New York Times Horse Racing

No Shame in Giving Thanks for Some Sports Story Lines

Though misconduct and violence dominated much of the sports landscape this year, a select few stood above the fray and provided reasons to be thankful. Read More...

California Chrome to Race on Turf

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will try turf racing for the first time in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby on Saturday at Del Mar. Read More...

California Chrome Will Race as a 4-Year-Old

California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who finished third in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, will race rather than retire to stud. Read More...

Texas Red Wins in Upset in Juvenile Race

The colt pulled a 13-1 upset in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Rainout at Meadowlands Racetrack

Rain forced the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., to cancel its six-race thoroughbred card scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: In Classic, Bayern Bumps the Favorite, Shared Belief, Then Wins in a Wild Finish

After a contentious start, Bayern turned back California Chrome and held off Toast of New York down the stretch to give the Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first Classic victory. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Picks: Day 2

Win, place and show selections for Saturday’s races at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fluid, Plucky and Injury-Free, a Gelding Faces a New Test

The undefeated Shared Belief is a 9-5 favorite in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, and it could be a defining race for the three-year-old gelding. Read More...

Favored Untapable Rallies to Win Breeders’ Cup Distaff

The three-year-old filly completed an undefeated season against mares and other fillies when she took the Breeders’ Cup Distaff by a length and a quarter at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Picks: Day 1

Win, place and show selections for Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Young Trainer Set to Grow His Standing

Chad Brown has built a powerhouse stable that will be showcased when he sends out 11 starters in the 13-race Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday. Read More...

NBC Extending Breeders’ Cup Deal

The Breeders’ Cup will stay on NBC and NBCSN through 2025, the NBC Sports Group was to announce Thursday. Read More...

A Hall of Fame Jockey Steers a Protégé to Success

Mike Smith, who will ride in the Classic on Saturday in the Breeders’ Cup, has been mentoring Drayden Van Dyke, the leading candidate to win the Eclipse Award as the top apprentice rider in North America. Read More...

American Pharoah, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Favorite, Is Sidelined

American Pharoah’s trainer, Bob Baffert, said he did not believe the horse’s injury, a bruise on his left front foot, was career-threatening. Read More...

Apprentice Jockey’s Death ‘an Unfortunate Accident’

Investigators have found no wrongdoing by jockeys in this week’s death of a 17-year-old apprentice jockey riding at an Indiana horse track. Read More...

Young Jockey Dies After Accident

Juan Saez, a 17-year-old apprentice jockey, died after sustaining head injuries in a riding accident at the Indiana Grand racetrack. Wednesday’s racing there was canceled. Read More...

Jockey Dies After Accident

Juan Saez, a 17-year-old apprentice jockey, died Tuesday night after sustaining head injuries in a riding accident at the Indiana Grand racetrack. Wednesday’s racing there was canceled. Read More...

Wise Dan Out of Breeders’ Cup With Ankle Injury

Wise Dan, a two-time horse of the year, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup because of an ankle injury that probably occurred Oct. 4 in his win in the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland. Read More...

This Leap Is for Horses’ Lives

The Velka Pardubicka, a famous Czech steeplechase race, was run Sunday, and another horse had to be euthanized after falling at the famous obstacle called Taxis Ditch. Read More...

Rainout at Meadowlands Racetrack

Rain forced the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., to cancel its six-race thoroughbred card scheduled for Saturday night. Read More...

Another Ban for Trainer

The trainer Doug O’Neill, who guided I’ll Have Another to a win in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, has been suspended for 135 days and placed on 18 months of probation by the California Horse Racing Board for violating a 2012 decision by the board. Read More...

Cigar Won Many Races and Countless Hearts

Cigar, who died Tuesday at age 24, starred in the mid-1990s amid a 16-race winning streak, but had a much more lasting impact on those who knew him. Read More...

Suffolk Downs Is Put Out to Pasture

There will be no more live racing at the Massachusetts track, which in its heyday hosted crowds of 35,000 people, cheering on legends like Seabiscuit. Read More...

Renewing a Winning Pedigree

After his 2009 success, Sea the Stars is making his mark as a stallion, with his descendant Taghrooda, a 3-year-old filly, among the favorites in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday. Read More...

Longchamp’s Fountain of Youth

Four of the five major contenders this year are 3-year-olds — England’s Taghrooda, Japan’s Harp Star, and France’s Avenir Certain and Ectot — and of those four all but Ectot are fillies. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Bars Trainer

Doug O’Neill, the trainer of the 2012 Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another, will not be allowed to enter horses in this year’s Breeders’ Cup after being suspended by the New York State Gaming Commission in connection with a positive drug... Read More...

Horse Trainer Suspended in New York

The trainer Doug O’Neill, who trained the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, was suspended 45 days and fined $10,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission. Read More...

Tonalist Wins at Belmont Park

Tonalist, the 3-1 favorite, won the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, beating Zivo by one and three-quarters lengths, with Long River third. Read More...

Queen’s Horse Tests Positive for Drug

A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II was stripped of a second-place finish in this year’s prestigious Gold Cup after testing positive for the banned painkiller morphine. Read More...

Champion Pacer Is Retired

The two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous was retired. He won 23 of 33 races and $3.14 million in purses, ranking him 12th among pacers. Read More...

Travers Champion Retires Because of Leg Strain

Will Take Charge, last year’s 3-year-old male champion whose career included wins in the Travers and Pennsylvania Derby, has been retired because of a mild strain in his leg. Read More...

Travers Champion Retires Because of Leg Strain

Will Take Charge, last year’s 3-year-old male champion, whose career included wins in the Travers Stakes and the Pennsylvania Derby, retired because of a mild strain in his leg. Read More...

In Pennsylvania Derby, a Record Run Upstages the Return of California Chrome

Bayern set a track record in Saturday’s race as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, in his first race since June, finished sixth. Read More...

Limelight Beach Wins Brown Jug

Limelight Beach won the Little Brown Jug, beating Let’s Drink on It by a length and a quarter in the second leg of the pacing Triple Crown. Read More...

Chrome, Rested and Renewed, Returns to His Blue-Collar Roots

There is some poetry to choosing the Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday for California Chrome’s return to the racetrack; the colt was built on a blue plate budget, boasts blue-collar roots and has thrived in middle-class ZIP codes. Read More...

Suffolk Downs Set to Close

New England’s only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license. Read More...

Palace Malice, 2013 Belmont Winner, Is Retiring

Palace Malice, the winner of the 2013 Belmont Stakes, is retiring because of a bone bruise in his left hind leg. Read More...

And He’s Off: A Track Legend Calls It a Career

Tom Durkin, who called more than 80,000 horse races with an imaginative and captivating style, worked his final race on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Investigation at Saratoga

There have been 11 horse deaths so far at the Saratoga meeting that ends Monday, up from eight last year, said Scott E. Palmer, the New York State equine medical director. Read More...

In a Tight Travers Finish, a Trainer Can’t Lose

V.E. Day and Wicked Strong, both trained by Jimmy Jerkens, finished one-two in the 145th Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Talented Field for Travers Stakes Will Also Be Missing Some Names

The Belmont winner Tonalist was to be joined by Bayern and Wicked Strong at the 145th edition of the mile-and-a-quarter race at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Lopsided Win at Saratoga

Close Hatches increased her win streak to four races with an authoritative five-length victory in the Grade 1 $500,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Reporting on Racing With Love Beyond Words

For two brothers with a lifelong attachment to horse racing, The Saratoga Special, a weekly trade paper, is a family business and a labor of love. Read More...

Scrutiny Circles Track at Del Mar

The California racetrack will host the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, but its summer meet has been beset by a series of calamities, including the deaths of five horses early on the newly installed turf course. Read More...

Larry Collmus Chosen as New Voice of New York’s Tracks

Collmus, the race caller for NBC’s Triple Crown broadcasts, was hired by NYRA to replace the longtime announcer Tom Durkin. Read More...

With History of Drug Problems, Sport Seeks Intervention

Faced with frequent scandals, horse racing has turned to Congress in an effort to fortify its policies against those who break the rules. Read More...

A Broadcaster Knows Long Shots, and Not Just Those of the Slap Variety

Eddie Olczyk, a former Ranger and current N.H.L. analyst, is moonlighting this summer as a member of NBC Sports Group’s horse racing broadcast team. Read More...

Postcard From Saratoga Springs: Eternal Rest at a Shrine He Enlivened

The Newsday writer Paul Moran, who died of lung cancer in November, instructed that his remains be scattered in the infield at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Colorful Trainer and Suddenly Brilliant Gelding Win the Whitney

Moreno, trained by the salty Eric Guillot, grabbed the lead early and did not let go in a surprise victory against more established opponents, including the favored Palace Malice. Read More...

Trixton Stages an Upset at the Hambletonian

Trixton won the Hambletonian, beating Nuncio by a half-length in the $1.2 million race for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at the New Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Read More...