opener of the 26-day spring meet.
Preakness set for Oct. 3, one month after Derby
The 145th Preakness Stakes will be held on Oct. 3, it was announced Saturday less than hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race. The track's parking lot is currently being used as a drive-thru coronavirus testing center.
Santa Anita gets OK to resume live racing Friday
Santa Anita received approval from Los Angeles County health officials to resume live racing this weekend, with only essential personnel allowed to be on hand.
Qualifying schedule unveiled for Kentucky Derby
Qualifying races for the Kentucky Derby have been added to a preliminary list on a regional basis. Once the New York Racing Association finalizes its stakes schedule, more prep races could be added.
Horse dies at Santa Anita following workout
A 13th horse has died at Santa Anita since late December.
Horse racing back in France, still on hold in U.K.
French horse racing resumed on Monday after a break of nearly two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, while the sport in Britain was made to wait until June 1 at the earliest for a restart.
Preakness staying at Pimlico, due for upgrade
After a bill passed to develop Maryland tracks, Pimlico Race Course will keep the Preakness. Without the upgrade, there had been speculation the race would be forced to leave.
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