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More Sports / Horse Racing Sep 30, 2018

Fine Needle jets past pack to claim Sprinters Stakes

Race-favorite Fine Needle came from behind to claim the Sprinters Stakes on Sunday, as Grade 1 racing resumed after a three-month break. Fine Needle, piloted by Yuga Kawada, triumphed at a rainy Nakayama Racecourse in Chiba Prefecture with a late sprint past runner-up Love Kampf. ...

Winx breaks Black Caviar win streak

More Sports / Horse Racing Aug 18, 2018

Winx breaks Black Caviar win streak

Winx smashed legendary sprinter Black Caviar's Australian win record Saturday when she made it 26 in a row at a race named in her honor. The 6-year-old darling of the Australian turf, the world's top-ranked horse, hadn't run since the Queen Elizabeth Stakes in April, ...

Justify aims for Triple Crown glory at Belmont

More Sports / Horse Racing Jun 8, 2018

Justify aims for Triple Crown glory at Belmont

Bob Baffert hopes Justify can gallop into American thoroughbred racing's Hall of Fame on Saturday when he bids to become only the 13th horse in history to complete the Triple Crown at the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. A victory for the unbeaten 3-year-old ...

Mozu Ascot wins Yasuda Kinen in record-tying time

More Sports / Horse Racing Jun 3, 2018

Mozu Ascot wins Yasuda Kinen in record-tying time

Mozu Ascot won the 68th running of the Yasuda Kinen on Sunday for the colt's first Grade One victory. Ninth-favorite Mozu Ascot, ridden by jockey Christophe Lemaire tied the race record of 1 minute, 31.3 seconds set in 2012 by Strong Return. Fifth-pick Aerolithe finished ...

Jour Polaire digs in to win Victoria Mile

More Sports / Horse Racing May 13, 2018

Jour Polaire digs in to win Victoria Mile

Eighth-favorite Jour Polaire bested the all-female pack on the outside Sunday to capture the 13th running of the Victoria Mile and earn her first Grade 1 victory. Jour Polaire, ridden by Hideaki Miyuki, held steady in the middle of the group before outdistancing the leaders ...