New York Times Horse Racing

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Big Players in Gambling

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

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...

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...

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...

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...