Breeders' Cup: Baffert horses OK with conditions
The Breeders' Cup has cleared Bob Baffert to enter horses next month at Del Mar, but he has to meet certain conditions, including stricter out-of-competition testing of his horses and greater security at his barn.
Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 3,000th career winner
Irad Ortiz Jr., who has led all North American riders in wins every year since 2017, rode his 3,000th career winner Thursday in the fifth race at Belmont Park.
Baffert NYRA suspension case to move to hearing
A New York court ruled on Tuesday that a hearing was required for embattled trainer Bob Baffert to challenge the New York Racing Association's suspension, which was issued in mid-May without a hearing three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.
Derby winner Medina Spirit wins at Santa Anita
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit romped to a five-length victory in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes for embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita.
2 horses euthanized in early Santa Anita fall slate
A 2-year-old gelding was euthanized Friday at Santa Anita after sustaining a racing injury on opening day of the track's fall meet.
Derby winner Medina Spirit won't run in Pa. Derby
Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner who failed a postrace drug test, won't run in Saturday's $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.
Jockey gets 10-yr. ban for electronic device use
Jockey Tomas Mejia has been been banned 10 years and fined $5,000 for using an electronic device to win a race at Monmouth Park on Sept. 3.
Baffert charged by NYRA, scheduled for hearing
Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert will have a video hearing on Sept. 27 to respond to allegations of detrimental conduct made by the New York Racing Association.
Medina Spirit wins in first race since Preakness
Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit held off Rock Your World in the stretch to win the $100,000 Shared Belief at Del Mar on Sunday for embattled trainer Bob Baffert.
Essential Quality hangs on to win Travers Stakes
Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality won the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, holding off Midnight Bourbon in a stirring stretch duel at Saratoga Race Course for his eighth victory in nine career starts.
Fire destroys barn at Ellis Park; horses safe
Seven horses had to be rescued from a barn that caught fire at Ellis Park race track in Kentucky early Sunday.
Filly escapes track, runs on Kentucky highway
Two-year-old filly Bold and Bossy got loose before a race at a Kentucky track and ran onto a highway alongside cars before being apprehended Saturday.
Horse owner, storage mogul Hughes dies at 87
B. Wayne Hughes, the founder and chairman of Public Storage whose passion for horse racing culminated with a victory by Authentic in the 2020 Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic, died Wednesday. He was 87.
Navarro pleads guilty in racehorse PED scheme
Jorge Navarro is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 17 after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges related to a scheme to give horses performance-enhancing drugs.
Captain Corey wins Hambletonian for Svanstedt
Captain Corey took the lead early, held off one challenge and then drew off in the stretch to give trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt his second win in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands.
Asmussen breaks North American victory record
Steve Asmussen won a North American record 9,446th race on Saturday when Stellar Tap won at Saratoga Race Course.
Churchill announces $135M renovation project
Churchill Downs announced a $135 million renovation project Wednesday that includes improvements to seating areas and a redesign of the Paddock and Plaza areas.
Mandaloun awarded victory in Haskell after DQ
Mandaloun was named the winner of the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday after Hot Rod Charlie, who finished first, was disqualified for veering into Midnight Bourbon in the stretch.
Judge nixes Baffert's N.Y. ban for failed Derby test
A federal judge has nullified horse trainer Bob Baffert's suspension, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test.
Jockey Rotz, winner at Preakness, Belmont, dies
John Rotz, a Hall of Fame jockey who won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes during his career, has died at 86. He won 2,907 races during a 20-year career that began in 1953.
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