New York Times Horse Racing

Wise Dan Wins on Turf at Saratoga

Wise Dan, the reigning horse of the year, won the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

The Hamptons on the Hoof

Drawn by dreams of standing in the winner’s circle, the big money, some of it very new, heads to Saratoga for the races and auctions every August. Read More...

Borel Leads Hall of Fame Class

Jockey Calvin Borel, who won the Kentucky Derby three times in four years, led a class of inductees into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. Read More...

Fox Sports Will Present Horse Racing Package

The 10-date package provides programming for Fox Sports 1 and gives horse racing valuable exposure beyond the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Cross Traffic Wins Whitney Handicap

Cross Traffic repelled the favored Fort Larned and then held off a late bid by Successful Dan to win the Whitney Handicap at Saratoga. Read More...

A Crusader Takes a Break to Be a Fan at the Hambletonian

Jeffrey Gural, who has revitalized the Meadowlands and wants to rid harness racing of illegal drugs, co-owns a horse that will run in the Hambletonian on Saturday. Read More...

Saginaw Wins Again, at Saratoga Race Course

Saginaw won his fifth straight race with a one-and-three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 John Morrissey Purse. The race was his 21st career win. Read More...

Verrazano Back in Conversation for Top 3-Year-Old After Record Haskell Win

Verrazano won the $1 million Haskell Invitational by nine and three-quarter lengths, the largest margin of victory in 46 runnings of Monmouth Park’s signature race. Read More...

Palace Malice Fulfills Promise, Winning Jim Dandy at Saratoga

The colt, trained by Todd Pletcher, continued to put a four-race losing streak and a Kentucky Derby debacle behind, following his Belmont win with another stakes victory. Read More...

Novellist Wins in a Course Record at Ascot

Novellist, a 13-2 shot trained in Germany by Andreas Wohler, won the $928,000 first-place prize in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Read More...

At Saratoga, the People Are as Big a Draw as the Horses

Summer at Saratoga Race Course has meant hope and renewal and history and community for the souls who care deeply about fast horses. Read More...

Unbeaten Colt Captaintreacherous Is Favorite in Meadowlands Pace

Captaintreacherous, the pacer of the year in 2012, will try to keep his undefeated season rolling when he takes on nine rivals in the $635,750 Meadowlands Pace. Read More...

Game On Dude Wins Hollywood Gold Cup for Second Time

Game On Dude led all the way in winning the $500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup by a length, giving the trainer Bob Baffert his fifth victory in the race. Read More...

Meadowlands G.M. Among Those Inducted Into Harness Racing Hall

The first general manager of the Meadowlands Racetrack, the trainer-driver Dick Stillings and five horses are to be inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame on Sunday. Read More...

Off-Track Betting, Off Staten Island

With the city’s betting parlors closed, many horseplayers make the trip to Winners, just across the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey. Read More...

Trading Leather Wins Irish Derby

Trading Leather, a 6-1 shot ridden by Kevin Manning and trained by Jim Bolger, won the Irish Derby ahead of Galileo Rock at the Curragh racecourse in County Kildare. Read More...

Trainers Are Drawn to Britain for Racing’s Prestige

While American interest in horse racing peaks during the Triple Crown races each year, the sport commands the attention of Britons all season long. Read More...

Lethal Force Wins Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Ascot

Lethal Force sprinted to victory by two lengths in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, the headline race on the fifth and final day of Royal Ascot in England. Read More...

Favorite Is Upset at Belmont Park

Close Hatches beat the 1-5 favorite Dreaming of Julia by seven and one-quarter lengths to win the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. Read More...

Queen Elizabeth’s Horse Wins at Royal Ascot

Queen Elizabeth’s horse Estimate won the Royal Ascot Gold Cup. It was the first time a reigning monarch’s horse had claimed victory in the race’s 207-year history. Read More...

Animal Kingdom Falls Flat at Ascot

A winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Dubai World Cup, the horse finished 11th on Tuesday in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, his final race. Read More...

One Victory Away From Racing History

Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, could make history in the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot, where no American-trained horse has ever won. Read More...

Hard Times for Sport of Kings in Ancestral Home

Despite its rich heritage, financial concerns plague horse racing in Britain. Read More...

Fort Larned Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth

Fort Larned won the $536,300 Grade I Stephen Foster Handicap by six and a quarter lengths over Golden Ticket at Churchill Downs. Read More...

For a Horse of the World, a Finale in a Regal Race

The American racehorse Animal Kingdom, a Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner, is the favorite in his final race, the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. Read More...

High Stakes on the Track and Off at Chantilly

The Prix de Diane is the most important annual test in France for 3-year-old fillies and is a fixture on the early summer social calendar in France. Read More...

Chantilly Hippodrome Goes From the Brink to Top Training Site

After a 20-year effort spearheaded by the Aga Khan, Chantilly has become not only France's top training center but also one of the best in the world. Read More...

Hambletonian Race Site to Remain at Meadowlands

The Hambletonian trotting race will remain at the Meadowlands Racetrack through 2018. Read More...

Milestone for Jockey

Jockey John Velazquez reached 5,000 career North American victories, at Belmont Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Is Staying Put at Santa Anita

The Breeders’ Cup will remain at Santa Anita in California in 2014, for the third consecutive year. Read More...

No Triple Crown, but Three Worthy Champions

The Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont winners, along with their handlers, represent the good in horse racing and give the sport a summer to look forward to. Read More...

Horses Don’t Care if the Jockey’s a Woman

The question is starting to wear on Rosie Napravnik, the way it did — and still does — on Julie Krone: what is it like being a female jockey? Read More...

Palace Malice, a Long Shot, Rewards a Promoter for His Patience

Cot Campbell took a chance on the trainer Todd Pletcher in 1996, and the decision paid off Saturday when Palace Malice, owned by Dogwood Stable and trained by Pletcher, won the Belmont. Read More...

Happy Belmont Day

Dean Chang writes that “one particularly enduring, comfortable bond that I share with my parents is tied to one thing: gambling on horse racing.” Read More...

Weather Muddles Belmont Outlook

Rain has added another twist to Saturday’s mile-and-a-half Belmont Stakes, but several contenders should benefit from a wet track. Read More...

A Flashy Trainer Is Enjoying a Renaissance

A horse trainer once known for his flashy ways has adopted a lower-key approach and is again a force on the sport’s biggest stages. Read More...

Orb Draws No. 5 Post and Is Favored

Orb, the Kentucky Derby winner, was made the 3-1 morning line favorite in the field of 14 starters for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Arabian Horses Provide Pride and Profit for Kurds in Turkey

Turkey produces racehorses under a state-sponsored program designed to protect the pure Arabian bloodstock, which is considered a cultural heritage of the Ottoman Empire. Read More...

Filly Will Face the Boys, and Resemble Them

A filly named Unlimited Budget — a daughter of Street Sense, the 2007 Kentucky Derby winner — will line up alongside as many as 13 male rivals and do her best to become the winner of the grueling, mile and half marathon that is the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Kentucky Derby Winner Looks Sharp and Will Join the Belmont’s Field

The winner of the Derby, Orb, had a solid workout, setting up a contest with the Preakness winner Oxbow and as many as five Todd Pletcher-trained entrants. Read More...

Ruler of the World Wins at Epsom

Ruler of the World won the English Derby by one and a half lengths, with the favorite, Dawn Approach, finishing 11th. Read More...

Long Shot Wins Oaks in England

Talent, ridden by Richard Hughes, was the surprising winner of the English Oaks at Epsom on the first day of the two-day Derby meeting. Read More...

Napravnik Is Likely to Break a Triple Crown Barrier

Rosie Napravnik is set to become the first female jockey to ride in all three Triple Crown races in the same year. Read More...

Dubai Ruler Outlaws Use of Steroids in Horse Racing

Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum made the use of steroids on racehorses a criminal offense across the United Arab Emirates. Read More...

More Horses Test Positive for Steroids

Seven more horses owned by the Godolphin stable, owned by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, tested positive for steroids, the British racing authorities said. Read More...

A Sport Less in Need of a Strong Runner Than a Strong Voice

Before issues like the treatment of animals can be adequately addressed, the horse racing industry must appoint a single leadership figure to standardize rules and regulations. Read More...

Raising Bar for Female Jockeys

Rosie Napravnik, who recorded the highest finish by a woman in the Kentucky Derby, again raised the bar for women in the Preakness, guiding Mylute home in third. Read More...

Orb Fails to Deliver for Baltimore-Born Owner

For Stuart S. Janney III, a Preakness victory would have mattered as much as his horse’s winning run in the Kentucky Derby. But Orb slipped to a surprising fourth place. Read More...

Two Kings of Racing Spoil Orb’s Bid for Crown

Oxbow cruised to an easy victory at the Preakness Stakes, giving the trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 14th Triple Crown race victory and jockey Gary Stevens his third Preakness win. The heavily favored Orb finished fourth. Read More...

At Preakness, Orb’s Challengers Include Childhood Friend

The Kentucky Derby winner Orb and one of his Preakness rivals, Departing, were yearlings together in Kentucky. Read More...