Japanese horse A Shin Hikari wins Hong Kong Cup

Dec 13, 2015

Japanese horse A Shin Hikari wins Hong Kong Cup

Japan’s A Shin Hikari swept to victory on Sunday and a prize of 14.25 million Hong Kong dollars ($1.84 million) at the Hong Kong International Races, one of the world’s richest meetings. Veteran jockey Yutaka Take led from the start and finished the course ...

Dec 6, 2015

Sambista captures Champions Cup

Twelfth favorite Sambista surged clear up the straight for a 1-1/2 length victory at the Champions Cup on Sunday. Italian jockey Mirco Demuro steered the 6-year-old mare to her first-ever G1 victory on the JRA circuit in a time of 1 minute, 50.4 seconds ...

Shonan Pandora shocks favorite at Japan Cup

Nov 29, 2015

Shonan Pandora shocks favorite at Japan Cup

Long-shot Shonan Pandora stunned favorite Lovely Day to win the Japan Cup by a nose Sunday, keeping the trophy out of the hands of foreigners for a 10th successive year. The four-year-old 9/1 bet produced an electrifying finish in the home straight to beat ...

Payne makes history at Melbourne Cup

Nov 3, 2015

Payne makes history at Melbourne Cup

Michelle Payne became the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday when she rode the 100-1 outsider Prince of Penzance to victory in Australia’s richest horse race. Payne pushed the six-year-old Prince of Penzance through a narrow gap in the straight ...

Oct 3, 2015

Take rides to 300th victory in graded races

Yutaka Take became the first jockey to win 300 graded races, when he captured the G3 Sirius Stakes aboard Awardee on Saturday. The 46-year-old Take has rewritten one record after another since his debut in 1987, with Saturday’s win at Hanshin Racecourse the 3,758th ...

American Pharoah makes victorious return

Aug 3, 2015

American Pharoah makes victorious return

A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown. “This horse, he just keeps bringing ...

Jul 15, 2015

American Pharoah returns to training in California

American Pharoah arrived at Del Mar Race Track on Tuesday to begin training for next month’s Haskell Invitational in New Jersey. The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years even accomplished another rarity on his journey down from Santa Anita — avoiding summer traffic ...

Jul 3, 2015

American Pharoah to race in Haskell Invitational

American Pharoah is headed to the Jersey Shore. As expected, racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park. Owner Ahmed Zayat said on Thursday the decision to ...

Jul 1, 2015

Racehorse great Kauto Star dies

Kauto Star, the two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who was one of Britain’s greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock. Laura Collett, who rode Kauto Star in dressage following his retirement ...

Jun 19, 2015

American Pharoah back in California

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned home to Santa Anita in California and was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers, including Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts. After a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a police escort from Ontario Airport to Hall of Fame trainer Bob ...

Jun 9, 2015

90,000 don't cash Belmont tickets

Souvenirs, everyone? A $2 ticket on American Pharoah to win the Belmont Stakes may be worth a lot more money later than now. Or, people are hanging on to their own little piece of horse racing history. Or selling them online. Two days after ...