New York Times Horse Racing

Filly Can Add to a Storybook Rise at the Breeders’ Cup

Princess of Sylmar, a 3-year-old filly with humble beginnings, is a favorite to win the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Friday and is a candidate for horse of the year. Read More...

A Trophy Thief Goes for the Gold

Dressing like a ninja, a thief made off with horse racing and golf memorabilia worth nearly $1 million in a string of museum burglaries in New York and New Jersey, the authorities say. Read More...

Atop Thoroughbred Racing and Remaining Positive, Despite a Painful Setback

As Ken and Sarah Ramsey have topped the money winners among thoroughbred owners and breeders this year, they have continued to grapple with her incomplete recovery from a 2007 stroke. Read More...

Wise Dan’s Success Also Boosts Trainer

The reigning Horse of the Year, who will attempt to win a second consecutive Breeders’ Cup Mile, has catapulted his Brooklyn-born trainer into racing’s limelight. Read More...

Champions Return in Breeders’ Cup Classic

Fort Larned will be back to defend his title in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which he led all the way last year. Read More...

Injury Ends Camelot’s Career

The Epsom Derby winner Camelot was retired after being injured in training for next month’s Breeders’ Cup Turf. Read More...

Casino Referendum Led Gambling Industry to Spend Richly in Albany

Since 2005, gambling and horse racing interests have spent more than $59 million on lobbying and political contributions in New York, according to a watchdog group. Read More...

Big Players in Gambling

Some of the top spenders on gambling issues in Albany from 2005 until mid-2013. Read More...

Filly Brings Record Price

An unnamed daughter of Galileo was sold at auction in Newmarket, England, for $8.36 million, the highest price for a yearling filly. Read More...

Orfevre Gets a Last Shot at Redemption

The Japanese star who fell a neck short last year when he looked certain to win the Arc in the stretch, is back this year, carrying his nation’s hopes to capture the elusive prize it so craves. Read More...

In Germany, a New Day at the Races

The 4-year-old Novellist, among the favorites for the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Sunday, highlights the emergence of German breeding and racing. Read More...

Whitney Winner Out of Breeders’ Cup Classic

The Whitney Handicap winner Cross Traffic will not run in the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month because of a minor shin injury sustained at the start of the Jockey Club Gold Cup. Read More...

Horse Racing Fans in China Betting on a Longshot

Despite the building of dozens of horse-racing tracks and intense interest among fans and investors, gambling remains illegal in China, which has left development of the sport at a standstill. Read More...

Shanghai Bobby Wins in Return

Shanghai Bobby, last season’s 2-year-old champion, made a successful comeback from a pelvic fracture, winning the Aljamin Stakes by a neck at Belmont Park as the 3-5 favorite. Read More...

Trainer Adds Another Jug

Vegas Vacation won the Little Brown Jug, beating Urbanite Hanover by two lengths in 1 minute 50 seconds at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Ohio. Read More...

Toledo Harness Racing Track to Close

A half-century of harness racing in northern Ohio will end Sunday with the closing of Toledo’s Raceway Park. Read More...

Five Trophies Stolen From Museum

Five trophies were stolen from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Crash Sends Two Drivers to Hospital

The drivers Catello Manzi and Jeff Gregory were hospitalized after being involved in a multihorse accident in the fourth race at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey. Read More...

Alpha Captures Woodward Stakes

Alpha, the 2012 Aiken-trained Horse of the Year, held off Flat Out by a head Saturday in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Read More...

Accusations Made Against Travers Winner

The New York State Gaming Commission will investigate a complaint that Luis Saez, who rode the Travers winner Will Take Charge, used an electrical device on his horse during the race. Read More...

In Travers, Colt Finally Attracts Attention of People Besides His Trainer

Will Take Charge, trained by the Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, pulled off an upset in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Read More...

For Generations, a Family Vacation, Horses and All

The Phipps family will have a special rooting interest Saturday when their horse Orb powers out of the starting gate in the Travers Stakes. Read More...

Verrazano Is Favorite in Travers Stakes

Verrazano was made the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday. Read More...

Dark Day at Saratoga Is Hardly a Quiet One

It was dark Tuesday, no racing scheduled at Saratoga, but the folks who perhaps needed the day off most were hard at work. Read More...

The Jockey

Russell Baze is the country’s all-time winningest jockey. At 55, he’s still going strong. Read More...

Handicapping Dopers at the Racetrack

The sport’s most influential group has introduced a reform to repair racing’s much-damaged credibility. Read More...

Italian Horse Racing Tradition Is Renewed

The traditional Palio race in Siena, Italy, was won by a jockey riding for the city’s Onda neighborhood. Read More...

A Meet With No Victories, but a Career With No Regrets

John Shirreffs, the former trainer of Zenyatta, is winless at Saratoga this season, but he is at peace after moving back to New York from California. Read More...

A Helping Hand Into the Saddle

In New York’s racetrack kingdom, everyone knows Harry Rice III, who as a valet makes sure the right jockey, wearing the right silks, gets in the right saddle on the right horse. Read More...

As Concerns Over Drugs Mount, the Jockey Club Says It Will Pay for Testing

Horse racing’s most influential group released results of a poll showing that drugs and integrity concerns loom larger to bettors than any other issue facing the sport. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...