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Torfaera, Iceland’s off-road mania

Akranes (Iceland) (AFP) - After more than half a century, revving engines in the tough off-road sport known locally as "torfaera" still draw crowds who love the noise and daring drivers.It's late summer and Akrafjall mountain, which looms...

Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 5 winners at Aqueduct

NEW YORK (AP) -- Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners at Aqueduct on Monday, the second time he's had that many in a day this year.The 27-year-old jockey from Puerto Rico won the second race with Customerexperience, the...

Breeders’ Cup votes in new CEO Drew Fleming

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup has named Drew Fleming as president and chief executive officer.The board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Fleming as the replacement for Craig Fravel, who quit after last weekend's world...

Drug samples from Breeders’ Cup horses cleared by lab

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- All samples collected from horses competing in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita have tested clear.The Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis announced the results on Tuesday.All horses competing in...

Australia’s Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup thriller

Melbourne (AFP) - Australian gelding Vow and Declare won the coveted Aus$8.0 million (US$5.5 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday as revelations about the grim fate of retired racehorses were put to one side as punters streamed...

Australian-bred Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Lightweight chance Vow and Declare, the only Australian-bred runner in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, held off a legion of foreign rivals to win Australia's greatest horse race for its local trainer, jockey and owners.The 11-1...

Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup thriller

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian stayer Vow and Declare won the 159th running of the Melbourne Cup by a neck at Flemington racecourse on Tuesday with the race overshadowed by a stewards' protest and a horse pulling up lame...

Japan raider favourite as Melbourne Cup faces image issues

Melbourne (AFP) - Japanese stayer Mer De Glace and European import Constantinople have firmed as favourites for the Tuesday's Melbourne Cup as horse racing in Australia faces surging image problems.First staged in 1861, the "race that stops a...

Tragedy strikes Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita despite reform

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing.It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front of nearly 70,000 fans and a...

Activists call for halt to U.S. horse racing

By Rory CarrollLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Animal rights groups on Sunday called for an immediate halt to horse racing following the high-profile death of a gelding in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic at Southern California's Santa Anita Park.Four-year-old Mongolian...

15-1 long shot fatally injured in Breeders’ Cup Classic

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders' Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to a 15-1 long shot in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night.Cup officials said...

Horse dies in Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita

Not even one of the biggest events in horse racing could escape the story that has consumed the Santa Anita racetrack in Los Angeles this year.Mongolian Groom, a 4-year-old gelding had to be euthanized after breaking his left...

Death of Classic runner Mongolian Groom casts pall on Breeders’ Cup

Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Mongolian Groom was fatally injured in the Breeders' Cup Classic won by Vino Rosso on Saturday in a dismal end to the $28 million racing extravaganza at Santa Anita.Thirty-seven horses have now died...

Vino Rosso wins Breeders’ Cup Classic, Mongolian Groom dies

By Rory CarrollARCADIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Vino Rosso won the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in a race that was marred by the death of another horse.Vino Rosso stormed across the finish...

Vino Rosso wins BC Classic, horse injured

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita (all times local):5:55 p.m.Vino Rosso has won the $6 million Classic by 4 1/4 lengths at the Breeders' Cup, where a long-shot horse was eased...

Bricks and Mortar wins Breeders’ Cup Turf

Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Bricks and Mortar triumphed in the $4 million Turf Saturday, edging United by a head in a rousing finish at Santa Anita that gave trainer Chad Brown a 15th Breeders' Cup winner.Brown collected...

Bricks and Mortar edges United in Breeders’ Turf

By Rory CarrollARCADIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Bricks and Mortar edged United by a head to win the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf on Saturday, finishing his season undefeated and making a strong case for Horse of the Year...

Covfefe trumps Bellafina for Breeders’ Filly & Mare Sprint

Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Covfefe, whose name is a jokey jab at US President Donald Trump, won the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on Saturday.The 3-2 favorite in the seven-furlong Grade...

Blue Prize stuns Midnight Bisou in Breeders’ Distaff

By Rory CarrollARCADIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Blue Prize fended off even-money favorite Midnight Bisou to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff in an upset at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.The previously undeleted Midnight Bisou, racing with Hall...

Uni bests Got Stormy in Breeders’ Cup Mile

By Rory CarrollARCADIA, Calif. (Reuters) - Uni accelerated down the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park and triumph over second place finisher Got Stormy.Jockey Joel Rosario asked Uni to...

Uni wins Breeders’ Cup Mile

Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Uni won the Breeders' Cup Mile on Saturday as horses trained by Chad Brown finished first and third in the $2 million race on the turf track at Santa Anita.Brown, whose odds-on favorite...

Iridessa gives Joseph O’Brien landmark Breeders’ Cup win

Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Iridessa held off Vasilika by a neck to win the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita on Saturday to make Ireland's Joseph O'Brien the youngest trainer ever to saddle a...

Spun to Run wins Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Spun to Run surprised in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita, holding off favored Omaha Beach as South Korean raider Blue Chipper hit the board in third.Trainer Juan Carlos...

Workers rally, vets scratch horses on Day 2 of Breeders’ Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Workers touting benefits the horse racing industry brings to California are rallying outside Santa Anita ahead of the Breeders' Cup.Day 2 of the world championships is Saturday, with nine Cup races on the card...

Storm the Court pulls off Breeders’ Cup Juvenile shocker

Arcadia (United States) (AFP) - Storm the Court stormed to a 45-1 upset win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Friday at Santa Anita, where the $28 million festival opened amid heighted concerns over horse safety.Odds-on favorite Dennis'...

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