New York Times Horse Racing

After American Pharoah’s Close Loss, Bob Baffert Has Plan for Redemption

Baffert said he was disappointed but satisfied with his colt’s gritty performance on Saturday and made it clear that he wanted him to race one last time, in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

American Pharoah Is Calm Amid the Saratoga Storm

As he prepared for the Travers Stakes, the Triple Crown winner took the adulation and attention in stride. Read More...

Keen Ice Defeats American Pharoah at Travers Stakes

Keen Ice defeated American Pharoah at the racetrack known as the Graveyard of Champions that had buried the previous three Triple Crown Champions before Saturday’s race. Read More...

American Pharoah Awes Saratoga Springs on Eve of Travers

American Pharoah, the Triple Crown champion, is a 1-5 favorite at the New York racetrack known as the Graveyard of Champions for humbling previous Triple Crown winners, including Gallant Fox, Secretariat and Affirmed. Read More...

Eric Cancel, an Apprentice Jockey at Saratoga, Listens and Learns

Cancel, 19, is the new kid in the jockeys’ room, and while his success has been gratifying, the lessons from other jockeys about professionalism have been invaluable. Read More...

American Pharoah Is 1-5 Morning-Line Favorite in Travers Stakes

The Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has not lost since his debut more than a year ago, winning eight straight races with one breathtaking performance after another. Read More...

Jess’s Dream Aces His Debut at Saratoga

The horse, the first foal out of the 2009 horse of the year, Rachel Alexandra, swept past six rivals to win in a mile and an eighth. Read More...

American Pharoah to Race in Travers Stakes at Saratoga

The colt impressed his trainer, Bob Baffert, with a sizzling workout early Sunday morning, but Saratoga Race Course has earned the nickname the Graveyard of Champions. Read More...

Mare Wins Breeders’ Cup Spot

Beholder, the 2-1 favorite, ran one and a quarter miles in 1 minute 59.77 seconds and earned an automatic berth in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Erinn Higgins Is Still Caring for Horses, as a Regulator

Higgins, 27, is the first woman to serve as a steward for the New York Racing Association, which includes Saratoga. Read More...

Filly Wins at Saratoga

Simple Surprise made her grass debut a winning one, hanging on for a one-length victory over Celestial Sighting in the $100,000 Bolton Landing for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

The Pizza Man Wins the Arlington Million

The Pizza Man edged Big Blue Kitten by half a length for his third straight win. Read More...

John A. Nerud, Hall of Fame Thoroughbred Trainer, Dies at 102

Nerud saddled more than 1,000 winners, including 27 in stakes races, and named his greatest horse, Dr. Fager, after the neurosurgeon who saved his life. Read More...

Pinkman Holds Off Filly to Win the Hambletonian

Pinkman held off Mission Brief down the stretch and won the biggest event in harness racing, preventing her from becoming the first filly to win the race since 1996. Read More...

Mission Brief, Safe Bet Among Fillies, Takes On Challenge of Hambletonian

Mission Brief is passing up the Hambetonian Oaks to try to become the first filly since 1996 to win Saturday’s main event, the most prestigious race for trotters. Read More...

A Troubled Jockey’s Full Legacy Is on Display

Chris Antley, who died in 2000 and is being inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame on Friday, was known for his success on the track and his struggles off it. Read More...

American Pharoah Steers Clear of Route of Past Triple Crown Winners

American Pharoah’s post-Belmont campaign hardly follows the pattern of past Triple Crown winners, who went on to win 92 races in 162 more starts. Pharoah may race two or three more times. Read More...

American Pharoah Wins Haskell Invitational

American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years, became the eighth horse to win his next start after sweeping the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont. Read More...

Year After Heartbreak, Happiness in the Stable and the Cradle

A devastating scratch at 2014’s Kentucky Derby was followed by a run of luck that led to American Pharoah’s Triple Crown victory, another racer’s successful return and the arrival of an unexpected bundle of joy. Read More...

Ugliness Is Unavoidable for American Pharoah

There’s a very good argument to make that American Pharoah has earned his right to spend the rest of his life in the stallion barn, far away from the track and the prospect of injury or even death Read More...

Texas Red Prevails at Saratoga

Texas Red took the lead from Japan with an eighth of a mile left and held off Frosted to win the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy by a half-length at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Racetracks Open Their Wallets in Attempt to Attract American Pharoah

The first Triple Crown champion in 37 years is a star attraction whose presence would lift attendance and handle and boost publicity. Read More...

Rolling Out the Red Carpet for American Pharoah

The Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived for the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Read More...

American Pharoah Has a Secure Spot in History, but a Tricky Future

The ultimate goal for the Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Oct. 31 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. But deciding on the best path to get him there is difficult because of three distinct interests. Read More...

American Pharoah’s Drill

The Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had his first workout at Del Mar, Calif., in preparation for his next start in the Haskell Invitational in New Jersey. Read More...

Congressmen Propose Antidoping Agency for Horse Racing

Under the proposed legislation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency would create the agency to run a nationwide antidoping program starting in 2017. Read More...

Bill Would Save Horse Racing From No. 1 Threat: Itself

To try to save horse racing and its magnificent athletes, a bill to create a national antidoping agency for horse racing in the United States was introduced. Read More...

American Pharoah Set for Haskell

American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2. Read More...

Horse Trainer Faces Labor Case

Steve Asmussen was accused of not paying overtime to grooms and hot walkers since at least 2012, Read More...

Holding Back Tears After American Pharoah’s Triple Crown

Donna Brothers, a racing analyst for NBC and a former jockey, had to check her emotions while covering American Pharoah’s Triple Crown victory. Read More...

Bill Cunningham | Classy Topper

Men have a new knot: the bow tie, which has been spotted at polo matches, at the Belmont Stakes, at picnics and at dance events. Read More...

A Record Ninth Victory at Royal Ascot

The English jockey Ryan Moore, 31, broke a postwar record when he claimed his ninth victory of this week’s Royal Ascot flat meeting in London. Read More...

At Royal Ascot, the Dress Codes Keep the Crowds Elegant

The five days of horse racing are fine, but so is the accompanying fashion display, which has strict rules and culminates on Ladies’ Day. Read More...

California Chrome’s Overseas Trip Hits a Detour

After a minor injury forced the reigning American Horse of the Year to miss his start at Royal Ascot, his trainer and co-owner remained optimistic about his next start. Read More...

A Challenge Too Great for California Chrome?

Preparing to race at Royal Ascot this week, Perry Martin, majority owner of the famous American colt, has been accused by some people of asking too much of his modestly bred horse. Read More...

‘Mad Genius From America’ Sets His Sights on England’s Racecourses

But the U.S.-based trainer Wesley Ward knows that renewing his success at Royal Ascot this week depends on the weather. Read More...

Me, My Dad and American Pharoah

The end of a 37-year Triple Crown drought brings with it a flood of memories of Sundays at the race track with Dad. Read More...

30,000 Fans Greet American Pharoah in Festive Return to Churchill Downs

Cloaked in white cloth, American Pharoah was paraded like a war hero at the racetrack where he began his path to horse racing immortality with a win in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

In France, It’s Ladies First as Fillies Trump Colts

Unlike elsewhere, races for females are more popular than those for males in France, mainly because the French Oaks for 3-year-old fillies has been the proving ground for stars with staying power. Read More...

Queen’s Jewel, a Chestnut Gem in Prix De Diane Field

A textbook example of a champion racehorse, 3-year-old filly is undefeated in all of her three starts and is a favorite to win on Sunday at Chantilly. Read More...

Belmont Ticketholders Hope to Cash In Online

More than 90,000 winning tickets from American Pharoah’s Triple Crown victory are unclaimed, with many bettors guessing their ticket is worth far more behind a frame, or on eBay. Read More...

Bob Baffert Weighs Options With American Pharoah

It appears the early leaders in the sweepstakes to have the Triple Crown winner American Pharoah appear at their racetracks are Monmouth Park in New Jersey and Saratoga in upstate New York. Read More...

Belmont Payouts Await

More than 95 percent of the $2 wagers placed on American Pharoah had yet to be collected. Read More...

After American Pharoah’s Runaway, Pondering Whether to Quit While Ahead

American Pharoah’s owner and trainer, Ahmed Zayat and Bob Baffert, “owe it to the sport” to keep running horse racing’s new ambassador. Read More...

Affirmed’s Owner and Jockey Share in a Celebration, 37 Years After Their Own

Patrice Wolfson and Steve Cauthen, whose Triple Crown feat went unmatched for decades, expressed admiration for American Pharoah and his team. Read More...

American Pharoah’s Triumph, Deftly Covered From Start to Finish

NBC’s prerace broadcast seemed long, but in the end, the network’s Belmont Stakes coverage was worthy of a Triple Crown victory. Read More...

Amid the Mud and Straw, Workers on the Backstretch Savor a Special Day

At a distance from the crowd and the pageantry, the rarely seen horse people at Belmont Park gathered to watch the historic run of American Pharoah on Saturday. Read More...

A Stooper at Belmont Chases the Jackpot

Frankie Abbate scoops up betting slips at the racetrack in hopes of finding a few winners that bettors discarded prematurely or in error. Read More...

Divine Intervention Is a Hope, Not a Horse, in the Belmont Stakes

American Pharoah’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, paid homage at the grave site of a Jewish leader who, some believe, has the ear of a higher power. Read More...