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Apprentice Jockey’s Death ‘an Unfortunate Accident’

Investigators have found no wrongdoing by jockeys in this week’s death of a 17-year-old apprentice jockey riding at an Indiana horse track. Read More...

Young Jockey Dies After Accident

Juan Saez, a 17-year-old apprentice jockey, died after sustaining head injuries in a riding accident at the Indiana Grand racetrack. Wednesday’s racing there was canceled. Read More...

Jockey Dies After Accident

Juan Saez, a 17-year-old apprentice jockey, died Tuesday night after sustaining head injuries in a riding accident at the Indiana Grand racetrack. Wednesday’s racing there was canceled. Read More...

Wise Dan Out of Breeders’ Cup With Ankle Injury

Wise Dan, a two-time horse of the year, will not run in the Breeders’ Cup because of an ankle injury that probably occurred Oct. 4 in his win in the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland. Read More...

This Leap Is for Horses’ Lives

The Velka Pardubicka, a famous Czech steeplechase race, was run Sunday, and another horse had to be euthanized after falling at the famous obstacle called Taxis Ditch. Read More...

Rainout at Meadowlands Racetrack

Rain forced the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J., to cancel its six-race thoroughbred card scheduled for Saturday night. Read More...

Another Ban for Trainer

The trainer Doug O’Neill, who guided I’ll Have Another to a win in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, has been suspended for 135 days and placed on 18 months of probation by the California Horse Racing Board for violating a 2012 decision by the board. Read More...

Cigar Won Many Races and Countless Hearts

Cigar, who died Tuesday at age 24, starred in the mid-1990s amid a 16-race winning streak, but had a much more lasting impact on those who knew him. Read More...

Suffolk Downs Is Put Out to Pasture

There will be no more live racing at the Massachusetts track, which in its heyday hosted crowds of 35,000 people, cheering on legends like Seabiscuit. Read More...

Renewing a Winning Pedigree

After his 2009 success, Sea the Stars is making his mark as a stallion, with his descendant Taghrooda, a 3-year-old filly, among the favorites in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday. Read More...

Longchamp’s Fountain of Youth

Four of the five major contenders this year are 3-year-olds — England’s Taghrooda, Japan’s Harp Star, and France’s Avenir Certain and Ectot — and of those four all but Ectot are fillies. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Bars Trainer

Doug O’Neill, the trainer of the 2012 Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another, will not be allowed to enter horses in this year’s Breeders’ Cup after being suspended by the New York State Gaming Commission in connection with a positive drug... Read More...

Horse Trainer Suspended in New York

The trainer Doug O’Neill, who trained the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner I’ll Have Another, was suspended 45 days and fined $10,000 by the New York State Gaming Commission. Read More...

Tonalist Wins at Belmont Park

Tonalist, the 3-1 favorite, won the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, beating Zivo by one and three-quarters lengths, with Long River third. Read More...

Queen’s Horse Tests Positive for Drug

A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II was stripped of a second-place finish in this year’s prestigious Gold Cup after testing positive for the banned painkiller morphine. Read More...

Champion Pacer Is Retired

The two-time Pacer of the Year Captaintreacherous was retired. He won 23 of 33 races and $3.14 million in purses, ranking him 12th among pacers. Read More...

Travers Champion Retires Because of Leg Strain

Will Take Charge, last year’s 3-year-old male champion whose career included wins in the Travers and Pennsylvania Derby, has been retired because of a mild strain in his leg. Read More...

Travers Champion Retires Because of Leg Strain

Will Take Charge, last year’s 3-year-old male champion, whose career included wins in the Travers Stakes and the Pennsylvania Derby, retired because of a mild strain in his leg. Read More...

In Pennsylvania Derby, a Record Run Upstages the Return of California Chrome

Bayern set a track record in Saturday’s race as the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, in his first race since June, finished sixth. Read More...

Chrome, Rested and Renewed, Returns to His Blue-Collar Roots

There is some poetry to choosing the Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday for California Chrome’s return to the racetrack; the colt was built on a blue plate budget, boasts blue-collar roots and has thrived in middle-class ZIP codes. Read More...

Limelight Beach Wins Brown Jug

Limelight Beach won the Little Brown Jug, beating Let’s Drink on It by a length and a quarter in the second leg of the pacing Triple Crown. Read More...

Suffolk Downs Set to Close

New England’s only thoroughbred horse racing track has told its workers it will close by the end of the year because Mohegan Sun did not win a Massachusetts casino license. Read More...

Palace Malice, 2013 Belmont Winner, Is Retiring

Palace Malice, the winner of the 2013 Belmont Stakes, is retiring because of a bone bruise in his left hind leg. Read More...

And He’s Off: A Track Legend Calls It a Career

Tom Durkin, who called more than 80,000 horse races with an imaginative and captivating style, worked his final race on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Investigation at Saratoga

There have been 11 horse deaths so far at the Saratoga meeting that ends Monday, up from eight last year, said Scott E. Palmer, the New York State equine medical director. Read More...

In a Tight Travers Finish, a Trainer Can’t Lose

V.E. Day and Wicked Strong, both trained by Jimmy Jerkens, finished one-two in the 145th Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Talented Field for Travers Stakes Will Also Be Missing Some Names

The Belmont winner Tonalist was to be joined by Bayern and Wicked Strong at the 145th edition of the mile-and-a-quarter race at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Lopsided Win at Saratoga

Close Hatches increased her win streak to four races with an authoritative five-length victory in the Grade 1 $500,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Reporting on Racing With Love Beyond Words

For two brothers with a lifelong attachment to horse racing, The Saratoga Special, a weekly trade paper, is a family business and a labor of love. Read More...

Scrutiny Circles Track at Del Mar

The California racetrack will host the 2017 Breeders’ Cup, but its summer meet has been beset by a series of calamities, including the deaths of five horses early on the newly installed turf course. Read More...

Larry Collmus Chosen as New Voice of New York’s Tracks

Collmus, the race caller for NBC’s Triple Crown broadcasts, was hired by NYRA to replace the longtime announcer Tom Durkin. Read More...

‘He Lied Like Nobody’s Business’: A Racing Con Man and His Trail of Deception

Five months ago, Jonathan Pippin was living large. A small-time Ohio grifter who had convinced a handful of Twitter followers to invest in horses he didn’t own, Pippin had been working for months at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

With History of Drug Problems, Sport Seeks Intervention

Faced with frequent scandals, horse racing has turned to Congress in an effort to fortify its policies against those who break the rules. Read More...

A Broadcaster Knows Long Shots, and Not Just Those of the Slap Variety

Eddie Olczyk, a former Ranger and current N.H.L. analyst, is moonlighting this summer as a member of NBC Sports Group’s horse racing broadcast team. Read More...

Trixton Stages an Upset at the Hambletonian

Trixton won the Hambletonian, beating Nuncio by a half-length in the $1.2 million race for 3-year-old trotting colts and geldings at the New Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, N.J. Read More...

Postcard From Saratoga Springs: Eternal Rest at a Shrine He Enlivened

The Newsday writer Paul Moran, who died of lung cancer in November, instructed that his remains be scattered in the infield at Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Colorful Trainer and Suddenly Brilliant Gelding Win the Whitney

Moreno, trained by the salty Eric Guillot, grabbed the lead early and did not let go in a surprise victory against more established opponents, including the favored Palace Malice. Read More...

Worries Over Surface at Del Mar Track

The Del Mar racetrack in Southern California suspended racing on its new turf course through this weekend after a thoroughbred was badly injured and eight other horses died in the last two weeks, officials said. Read More...

Worries About Surface at Del Mar Track

The Del Mar horse track in Southern California has suspended racing through this weekend on its new turf course after a thoroughbred was badly injured and eight other horses died in the last two weeks, race officials said. Read More...

‘Perfect’ Colt Anointed Hambletonian Favorite

Father Patrick is a 4-5 favorite to win harness racing’s most prestigious race on Saturday. Read More...

Assistant in Cruelty Case Is Rehired

Scott Blasi, an assistant to Steve Asmussen, the second winningest trainer in North America, had been caught on videotape speaking profanely about the stable’s injured horses. Read More...

Bayern Solidifies Baffert’s Haskell Monopoly by Cruising to Victory

The win in the $1 million event at Monmouth Park was the seventh for the trainer Bob Baffert, and the fourth in five years. Read More...

Blinkers Help a Colt Surge at Saratoga After Earlier Flops

Wicked Strong, who faded in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes, charged to a win in the Jim Dandy Stakes. Read More...

A Filly Is the Favorite at the Haskell

The filly Untapable is the 2-1 favorite for her first race against the colts, the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Read More...

Chrome’s Trainer to Receive Award

The trainer Art Sherman, who won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes with California Chrome, will receive the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award. Read More...

Queen Elizabeth’s Horse Tests Positive for Morphine

A racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II that won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year has tested positive for the banned substance morphine. Read More...

And They’re Off, to Horse Racing’s Version of Summer Camp

Saratoga, a one-of-a-kind racetrack that opens for the season on Friday, offers an ideal to which the sport can aspire. Read More...

California Chrome Preparing for Return

The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome is set to return to Los Alamitos Race Course on July 17 from an extended layoff. Read More...

New York Racing on Display at Belmont Park

At the inaugural Stars and Stripes Day, Mr Speaker upset Adelaide in the Belmont Derby as the state took a step back into international racing. Read More...

Injured Jockey Resumes Riding

Jockey Rosie Napravnik plans to resume seriously riding next weekend, making a swift return from a shoulder injury she sustained last month. Read More...