NEW YORK (AP) — The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX Sports as part of an eight-year deal beginning in 2023.
The deal announced Wednesday between FOX and the New York Racing Association includes NYRA Bets as the title sponsor of the third leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series.
REDDICK, Fla. (AP) — Billy Turner, who trained Seattle Slew to a Triple Crown sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes in 1977, has died. He was 81.
Turner died Friday at his home in Reddick where he had been in hospice care after battling prostate cancer for two years, according to a statement from his wife, Pat.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Backers of a Southern Oregon gaming and entertainment venue have filed a legal petition against the Oregon Racing Commission over purported licensing delays for gambling machines.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A deal for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to police drugs in horse racing cratered Thursday after months of negotiations that the agency's CEO said did not give it “a reasonable chance to put in place a credible and effective program.”
LONDON (AP) — British horse racing’s champion jockey relinquished his riding licence with immediate effect on Thursday to focus on “rehabilitation” after two positive tests for alcohol at racecourses this year.
LONDON (AP) — Irish jockey Robbie Dunne was given an 18-month suspension on Thursday after being found guilty of bullying and harassing female rider Bryony Frost in a disciplinary case that highlighted a weighing-room culture described as “not conducive to the development of modern-day race-riding.”
Medina Spirit, a 3-year-old colt whose Kentucky Derby victory in May came under scrutiny because of a positive drug test, collapsed and died after a workout Monday at Santa Anita in Southern California.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — All samples collected from horses competing in the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar have tested clear.
The Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis announced the results Thursday.
The nascent Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority on Thursday released a draft of proposed anti-doping and medication control rules designed to bring uniformity to a sport that has operated for years under patchwork regulations in 38 racing states.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 4-year-old filly died from an injury suffered during training at Santa Anita on closing day of the track’s fall meet.
Star of Africa was listed as suffering a non-musculoskeletal injury Sunday on the California Horse Racing Board’s website.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The $22 million sale of Harrah’s Louisiana Downs horse racing track and casino was approved Tuesday by Louisiana's Racing Commission.
The Shreveport Times reported that Caesars Entertainment and VICI Properties are selling the facility in Bossier City.
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The state Gaming Control Board has approved the $22 million sale of a northwest Louisiana horse racing track and casino.
Rubico Acquisition Corp. still needs approval from the Louisiana Racing Commission, which meets Tuesday, to buy Harrah’s Louisiana Downs.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert can enter horses in the Breeders’ Cup next month at Del Mar, but the event’s all-time money-leading trainer has to meet certain conditions, including stricter out-of-competition testing of his horses and greater security at his barn.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Medina Spirit, the Kentucky Derby winner who failed a postrace drug test, romped to a five-length victory in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday for embattled Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita.
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old gelding was euthanized Friday at Santa Anita after sustaining a racing injury on opening day of the track’s fall meet.
It was the second death in two days at the Arcadia track.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The company that owns Churchill Downs racetrack, home of the Kentucky Derby, placed its own big wager Thursday by announcing plans to open a casino-style venue in downtown Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Points from races in the series that earn berths in the Kentucky Derby won’t be awarded to any horse trained by an individual who is suspended from entering the Kentucky Derby in 2022.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs plans a ceremony next week to to dedicate statues honoring two men who played an important roles at the racetrack.
The sculpture by artist Raymond Graf depicts John Asher sitting on a horse shoe bench and talking with Col.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The summer meet at Saratoga Race Course generated a record wagering handle of more than $815 million, the New York Racing Association announced after the close of the 40-day meet.
STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A longtime racehorse owner wants to build a $25 million equine center with horse racing and sports betting in Sturbridge.
The Sturbridge Agricultural and Equestrian Center, proposed by Armand Janjigian, would include a dirt track and a turf track on 223 acres, The Telegram & Gazette reported.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — A new business hub planned for the site of a former horse racing track in Maine is sold out.
The former Scarborough Downs is being redeveloped into an “innovation district” by Crossroads Holdings of Portland.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — B. Wayne Hughes, the founder and chairman of Public Storage whose passion for horse racing culminated with a victory by Authentic in the 2020 Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup Classic, died Wednesday.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen broke the North American record for victories by a trainer Saturday when Stellar Tap won the fifth race on Whitney Day at Saratoga Race Course.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts House lawmakers have overwhelming approved a bill to legalize sports betting in the state, but it's fate in the state Senate remains uncertain.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some legislators on a committee studying the economic impact of raising and racing horses in South Carolina said the group should also consider legalizing betting on horse racing.
It's probably going to be a while before horse racing officials in Kentucky decide whether to disqualify Derby winner Medina Spirit for testing positive for the presence of an anti-inflammatory steroid after the race.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Legislative analysts say New Mexico horse racing regulators have more to do if they want to further reduce the number of racehorse fatalities at tracks around the state.
They also warned during a meeting Thursday that more challenges are likely as tracks, horse owners and others in the business look to recover from the effects of the pandemic and deal with uncertainty stemming from a new federal law aimed at regulating the industry.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to buy a spacious suburban horse racing track site, signaling a potential willingness to move out of downtown Soldier Field for a new stadium.
Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips announced Thursday the club wants to purchase the Arlington International Racecourse, an iconic horse track in the city of Arlington Heights.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has granted representatives of trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit much of the horse's split urine sample to be further tested for betamethasone and other substances.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's off-track betting parlors would be able to add hundreds of new slot-like machines, under legislation that won final passage and awaits a decision from the governor.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert and the owners of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit have filed a lawsuit against Kentucky racing officials.
They are seeking a temporary injunction they say is to prevent violation of due process rights and for custody of “remnant” samples of the colt’s urine to prove that traces of the steroid betamethasone found in his system during a positive drug test did not come from an injection.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert is on track to have his record seventh Kentucky Derby victory taken away and won't be able to run any horses in the prestigious race for the next two years.
Churchill Downs on Wednesday suspended the Hall of Fame trainer for two years after an additional drug test of Medina Spirit confirmed the presence of the steroid betamethasone in the Kentucky Derby winner’s system.
The chairman of horse racing’s future governing body said the failed drug test of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit shows the need for a uniform set of rules and penalties in place of the sport’s current patchwork system.
The most stringent rule regarding the use of a whip in thoroughbred horse racing will be the controversial focal point when Monmouth Park opens its meet Friday.
The rule adopted by the New Jersey Racing Commission allows a horse to be struck with a riding crop only for safety reasons.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board will honor any action against Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert by other states if his license is suspended or revoked after a hearing and due process.
BALTIMORE (AP) — After a week dominated by the failed drug test of trainer Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby-winning Medina Spirit, horse racing enjoyed a rare moment to celebrate at the Preakness when unheralded Rombauer gave owners John and Diane Fradkin and trainer Michael McCarthy a victory in their first Triple Crown race.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rombauer left Medina Spirit behind — and put horse racing’s latest controversy on the back burner.
Little-known Rombauer sprung an 11-1 upset to win the Preakness on Saturday, passing Bob Baffert's Kentucky Derby winner to end a potential Triple Crown bid that would have carried a giant asterisk.
PARIS (AP) — French horse racing has suspended star jockey Pierre-Charles Boudot for three months pending a rape investigation.
Fellow jockey Pierre Bazire was given the same suspension after being accused of failing to report a crime, which allegedly happened in February.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans are back at Pimlico Race Course to witness another chance at a Triple Crown.
The Preakness will feel somewhat back to normal, even if everything carries a giant asterisk.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Even though Bob Baffert isn't at Pimlico Race Course this week, his shadow hangs over the Preakness, the Triple Crown and horse racing.
This should have been another celebration of Baffert, the face of the sport with two Triple Crown triumphs on his resume, coming off an upset win at the Kentucky Derby and looking for a record eighth Preakness victory...
BALTIMORE (AP) — Anyone who has ever wanted a personal video copy of Secretariat's 1973 Preakness victory or a digital rendering of the race's Woodlawn Vase — and an actual 28-inch replica of the trophy to go with it — is in luck...
For five years, a bill that would place the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in charge of fighting illicit drug use in horse racing went nowhere in Congress. In 2020, it finally passed — but that milestone came too late to resolve the crisis that enveloped the sport and its latest Kentucky Derby winner this week...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Medina Spirit’s victory in the Kentucky Derby is in serious jeopardy because of a failed postrace drug test, one that led Churchill Downs to suspend Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Sunday in the latest scandal to plague the sport...
Frankie Brothers walked into the grandstand at Pimlico Race Course in the late 1980s and early '90s with his head on a swivel.
“I always made sure I knew where the exit was because if somebody dropped a cigarette or something like that, that place would’ve went up in flames,” the longtime trainer said...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has spent millions trying to win the Kentucky Derby, and in the process plowing money into horse racing worldwide. Now with LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing could be in line for another Triple Crown bid and this time the likely candidate is an undefeated horse from a barn other than Bob Baffert’s...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing could be in line for another Triple Crown bid and this time the likely candidate is an undefeated horse from a barn other than Bob Baffert’s...
Long before Kendrick Carmouche started riding horses growing up in Louisiana, Black jockeys were synonymous with the sport...
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor has signed legislation aimed at securing the legality of betting on historical racing machines...
PARIS (AP) — The champion jockey of British horse racing was banned from riding for three months on Friday following a positive test for cocaine.
The punishment was handed down by France Galop, four months after Murphy returned a positive test for metabolites of the drug in a test undertaken at Chantilly...
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The golden sunset over Keeneland provided a picturesque and welcome wrap for horse racing after the pandemic wiped out its spring, cramped marquee stakes races into a crowded schedule and reshuffled the Triple Crown order...