New York Times Horse Racing

Chris Antley Named to Horse Racing Hall of Fame

Antley, a jockey who twice won the Kentucky Derby, was elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, along with the thoroughbreds Lava Man and Xtra Heat and the trainer King Leatherbury. Read More...

One Lucky Dane Won’t Run Derby

One Lucky Dane is out of the field for next month’s Kentucky Derby after injuring himself during a workout at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

Churchill Downs Bans Selfie Sticks

Churchill Downs, which is set to host the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2, has banned the pole-like contraptions that allow people a longer reach to snap their self-portraits. Read More...

Wire-to-Wire Champions Besides Jordan Spieth

Spieth is the fifth Masters tournament winner to be alone at the top of the leaderboard after each round. Other sports also have notable wire-to-wire champions. Read More...

The Kentucky Derby Dartboard: Week 3

Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert weigh in on some of the contenders for the 141st Kentucky Derby, which is set to be run May 2. Read More...

Distinctive Victory for Jockey

Leighton Aspell became the first jockey in 61 years to win back-to-back Grand Nationals on different horses by riding Many Clouds to victory in the world’s most grueling jumps race. Read More...

5-Year-Old Wins a Grade I

Jack Milton stormed from outside entering the stretch and took charge for his first Grade I win in the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky Read More...

Beholder Takes Santa Lucia Stakes for 11th Win

The two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder won the $75,000 Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita. Read More...

The Kentucky Derby Dartboard: Week 2

Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert weigh in on some of the contenders for the 141st Kentucky Derby, which is set to be run May 2. Read More...

Headed to the Derby? Here’s What to Do in Louisville, Ky.

In the city, the Kentucky Derby is an occasion to throw a two-week party from April 18 to May 1, ahead of the big day on May 2. Read More...

Dortmund Romps to 6-0, Rising as a Kentucky Derby Favorite

Dortmund overcame a stumble out of the gate to lead every step of the way in an emphatic victory at the Santa Anita Derby, and remained undefeated. Read More...

At 54, Jockey Is Closer Than Ever to a Kentucky Derby With El Kabeir

C.C. Lopez will try for his lone Grade I victory and the chance to reach his first Kentucky Derby when he rides El Kabeir in the Wood Memorial on Saturday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Dortmund, Leading Derby Contender, Is Horse Discoverer’s Latest Star

Donato Lanni arrived in Lexington, Ky., in 1996 with a lifelong dream but no connections, and made himself one of the most sought-after thoroughbred scouts in North America. Read More...

NYRA Bars Official and Jockeys’ Agents During Investigation

A clocker and two jockey agents were told their privileges were revoked until an investigation into allegations of unlawful access to a computer system is concluded. Read More...

Next Stop for California Chrome: Royal Ascot

California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes last year, is heading to England, having been confirmed as a runner in the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in June. Read More...

Despite Inexperience, Materiality Wins Florida Derby With Stretch Run

Materiality, facing graded stakes competition for the first time in his third career race, outslugged Upstart and won by one and a half lengths. Read More...

In Dubai, an American’s Racing Dreams Come True

Doug Watson rose from mucking stalls in Illinois to become one of the top trainers in Dubai, where on Saturday he will saddle Candy Boy in the $10 million World Cup. Read More...

Modern Track in Dubai Enters an Old-School New Era

After American horses stayed away, Meydan Racecourse drops its synthetic surface in favor of dirt for Dubai World Cup. Read More...

In Derby Run-Up, Todd Pletcher Again Has Numbers on His Side

The trainer is expected to run some talented horses in the Kentucky Derby prep races, but his 1-for-40 Derby history underscores how perilous the month ahead may be. Read More...

Teenage Snowbirds? Just Part of Being a Young Equestrian

The Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Fla. draws elite young riders from the New York area. Read More...

Allen Jerkens, ‘Giant Killer’ of Horse Racing, Dies at 85

Mr. Jerkens, a Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer who was renowned for pulling upsets, trained colts that beat Secretariat twice in 1973 after his Triple Crown victory. Read More...

American Pharoah Wins in Hot Springs

American Pharoah, last year’s 2-year-old champion, made his return to the track appear easy, winning the Rebel Stakes in Hot Springs, Ark., by six and a quarter lengths. Read More...

Close Victory for Dodging Bullets

Dodging Bullets held on for a victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase as Sprinter Sacre, a popular former winner, was pulled up on the second day of the Cheltenham Festival in England. Read More...

Cheltenham Festival Starts in England

The trainer Willie Mullins and the jockey Ruby Walsh combined to win three of four races at the Cheltenham Festival in England, including the Champion Hurdle, the opening day main event. Read More...

Winter Racing Is Staying at Aqueduct, but Not All the Horses Are

A prominent owner decided against sending a Kentucky Derby hopeful to Aqueduct Racetrack for the Gotham Stakes in the wake of 14 equine fatalities and 15 cancellations at the track since Dec. 3. Read More...

Dortmund Improves to 5-0

Dortmund won the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes in Arcadia, Calif., by one and a quarter lengths to improve to 5-0 and solidify his status as a threat for the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

10 Are Finalists for Horse Racing Hall of Fame

The jockeys Chris Antley, Victor Espinoza and Craig Perret are among the 10 finalists for election to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Read More...

Jerry Lambert, Jockey Who Won Over 2,500 Races, Dies at 74

Lambert was the regular rider of the Hall of Fame gelding Native Diver, and together they won Hollywood Gold Cups in 1965, ’66 and ’67. Read More...

In Derby Warm-Up Race, a Favorite Is Disqualified

Itsaknockout was awarded a victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes after Upstart, who had finished first, was disqualified for impeding Itsaknockout during the race. Read More...

Nick Zito Yearns to Revive Stable and Recapture the Glory of the Big Races

Zito, the Hall of Fame trainer, will learn Saturday whether he has a player for the Kentucky Derby when Frammento runs in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Read More...

In Home Stretch of Career, A.P. McCoy Leaves Victories, and Carnage, Behind

Like many champions, A.P. McCoy has little idea what life might bring after he retires. Read More...

Win No. 5,000 for Jockey

The Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens rode his 5,000th winner in North America in a $58,000 feature at the Santa Anita track in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

Shared Belief Edges California Chrome in Showdown at Santa Anita Park

California Chrome was the people’s choice at the San Antonio Stakes, but the bettors’ choice was Shared Belief, who went off at even money to take his eighth victory in nine starts. Read More...

Owners Delay the Retirement of Top Horses, and Fans Are Grateful

All 10 horses in the season-ending National Thoroughbred Racing Association poll for premier 3-year-olds remain in training and are expected to race this year, setting up several appealing events. Read More...

Jockeys on Screens Only at Aqueduct

Aqueduct canceled the Saturday card because of cold temperatures and high winds in the New York area. Read More...

Raced to Death at the Big A

New emergency measures are in place at Aqueduct Racetrack. More may be needed. Read More...

Horses’ Deaths at Aqueduct Prompt New Rules

At the racetrack’s current winter meet, the breakdown rate has been more than four times the national average. Read More...

California Chrome Is Named Horse of the Year

California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes last year, picked up two Eclipse Awards, including horse of the year. Read More...

California Chrome Is Finalist for Horse of the Year Award

California Chrome, Bayern and Main Sequences are finalists for the honor, which will be unveiled when the Eclipse Awards are announced Saturday. Read More...

Trainers Cleared in Cruelty Case

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Steve Asmussen and Scott Blasi did not abuse horses as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had charged. Read More...

Aqueduct Cancels Card

Aqueduct canceled the Saturday program, the fourth straight card affected by the cold snap in the New York area. Read More...

Eclipse Finalists Include California Chrome and Bayern

California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner; Bayern, the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner; and Main Sequence, the Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, are the finalists for horse of the year at the Eclipse Awards. Read More...

Photographs at Aqueduct Racetrack: Where Horses Race, but No One Wins

When the photographer Theo Zierock looked beyond the excitement of horse racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, he found a building populated by lonely old men. Read More...

In a Position Beyond His Control

A flight attendant’s mishap foils the usual early-morning flight plan for the chief operating officer of the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Close Finish at Welsh Race

Emperor’s Choice, trained by Venetia Williams, won the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. Read More...

Reno Rebel Earns Victory at Los Alamitos

Reno Rebel led for most of the race and won on the closing day of the winter meet at Los Alamitos by a length and a half to earn the $48,406. Read More...

Tom Durkin, Retired Announcer, to Receive Eclipse Award

The retired track announcer Tom Durkin will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit given by the thoroughbred industry. Read More...

What’s Age Got to Do With It?

The 8-year-old Cirrus des Aigles, the leading European-trained money-earner ever, has become a yardstick by which other racehorses are measured. Read More...

John Moore, an Accidental Kind of Trainer

Mr. Moore is the most successful horse trainer in Hong Kong history, by victories and earnings. He was there from the start, when the city’s professional era began in October 1971. Read More...

No Longer Fearful, a Trainer Presides Over an Empire

Ron Burke inherited his father’s training business and became the first harness racing trainer to earn $100 million in purses won. Read More...