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Jerry Lambert, Jockey Who Won Over 2,500 Races, Dies at 74

Lambert was the regular rider of the Hall of Fame gelding Native Diver, and together they won Hollywood Gold Cups in 1965, ’66 and ’67. Read More...

In Derby Warm-Up Race, a Favorite Is Disqualified

Itsaknockout was awarded a victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes after Upstart, who had finished first, was disqualified for impeding Itsaknockout during the race. Read More...

Nick Zito Yearns to Revive Stable and Recapture the Glory of the Big Races

Zito, the Hall of Fame trainer, will learn Saturday whether he has a player for the Kentucky Derby when Frammento runs in the Fountain of Youth Stakes. Read More...

In Home Stretch of Career, A.P. McCoy Leaves Victories, and Carnage, Behind

Like many champions, A.P. McCoy has little idea what life might bring after he retires. Read More...

Win No. 5,000 for Jockey

The Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens rode his 5,000th winner in North America in a $58,000 feature at the Santa Anita track in Arcadia, Calif. Read More...

Shared Belief Edges California Chrome in Showdown at Santa Anita Park

California Chrome was the people’s choice at the San Antonio Stakes, but the bettors’ choice was Shared Belief, who went off at even money to take his eighth victory in nine starts. Read More...

Owners Delay the Retirement of Top Horses, and Fans Are Grateful

All 10 horses in the season-ending National Thoroughbred Racing Association poll for premier 3-year-olds remain in training and are expected to race this year, setting up several appealing events. Read More...

Jockeys on Screens Only at Aqueduct

Aqueduct canceled the Saturday card because of cold temperatures and high winds in the New York area. Read More...

Raced to Death at the Big A

New emergency measures are in place at Aqueduct Racetrack. More may be needed. Read More...

California Chrome Is Named Horse of the Year

California Chrome, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes last year, picked up two Eclipse Awards, including horse of the year. Read More...

Horses’ Deaths at Aqueduct Prompt New Rules

At the racetrack’s current winter meet, the breakdown rate has been more than four times the national average. Read More...

California Chrome Is Finalist for Horse of the Year Award

California Chrome, Bayern and Main Sequences are finalists for the honor, which will be unveiled when the Eclipse Awards are announced Saturday. Read More...

Trainers Cleared in Cruelty Case

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said Steve Asmussen and Scott Blasi did not abuse horses as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals had charged. Read More...

Aqueduct Cancels Card

Aqueduct canceled the Saturday program, the fourth straight card affected by the cold snap in the New York area. Read More...

Eclipse Finalists Include California Chrome and Bayern

California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner; Bayern, the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner; and Main Sequence, the Breeders’ Cup Turf winner, are the finalists for horse of the year at the Eclipse Awards. Read More...

Photographs at Aqueduct Racetrack: Where Horses Race, but No One Wins

When the photographer Theo Zierock looked beyond the excitement of horse racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, he found a building populated by lonely old men. Read More...

In a Position Beyond His Control

A flight attendant’s mishap foils the usual early-morning flight plan for the chief operating officer of the Breeders’ Cup. Read More...

Close Finish at Welsh Race

Emperor’s Choice, trained by Venetia Williams, won the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. Read More...

Reno Rebel Earns Victory at Los Alamitos

Reno Rebel led for most of the race and won on the closing day of the winter meet at Los Alamitos by a length and a half to earn the $48,406. Read More...

Tom Durkin, Retired Announcer, to Receive Eclipse Award

The retired track announcer Tom Durkin will receive the Eclipse Award of Merit given by the thoroughbred industry. Read More...

What’s Age Got to Do With It?

The 8-year-old Cirrus des Aigles, the leading European-trained money-earner ever, has become a yardstick by which other racehorses are measured. Read More...

John Moore, an Accidental Kind of Trainer

Mr. Moore is the most successful horse trainer in Hong Kong history, by victories and earnings. He was there from the start, when the city’s professional era began in October 1971. Read More...

No Longer Fearful, a Trainer Presides Over an Empire

Ron Burke inherited his father’s training business and became the first harness racing trainer to earn $100 million in purses won. Read More...

No Shame in Giving Thanks for Some Sports Story Lines

Though misconduct and violence dominated much of the sports landscape this year, a select few stood above the fray and provided reasons to be thankful. Read More...

California Chrome to Race on Turf

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will try turf racing for the first time in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby on Saturday at Del Mar. Read More...

California Chrome Will Race as a 4-Year-Old

California Chrome, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who finished third in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, will race rather than retire to stud. Read More...

Texas Red Wins in Upset in Juvenile Race

The colt pulled a 13-1 upset in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. 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 afternoon. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup 2014: In Classic, Bayern Bumps the Favorite, Shared Belief, Then Wins in a Wild Finish

After a contentious start, Bayern turned back California Chrome and held off Toast of New York down the stretch to give the Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first Classic victory. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Picks: Day 2

Win, place and show selections for Saturday’s races at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Fluid, Plucky and Injury-Free, a Gelding Faces a New Test

The undefeated Shared Belief is a 9-5 favorite in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, and it could be a defining race for the three-year-old gelding. Read More...

Favored Untapable Rallies to Win Breeders’ Cup Distaff

The three-year-old filly completed an undefeated season against mares and other fillies when she took the Breeders’ Cup Distaff by a length and a quarter at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Breeders’ Cup Picks: Day 1

Win, place and show selections for Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races at Santa Anita Park. Read More...

Young Trainer Set to Grow His Standing

Chad Brown has built a powerhouse stable that will be showcased when he sends out 11 starters in the 13-race Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday. Read More...

NBC Extending Breeders’ Cup Deal

The Breeders’ Cup will stay on NBC and NBCSN through 2025, the NBC Sports Group was to announce Thursday. Read More...

A Hall of Fame Jockey Steers a Protégé to Success

Mike Smith, who will ride in the Classic on Saturday in the Breeders’ Cup, has been mentoring Drayden Van Dyke, the leading candidate to win the Eclipse Award as the top apprentice rider in North America. Read More...

American Pharoah, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Favorite, Is Sidelined

American Pharoah’s trainer, Bob Baffert, said he did not believe the horse’s injury, a bruise on his left front foot, was career-threatening. Read More...

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...