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 ...

American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

Jun 7, 2015

American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

Finally, a Triple Crown winner, and after 37 years of waiting, this one was never in doubt. American Pharoah led all the way, winning the Belmont Stakes by 5½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first horse since 1978 to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness ...

Favorite Duramente wins Japanese Derby in record time

May 31, 2015

Favorite Duramente wins Japanese Derby in record time

First choice Duramente won the Japanese Derby in record time on Sunday to close in on the Japanese triple crown, a feat accomplished by only seven horses in the long history of the sport. Duramente, ridden by two-time Derby winner Mirco Demuro, added to ...

Gold Ship sails to spring Tenno-sho crown

May 3, 2015

Gold Ship sails to spring Tenno-sho crown

Norihiro Yokoyama’s calming performance in the saddle led Gold Ship to the spring Tenno-sho title and his sixth career Grade 1 victory on Sunday. The temperamental 6-year-old went off as the second choice behind Kizuna, crossing the post in 3 minutes, 14.7 seconds over ...

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2015

American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite. After a while, those close calls started taking a toll. Even for a three-time Derby winner. “When you get beat like that, ...

Legendary jockey McCoy to ride off into sunset

Apr 24, 2015

Legendary jockey McCoy to ride off into sunset

After nearly 4,350 winners, more than 1,000 falls, 20 straight jockey titles and countless broken bones, Tony McCoy will end his record-shattering career on the aptly named Box Office on Saturday. There are sure to be emotional scenes at Sandown — a racecourse just ...

Toho Jackal shatters Kikka-sho record by 1.7 seconds

Oct 26, 2014

Toho Jackal shatters Kikka-sho record by 1.7 seconds

Toho Jackal won the last race of the Japanese Triple Crown in astounding fashion with a record-breaking victory in the Kikka-sho on Sunday. Third choice Toho Jackal took 1.7 seconds off the previous race record held by Song of Wind, clocking 3 minute, 1.0 ...

Shonan Pandora stuns Nuovo Record in Shuka-sho

Oct 19, 2014

Shonan Pandora stuns Nuovo Record in Shuka-sho

Shonan Pandora heisted the last jewel in the Japanese filly’s triple crown from heavy favorite Nuovo Record with victory in the Shuka-sho on Sunday. Third choice Shonan Pandora edged Japanese Oaks winner Nuovo Record by a neck, cutting a winning time of 1 minute, ...

Fukunaga eyes Arc glory

Oct 2, 2014

Fukunaga eyes Arc glory

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is regarded as the greatest prize in racing by the Japanese and two-time champion jockey Yuichi Fukunaga hopes he finally delivers it to them when he rides the hotly fancied Just A Way at Longchamp on Sunday. The ...