New York Times Horse Racing

Jockey Is Paralyzed After Fall

The Irish jockey J T McNamara was paralyzed as a result of his fall at the Cheltenham Festival in England earlier this month. Read More...

Great Expectations for a Convention-Bucking American Colt

Animal Kingdom's owners are hoping the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner can end a dismal run for U.S.-based horses in the Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Race Course on Saturday. Read More...

For South African Horses, a Long Road to Dubai

To enter the 2013 Dubai World Cup races running on Saturday, a dozen South African horses had to spend a total of five months in quarantine in a variety of climates in four countries and two hemispheres. Read More...

Cash-Hungry States Eye Sports Betting, to Leagues’ Dismay

More than $200 million will be wagered in Nevada sports books on the N.C.A.A. men’s college basketball tournament, a sum double that bet on the Super Bowl. Read More...

Former Horse of the Year Dies

Rocknroll Hanover, the 2005 harness horse of the year, was euthanized last week at age 11 after developing a gastric impaction, the United States Trotting Association announced. Read More...

1-2 Finish for Trainer at Rebel Stakes

Will Take Charge ground out a victory in the $600,000 Rebel Stakes in Hot Springs, Ark., nudging aside Oxbow for the victory by a head in the Kentucky Derby prep. Read More...

Cheltenham Winner Overcomes Weather

Bobs Worth won the Cheltenham Gold Cup, England’s most important steeplechase, in stamina-sapping wet conditions. Read More...

Bobs Worth Lands Cheltenham Gold Cup

Irish jockey Barry Geraghty won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on a horse he once owned when Bobs Worth prevailed in stamina-sapping conditions to land British jump racing’s showpiece event. Read More...

Britain’s Sprinter Sacre All Alone at Finish

Sprinter Sacre enhanced his reputation as one of Britain’s top horses by winning the Queen Mother Champion Chase by 19 lengths at the Cheltenham Festival. Read More...

Eight States Approve Medication Standard

Eight states across the mid-Atlantic region, including New York, agreed to operate racetracks under one set of rules that will severely restrict the administration of medication to horses. Read More...

DealBook Online

PRIVATE SECTOR BENEFITS Mary L. Schapiro, below, is starting to get a taste of opportunities in the private sector after stepping down as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission in December. General Electric announced on Monday that it had nominated Ms. Schapiro to serve as one of its directors. She will stand for election at the company’s annual meeting on April 24. Read More...

Verrazano Cruises to Victory in Tampa Bay Derby

Verrazano survived a small stumble out of the gate to easily beat the field at the Tampa Bay Derby, helping solidify him as a legitimate Kentucky Derby favorite. Read More...

A Small Stable’s Bridge to the Derby

The 3-year-old colt Verrazano, a Kentucky Derby contender, has shown early brilliance in two wins for the small Let’s Go Stable. Read More...

Vyjack Wins Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

Vyjack rallied for a two-and-quarter-length victory in the $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens. Read More...

Upset at a Derby Prep Race

Orb beat the heavily favored Violence to win the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes, a major Kentucky Derby prep race in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Read More...

Jockey Stevens Adds Another Victory

Slim Shadey won the San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., giving the Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, 49, his first stakes win since his comeback began Jan. 6. Read More...

Shanghai Bobby Is Early Triple Crown Series Nominee

Shanghai Bobby, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner, and the Delta Jackpot winner Goldencents lead the list of 369 early nominees for the Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds. Read More...

Safety Cited as Races Are Dropped at Aqueduct

The New York Racing Association dropped six scheduled live race days from its meet at Aqueduct, where six horses have fatally broken down on the inner turf track since December. Read More...

Jockey Out of Intensive Care

The jockey Ramon Dominguez has made enough progress in his recovery from a fractured skull that he was transferred out of intensive care. Read More...

Recovery Begins Slowly for Award-Winning Jockey

Ramon Dominguez, the reigning Eclipse Award winner for jockey of the year, was upgraded to stable condition over the weekend after fracturing his skull Friday in a race. Read More...

Jockey With Fractured Skull Is Improving

The agent for jockey Ramon Dominguez, the nation’s leading rider, said doctors are optimistic that Dominguez will fully recover from a fractured skull. Read More...

Wise Dan Is Horse of the Year

Wise Dan, a 5-year-old gelding, won the Breeders’ Cup Mile in course-record time and two other Grade I turf stakes. Read More...

Jockey Fractures Skull After Spill at Aqueduct Racetrack

Ramon Dominguez, the nation’s leading rider, sustained a fractured skull after being involved in a spill in the seventh race at Aqueduct Racetrack on Friday, his agent said Read More...

Handicappers Honor Colt

The British-trained colt horse, who retired unbeaten last year after winning 14 races, has been named the highest-rated horse in the modern era by a group of international handicappers. Read More...

First Winner for Jockey Stevens Since ’05

The Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens won a race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., for his first victory in North America since 2005. Read More...

Horse Deaths at Aqueduct Stir Action by State Board

After four fatalities at Aqueduct’s meet, which opened Dec. 12, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said necropsies would be performed on all horses that sustain deadly racing injuries. Read More...

Dutrow Loses Appeal on 10-Year Horse Racing Ban

New York’s top court refused to hear another appeal by Rick Dutrow Jr., the Kentucky Derby-winning trainer, on his 10-year ban from the sport for drug violations. Read More...

Hall of Fame Jockey Is Making a Comeback

The Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, 49, announced he would begin a comeback Sunday at Santa Anita in California. Read More...

Baffert’s Horse Is Euthanized After Claiming Race, but Some Wonder Why It Was Running

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert acknowledged that the drop in class of a stakes-caliber racehorse may have looked suspicious but insisted he sent a sound horse to the track. Read More...

Bird House Pulls an Upset at Aqueduct

Bird House, making her first start since February, pulled a 24-1 upset in the $54,000 allowance feature for New York-bred fillies and mares at Aqueduct. Read More...

Pacer Finishes 2nd in His 461st and Final Start

Tattler’s Jet, a 14-year-old gelding that had been a fan favorite in the Midwest throughout his 12-year career, overcame a poor trip to finish a fast-closing second on Thursday at Monticello Raceway. Read More...

Toscano Becomes First Woman to Win Trainer of the Year Award

Linda Toscano was voted harness racing’s trainer of the year, becoming the first woman to win the award. Read More...

After 460 Starts, a War Horse’s Last Stand

Tattler’s Jet, a 14-year-old Midwestern folk hero with 120 victories, will be at Monticello Raceway on Thursday to cap his harness racing career. Read More...

Chapter Seven Is Named Harness Racing’s Horse of the Year

Chapter Seven was voted harness racing’s horse of the year for 2012 after a campaign in which he tied a world record and won 8 of 10 starts. Read More...

Captaintreacherous Named Pacer of the Year

Captaintreacherous was voted the pacer of the year after a campaign of 8 wins in 10 races in 2012. Read More...

Chapter Seven Named Trotter of the Year

Chapter Seven was voted 2012 Trotter of the Year after 8 victories in 10 starts, beating out his stablemate Market Share. Read More...

The Elite Jockey Club’s Winning Wager on the Future

Founded 128 years ago, an exclusive Hong Kong establishment works hard to keep pace with the times. Read More...

Shipping Horses Is Risky, but Hong Kong Race Is Enticing

Horses from around the world, and the people who own and look after them, are getting the red carpet treatment as they arrive for the annual Group 1 races at the Sha Tin course on Sunday. Read More...

Dettori Suspended for Positive Drug Test

Jockey Frankie Dettori was barred from racing for six months by French horse racing stewards after a positive drug test. Read More...

Dettori Suspended for Positive Drug Test

Jockey Frankie Dettori was barred from racing for six months by French horse racing stewards after a positive drug test. Read More...

Shackleford Ends With Win

Shackleford, the 2011 Preakness winner, ended his career with a victory in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More...

Protecting a Noble Animal

Meatpacking of racehorses should be illegal, and the sale of horse meat should be banned. Read More...

An Unorthodox Jockey and Predictable Winner

Ramon Dominguez, who has found a lucrative home at New York racetracks, is about to lead riders in the United States in earnings for the third consecutive year. Read More...

Five Nominated for Europe’s Top Horse

Frankel joins Cirrus des Aigles, Excelebration, Nathaniel and Camelot as a nominee for Horse of the Year. Read More...

Havre de Grace Race Horse Is Sold for $10 Million

Havre de Grace, the reigning Horse of the Year, sold for $10 million at the Fasig-Tipton November sale in Lexington, Ky. Read More...

A Day for Thoroughbreds and the Fully Festive

The Melbourne Cup kicks off the Australian summer with a pageant of horse racing. Read More...

At Breeders’ Cup, Soul-Stirring Results

Two days of horse races, including Royal Delta’s victory in the Ladies’ Classic, added weight to the argument that the caliber of the Breeders’ Cup is on par with the Kentucky Derby or the Belmont Stakes. Read More...

Ever-Growing Purse Draws Strong Field to Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup, with a purse of more than $6 million, has drawn an international mix of thoroughbreds, with the top competitors from Europe. Read More...

Unbeaten Shanghai Bobby Adds Breeders’ Cup Win

Shanghai Bobby, undefeated in five starts, held off He’s Had Enough to win the Juvenile and allow Rosie Napravnik to join Julie Krone as the only female jockeys to win Breeders’ Cup races. Read More...

A Fresh but Dusty Face Rules the Breeders’ Cup

Brian Hernandez Jr. and a colt named Fort Larned upset the best jockey in the United States, Mike Smith, and the race favorite Mucho Macho Man at the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday. Read More...