New York Times Horse Racing

One Last Shot for the Voice of Racing

The Belmont track announcer Tom Durkin has called seven Triple Crown attempts and may still see a victorious effort before he retires later this year. Read More...

Belmont Park Braces for a Triple Crown Crowd

Elbow room is often plentiful at Belmont Park, but more than 100,000 fans are expected to pack the grandstand and thousands more are likely to crowd the backyard paddock this Saturday. Read More...

Amid Crown Chase, a Battle for Racing’s Soul

Lasix, a diuretic that reduces bleeding in horses’ respiratory systems, is at the center of a struggle pitting owners and breeders against trainers and veterinarians. Read More...

Underdog Seeks Jump From Second to Spoiler

Ride On Curlin was not coveted by many bidders as a yearling in 2012, but under the trainer Billy Gowan, he has developed into a threat to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Read More...

The Race Not Run

I’ll Have Another has settled in at a Japanese breeding farm, two years after an injury cost him a shot at a Triple Crown. Read More...

An Impressive Workout by California Chrome Electrifies Belmont Park

California Chrome ran through his only significant workout on Saturday, a week before he takes aim at the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Triple Crown Bid Is a Long-Awaited Anniversary Gift

It is thought that the final leg of the Triple Crown requires a special style and “a high cruising speed.” No horse has won all three races since 1978. Read More...

Pushing to Change the Triple Crown’s Grueling Schedule

There is growing momentum in the horse racing world to change the schedule so that the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes are spread out over three months. Read More...

At Belmont, No Bets on Race Weather

The weather may be the biggest challenge facing California Chrome as he tries to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Read More...

Belmont Park Hopes Old Song Will Break Triple Crown Drought

“Sidewalks of New York,” which was once considered the city’s anthem and until 1997 introduced the running of the Belmont Stakes, is coming back this year. Read More...

Intense Holiday Retires Prior to Belmont

Intense Holiday, who finished 12th in the Kentucky Derby on May 3 and was being pointed toward the Belmont Stakes on June 7, was retired from racing Tuesday, the owner Starlight Racing said. Read More...

California Chrome Has Training Run

California Chrome galloped again in preparations for the Belmont Stakes, while a new contender trained by Todd Pletcher emerged for the last leg of the Triple Crown. Read More...

In a Father’s Footsteps, Chasing a Triple Crown

After lasting as a jockey for three years, Alan Sherman followed his father Art into horse training and is now the assistant trainer for California Chrome. Read More...

And … They’re Off (Fingers Crossed)

California Chrome, the Triple Crown candidate, has four white feet, a bad omen at the racetrack, where superstitions are more prevalent than horses. Read More...

Horse Dies in Fall at Churchill Downs

A racehorse died at Churchill Downs after a fall that her trainer blamed on the sound of a starting-gate bell blaring on the Louisville track’s new sound system. Read More...

California Chrome Shows Star Quality in New York Arrival

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was the object of attention when he arrived at Belmont Park, and he seemed to take it all in stride. Read More...

Ruling Clears Way for California Chrome to Run in Belmont

State racing stewards in New York agreed to discontinue their ban on the 4-by-6-inch breathing aid, allowing the colt to race with one in the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Looking for a Sure Thing in the Belmont Stakes? Bet on NBC

With California Chrome striving to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years, the network will be a winner no matter the outcome. Read More...

Savoring the Magic, One Run at a Time

At the post-Preakness news conference, California Chrome’s co-owner, trainer and jockey were buoyant, clearly having fun and enjoying their fairy-tale run. Read More...

California Chrome’s Nasal Strip Could Be an Issue in Belmont

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner is unbeaten while wearing a nasal strip, but the New York stewards disallowed the breathing aid for a previous Triple Crown contender. Read More...

Horse Racing Holds Its Breath Over a Nasal Strip

California Chrome’s owners and New York racing officials need to reach an agreement on whether the colt, trying to win the Triple Crown, can compete in the Belmont Stakes with a breathing aid. Read More...

Two California Chrome Owners Who Aren’t Fond of Spotlight Choose to Stay Behind

After a less than enjoyable experience at the Kentucky Derby, Perry and Denise Martin planned to catch up on business and watch the race in California. Read More...

A Long-Shared Love of Racing and a Champion

Carolyn Coburn helped develop her husband’s interest in horse racing before they got married and became part of the ownership group of California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby winner. Read More...

California Chrome Wins Preakness for Second Jewel

The Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome added a victory in the Preakness Stakes, keeping alive his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first since Affirmed in 1978. Read More...

Concerns Fade Over Weather and the Favorite’s Health

Storms cleared ahead of the Preakness Stakes, and California Chrome’s trainers said that he was ready and that worries over a scratchy throat were overblown. Read More...

The Preakness Draw

Post positions for Saturday’s 139th running of the Preakness Stakes. Read More...

Top Horse, From a Place Winners Aren’t Made

California Chrome, the overwhelming favorite for the Preakness, was brought up by modest owners in a region long considered inferior to the lush fields of Kentucky. Read More...

The Preakness Dartboard

Ranking the top contenders for Saturday’s second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, the 139th running of the race. Read More...

California Chrome Coughs, but Trainers Say He Is Fine

California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the 3-5 favorite to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, was deemed to be fine despite coughing after his morning gallop. Read More...

Derby Victor a Heavy, and Heavier, Preakness Favorite

California Chrome, who has put on 35 pounds since winning the Kentucky Derby, was made the 3-5 morning-line favorite and will break from the No. 3 post in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Read More...

The Preakness Draw

Post positions for Saturday’s 139th running of the Preakness Stakes. Read More...

A Trainer in Twilight and a Horse Poised for Its Day in the Sun

On Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, the trainer Manny Azpurua, 85, will saddle Social Inclusion. Read More...

Filly to Run in Preakness

Ria Antonia will be the first filly to run in the Preakness since 2009, when Rachel Alexandra won the race. Read More...

Winner for McGaughey

Imagining led all the way in the $400,000 Man o’ War, giving the Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his third straight victory in the event. Read More...

Letters to the Editor

Readers sound off on the latest headlines. Read More...

Longtime Horse Racing Announcer to Retire

Tom Durkin will retire from calling horse races in August at Saratoga after a 43-year career that included announcing Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup races. Read More...

New Entrants for Racing Hall of Fame

Lloyd Hughes, the first jockey to win the Preakness three times, and Clifford, an elite racehorse in the 1890s, were elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame by the Historic Review Committee. Read More...

Challenger Arrives at Pimlico

Social Inclusion has arrived at Pimlico Race Course in preparation to take on the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome in the Preakness. Read More...

For a Winning Owner at the Derby, Belief in an Unseen Hand

Steve Coburn made brash proclamations about California Chrome, but all was forgiven when the horse rolled round Churchill Downs for the victory. Read More...

At Derby Day With Murdoch, Rand Paul Goes Through His Paces

For Rand Paul, the would-be presidential candidate, and Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful Republican brokers, Saturday marked a potential turn in the 2016 campaign. Read More...

Coming From Humble Beginnings, a Favorite Defies the Odds

California Chrome, whose owners scraped together $10,000 to breed him, became the first California-bred horse to win the Kentucky Derby since 1962. Read More...

Derby Winner Gives Co-Owner a Birthday Gift to Remember

Steve Coburn turned 61 on the day his horse California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

A Sport’s Beauty Clashes With the Stain of a Scandal

Steve Asmussen, the trainer of Tapiture, is being investigated over accusations of cruelty as the horse racing industry grapples with how to deal with a lingering problem. Read More...

On Kentucky Derby Weekend, a Tea Party Julep for Mitch McConnell

In addition to being a symbol of conservative activism, tea also pairs well with bourbon. Read More...

Aboard Untapable, Jockey Napravnik Wins a Second Oaks

After becoming the first female rider to guide a horse to victory in the Kentucky Oaks in 2012, Rosie Napravnik matched the feat in a four-and-a-half-length victory Friday. Read More...

Derby Dawns for Two Sons Seeking Win Fathers Missed

The trainer Jimmy Jerkens and the owner Don Little Jr., the sons of accomplished horsemen, hope that Wicked Strong takes them to a victory in the Kentucky Derby. Read More...

Riding High on a Last Chance

On Saturday, Ride on Curlin, a 3-year-old colt trained by Billy Gowan, will complete one of the most unlikely trips to the Kentucky Derby in the history of the famous race. Read More...

The Kentucky Derby Dartboard

Ranking the top contenders for the Kentucky Derby on May 3, the 140th running of the race. Read More...

Derby Dreams Meet an Early End

Hoppertunity was scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of a foot injury, a heartbreaking development for a couple in Pasadena, Calif., and a reporter. Read More...

Good-Looking Colt. Nice Story. 5-2 Odds. What’s Not to Like?

California Chrome, trained by 77-year-old Art Sherman, was made the morning-line favorite for the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Read More...