HORSE racing's Triple Crown will look different this year from start to finish.The Belmont Stakes will be run before the Kentucky Derby and Preakness for the first time and take place at a shorter distance. It will lead off ...
May 20, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Secretariat is the early 7-2 favorite for this weekend's virtual Kentucky Derby, an animated race between all 13 Triple Crown winners on the day the Derby would have been held before the coronavirus pandemic postponed it.The ...
Apr 30, 2020
MIAMI - If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there.And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender.Tiz the Law ran ...
Mar 29, 2020
NEW ORLEANS - Wells Bayou took an early lead and held off NY Traffic to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby by a head on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) in one of the few US sporting events to continue as scheduled amid the ...
Mar 22, 2020
HORSE racing is quickly learning it is not totally immune to the effects the coronavirus pandemic has had on other sports, and now it's grappling with the risks of continuing operations.The Louisiana Derby for now is still set for ...
Mar 21, 2020
THE Great Depression and World War I and World War II didn't stop the Kentucky Derby, a race that has been run without interruption since it began in 1875.But for the first time in 75 years, it will miss ...
Mar 18, 2020
ONE of the prep races for the Kentucky Derby has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The $700,000 Sunland Derby on March 22 in New Mexico was called off on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), according to a report in the ...
Mar 16, 2020
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Jockey Luis Saez was suspended for 15 days for failing to control Maximum Security and causing interference that resulted in the horse's historic disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner.The decision by the Kentucky stewards was announced by ...
May 14, 2019
AFTER being declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby by disqualification, Country House will not run in the Preakness because of illness, ending any chance of a Triple Crown this year.Trainer Bill Mott said on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) the long ...
May 8, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has denied the appeal of Maximum Security's disqualification as Kentucky Derby winner for interference, saying the stewards' decision is not subject to appeal.The commission's letter to attorney D. Barry ...
May 7, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, 65-1 shot Country ...
May 5, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all.He picked up the mount on 30-1 shot Cutting Humor, trained by Todd Pletcher, race officials said on Friday (Saturday, Manila time).The 53-year- ...
May 4, 2019
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LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The pain of seeing Cavonnier get beat by a nose in his first Kentucky Derby nearly kept trainer Bob Baffert from returning to Churchill Downs.He figured he would never again have a horse good enough to win on the ...
May 2, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy this weekend.Court is 58, which is a lot of candles on the birthday cake for someone still participating in ...
May 2, 2019
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Suddenly, the Kentucky Derby is wide open.Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched because of a breathing problem on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time), leaving a pair of Hall of Famers on the sideline - trainer Richard Mandella and jockey Mike Smith. ...
May 2, 2019
ARCADIA, California - Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza has returned to exercising horses at Santa Anita for the first time since being seriously injured in a training accident last summer.The 46-year-old rider was aboard St. Joe Bay for trainer ...
Jan 6, 2019
NEW YORK - Justify led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 1-¾ lengths and become horse racing's 13th Triple Crown champion and second in four years.The chestnut colt is the second undefeated colt to sweep the Kentucky ...
Jun 10, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Mike Smith showed how he got his nickname."Big Money Mike" came up with another impressive victory, this time aboard Justify in the Kentucky Derby. He has won in many ways, but on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) all it took ...
May 6, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - After five relatively easy victories, Monomoy Girl proved it could also handle challenges in the Kentucky Oaks.The filly first overcame an outside post start before gutting out a close win to maintain its hot start.Monomoy Girl took charge ...
May 5, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Bob Baffert had no chance to fret over the Kentucky Derby draw.By the time the Hall of Fame trainer managed to get into Churchill Downs, the process was halfway done and Justify had landed in the No. 7 post ...
May 2, 2018
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