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Classic Empire clinches Kentucky Derby spot with Oaklawn win

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Two-year-old champion Classic Empire recovered from a poor performance his last time out and locked up a Kentucky Derby bid Saturday with a come-from-well-behind win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn...

One For Arthur wins Grand National for the ‘Two Golf Widows’

Belinda McClung and Deborah Thomson bought One For Arthur in 2013 because they wanted an activity to enjoy while their partners were out playing golf.Little did the ''Two Golf Widows,'' as they are now labeled, know that they...

One For Arthur wins the 170th Grand National

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - One For Arthur, ridden by Derek Fox, won the English Grand National, the world's greatest steeplechase, with a stunning late burst from the final fence at a sun-drenched Aintree on Saturday.The 14-1 winner, trained...

Scudamore family aims for belated Grand National success (The Associated Press)

For a family so steeped in British horse-racing history, the Scudamores have been stumped more times than they care to remember in the most famous race of them all: The Grand National. Since the great Michael Scudamore...

Kidnapped twice, trainer Antonio Sano eyeing Kentucky Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Getting to what will be his first Kentucky Derby is on Antonio Sano's mind almost constantly these days.To say he took an unusual route would be an understatement.Kidnapped on two separate occasions eight...

Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway crash

DESOTO, Fla. (AP) -- Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida.Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement...

Arrogate comes from last to win $10M Dubai World Cup easily

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Arrogate showed his class again as he came from dead last out of the stalls to win the Dubai World Cup by an impressive 2 1/4 lengths on Saturday.With the win, four-year-old...

Horse racing-Arrogate wins Dubai Cup despite poor start

DUBAI (Reuters) - Arrogate, ridden by Mike Smith, came back from a shaky start to sprint to victory in the $10-million Dubai World Cup on Saturday, beating Gun Runner in the world's second-richest horse race.Trained by Bob Baffert,...

Baffert hoping Arrogate gives him 3rd Dubai World Cup win

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Arrogate has been winning one big race after another. The 4-year-old now goes after a big pile of money in the desert.On Saturday, he runs in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.Arrogate,...

Kentucky Derby to celebrate Man o’ War with exhibit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Derby Museum says it is planning a new exhibit next month on one of thoroughbred racing's most famous horses: Man o' War.The museum says in a statement that the interactive exhibit will...

Ireland-trained Sizing John wins Gold Cup

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) -- Ten years after winning the Grand National, jockey Robbie Power won the equally-prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup when Sizing John galloped to victory on Festival Friday.Trained in Ireland, Sizing John won by two-and-three-quarter lengths on...

Sizing John powers to Gold Cup glory

LONDON (Reuters) - Sizing John, ridden by Robbie Power and trained by Jessica Harrington, surged to a three-length victory in the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.The 7-1 shot from Ireland beat Minella Rocco (18-1) and Native River (7-2)...

Walsh, Mullins team up for 4 winners at Cheltenham Festival

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) -- Jockey Ruby Walsh and trainer Willie Mullins ended their drought at the Cheltenham Festival by teaming up for four victories on a day to savor for Irish racing on Thursday.For the first time at...

Henderson, McManus get landmark winner at Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, England (AP) -- Buveur D'Air won the Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday in a landmark victory for trainer Nicky Henderson and owner J.P. McManus.Henderson has now won the race a...

Record sixth Champion Hurdle for trainer Henderson

LONDON (Reuters) - Buveur D'Air, the 5-1 second favorite ridden by Noel Fehily, won the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday and handed trainer Nicky Henderson a record sixth triumph in the race.My Tent Or Yours,...

‘Blonde Bombshell’ racehorse stolen in Italy

ROME (Reuters) - A prize-winning racehorse dubbed the "Blonde Bombshell" and a thoroughbred colt were stolen from their stables in Italy on Tuesday, in a blow for an industry reeling from years of crisis.The abduction of the chestnut...

Former Derby, Preakness winner Charismatic dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic, whose bid for the Triple Crown ended with a dramatic leg injury as he neared the finish line in the Belmont Stakes, has died at a...

Irish horses dominate top weights for Grand National

(Reuters) - Irish-trained horses look set to repeat last year's dominance of the Grand National as they were given the top five weights for the famous marathon steeplechase at Aintree, Liverpool on April 8.Five of last year's top...

Arrogate tops California Chrome, rolls in Pegasus World Cup

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Arrogate was barely running when he crossed the finish line in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup, and the same could be said for California Chrome.In Arrogate's case, the day's work was done.In...

Many Clouds, winner of 2015 Grand National, dies after race

LONDON (AP) -- Many Clouds, the winner of Britain's 2015 Grand National, collapsed and died after producing one final stunning victory on Saturday.At Cheltenham, Many Clouds shocked Thistlecrack to win the Cotswold Chase by a head before falling...

It’s Chrome vs. Arrogate, for horse racing’s richest prize

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- California Chrome and Arrogate both got trophies last weekend. For Chrome, it was Horse of the Year. For Arrogate, it was the title of World's Greatest Racehorse.Both of those awards were bestowed by...

$12 million Pegasus gives racing big buzz, huge purse

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- The idea was most unusual: Put together the richest horse race in the world, and do so by getting 12 stakeholders to invest $1 million apiece just to have a spot in the...

Mike Smith looking to topple California Chrome

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Mike Smith has won just about everything racing can offer.The richest race ever is the next challenge.Smith has nearly $300 million in purses so far in his legendary career - and the Hall...

Man o’ War celebration planned at Kentucky Horse Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Horse Park is planning a yearlong celebration to honor the great thoroughbred Man o' War.The Lexington tourist attraction says its plans to open an exhibit featuring artifacts from Man o' War's illustrious...

California Chrome the favorite for $12M Pegasus World Cup

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- California Chrome is a favorite to win his finale and potentially make history.The two-time Horse of the Year has been set as the 6-5 top choice to win Saturday's inaugural running of the...

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