New York Times Horse Racing

Belmont Stakes Undercard Grows Richer

The New York Racing Association made the Belmont Stakes undercard the second-richest day in racing at $7.7 million. Read More...

Betting on the Handicappers, Not the Horses

Esquire Network begins the series “Horseplayers,” a reality show examining the same turf covered by the ill-fated HBO scripted series “Luck.” Read More...

First Foal for Frankel

After an illustrious unbeaten career on the track, Frankel has fathered his first foal, it was announced. Read More...

St. Nicholas Abbey Dies

St. Nicholas Abbey, who won the Breeders’ Cup Turf in 2011 and five other top-level races in a five-year career, died after a bout of colic at 7. Read More...

Gaming Commission Names Equine Medical Director

The New York State Gaming Commission announced the appointment of the state’s first equine medical director and said it was committed to making its racetracks safer. Read More...

Upstate, Opposition to a Casino Is a Surprise

What was once considered a fait accompli is no longer a sure thing, and much of that is because of a coordinated local resistance. Read More...

Two Horses Die at Belmont in Training Accident

The four-time graded stakes winner Caixa Eletronica collided on the training track with Six Drivers, who was running loose after dumping his rider. Read More...

Purse Increase for Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes will be worth $1.5 million next year, the first purse increase for the final leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown since 1998. Read More...

Top Horse Has Heart Ailment

Sprinter Sacre, one of Britain’s top racehorses, was found to have an irregular heartbeat. Read More...

Different Paths, and Endings, for Two Derby Hopefuls

Kevin Krigger, aboard Goldencents, was a star coming into the Kentucky Derby, but the race went to Orb and the Phipps family. Read More...

Trainer Sets New York Record

David Jacobson broke the New York record for training victories in a year with a win at Aqueduct. Read More...

Trainer Ties State Record for Victories

David Jacobson matched the New York record for training victories in a year, sending out three winners Thursday at Aqueduct. Read More...

Hollywood Park’s Last Day

The track closed for good after the day’s 11 races, ending 75 years of racing that featured such thoroughbred stars as Seabiscuit, Seattle Slew and Zenyatta. Read More...

Study Raises Questions About Antibleeding Drug

Horses given the race-day medication furosemide bled at higher rates than those who were not, a study commissioned by the Breeders’ Cup found. Read More...

A Last Hurrah for Hollywood Park

With the track’s last race scheduled for Dec. 22, among the few likely to witness its final moments are those who remember the synchronization of the golden eras of horse racing and Hollywood. Read More...

Jockey Breaks Purse Earnings Record

With a win in the third race at Gulfstream Park, the jockey Javier Castellano broke the North American single-season record for purse earnings. Read More...

Preakness Purse to Increase

The Preakness Stakes will be worth $1.5 million next year, up from $1 million, the first purse increase for the race since 1998. Read More...

It’s Post Time: At the Big A, Big Art

“The Aqueduct Murals,” a project sponsored by the New York Racing Association, has brought street artists to the Queens racetrack. Read More...

World Traveler With Humble Roots

Red Cadeaux, a 7-year-old gelding, has crisscrossed the globe chasing finish lines for owner Ronald Arculli. Read More...

How a Spindly Yearling Became a Legend

Moonlight Cloud is making the 20th and final start of her career on Saturday in the Hong Kong Mile, having won 12 races and the hearts of European racing fans. Read More...

World Traveler With Humble Roots

Red Cadeaux, a 7-year-old gelding, has crisscrossed the globe chasing finish lines for owner Ronald Arculli. Read More...

Flat Out Wins Cigar Mile

Flat Out powered past the field with a five-wide sweep to win the $500,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct in New York. Read More...

Will Take Charge Wins at Churchill Downs

The Travers winner Will Take Charge bounced back from his loss in the Breeders’ Cup to win the Grade I, $550,700 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Here’s to the Better Angels of the Sports World

Giving thanks to those who are deserving, including football players who boycotted a game, a wheelchair racer and all who campaigned to restore wrestling as a medal sport in the Summer Olympics. Read More...

Despite the Evidence, Trainers Deny a Doping Problem

For years, many in horse racing have acknowledged that the use of performance-enhancing drugs has eroded the sport’s popularity and its bottom line. Read More...

1,000 Wins in a Year for Trainer

Ron Burke became the first harness racing trainer to record 1,000 victories in a year when Magic Starlight won the eighth race at the Meadows in Washington, Pa. Read More...

Witnesses at Hearing Urge Congress to Enlist Antidoping Agency and Save Horse Racing

A congressional hearing on Thursday focused on legislation that would give the United States Anti-Doping Agency the authority to set and enforce antidoping standards in the sport. Read More...

Royal Delta, Two-Time Distaff Winner, Is Retired

Royal Delta, who twice won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and was a double Eclipse award winner, has been retired from racing. She won 10 graded stakes, including six Grade 1 races. Read More...

4,000th Win for Jumps Jockey

Tony McCoy scored his 4,000th career win, cementing his status as Britain’s most successful jumps jockey. Read More...

Australia’s Melbourne Cup Is Now a Foreign Affair

At least a third of the field on Tuesday in the Melbourne Cup, Australia’s biggest horse race, will be made up of overseas runners. It wasn’t always so. Read More...

A Cosmopolitan Horse Comes to Australia

Dandino and his trainer, Marco Botti, are the embodiment of the international nature of the 153rd Melbourne Cup race in Australia. Read More...

Referendum on Casinos Stirs Hopes in Tiny Town

Nichols, N.Y., which has a small racing track and slot machine parlor nearby, hopes the site will get a chance to expand to a full casino if Proposal 1 is approved by voters Tuesday. Read More...

Moving Moments Send Shivers, Both Good and Bad

Mucho Macho Man won the Breeders’ Cup World Championships title by a nose, but the day was also marked by a filly who broke her leg and was euthanized. Read More...

Filly Sustains Fatal Injury at Breeders’ Cup

Secret Compass fell during the Juvenile Fillies race and was euthanized after sustaining a lateral condylar fracture with dislocation. Read More...

Filly’s Death Overshadows a Triumph at the Breeders’ Cup

New Year’s Day stamped himself as an early Kentucky Derby favorite by winning in the Juvenile less than three hours after Secret Compass fell and was euthanized. Read More...

Hard-Luck Horse Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic by a Nostril

Mucho Macho Man, a horse who has too often found himself just short of the winner’s circle, won the Breeders’ Cup in a race that was down to the wire. Read More...

The Breeders’ Cup: Day 2

Game On Dude, undefeated this year, will need to get out of the gate cleanly to beat an accomplished field in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Read More...

Beholder Wins Distaff

Beholder won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff by four lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, denying Royal Delta a third straight victory. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup: Trainers Aren’t Helping as Drugs Damage Sport

As the Breeders’ Cup, a two-day showcase of horse racing, begins Saturday, the sport is still mired in credibility and image problems linked to drug violations. Read More...

Ron the Greek Is Out of Classic

Ron the Greek will not run in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday because he has a hoof injury. Read More...

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...