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Victor Espinoza works his way back from broken neck

Not much has been heard from Victor Espinoza since the world-renowned jockey was involved in a horrible accident at Del Mar race track that left his horse dead and the rider with a broken neck.Espinoza was riding Bobby Abu...

Accelerate runs away with Pacific Classic at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Trainer John Sadler woke up feeling confident on Pacific Classic day, believing he had the best horse in the field.''The toughest thing all day was getting into the parking lot,'' he said.Accelerate never...

Winx beats Black Caviar’s record with 26th straight win

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian champion thoroughbred Winx claimed a Group 1 race named in her honor at Royal Randwick on Saturday to notch a national record 26th successive win and overhaul the great Black Caviar.The seven-year-old mare trained...

Wonder mare Winx smashes Black Caviar record

Wonder mare Winx smashed legendary sprinter Black Caviar's Australian win record Saturday when she made it 26 in a row at a race named in her honour.The six-year-old darling of the Australian turf, the world's top-ranked horse, hadn't...

Rick Pitino insists he didn’t name his horse Party Dancer

Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino caught a lot of flak last week when it was revealed that he co-owned a race-winning horse at Del Mar named Party Dancer.Pitino, a Hall of Fame coach, was fired last year...

Rick Pitino’s horse Party Dancer wins at Del Mar

In 2017, the University of Louisville fired men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino after an alleged pay-for-play scandal that followed in the wake of a reported sex scandal involving escorts and strippers in players’ dorms.On Thursday, a horse named Party...

Lightning Spear at last hits Group One target

London (AFP) - Veteran Lightning Spear finally won a Group One race on Wednesday, after finishing in the first three on six previous occasions, when he landed the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.The seven-year-old -- trained by David...

Stradivarius has million pound bonus in sight after ‘glorious’ win

London (AFP) - Stradivarius moved to within one win of a million pound ($1.3million, 1.1million euros) bonus with a gritty display on Tuesday to take the Group One Goodwood Cup for a second successive year.The John Gosden-trained stayer...

Ebony and ecstasy for young riders in London haven

London (AFP) - The gentle neighing of horses, some chewing on fodder, some being saddled as trains trundle past sounds like an idyllic rural scene in England -- this though is the Ebony Riding Club in south London.The...

Stoute has last word in record King George success

London (AFP) - Legendary trainer Michael Stoute won a record sixth King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday with Poet's Word on the same track where a month ago he became the most successful ever trainer...

Kentucky Derby, Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from horse racing

It’s been more than a month since Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown. On Wednesday, though, his ownership sent a release announcing the chestnut colt has been retired from racing.“Like everyone else, I am disappointed he won’t run...

Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle.Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify's owners said caution over the horse's ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he'd be healthy...

Triple Crown winner Justify retired, owners announce

Triple Crown winner Justify will not race again, WinStar Farm announced Wednesday."Justify had some filling in his ankle, and he is just not responding quick enough for a fall campaign," trainer Bob Baffert said. "We all wanted to...

Dubai World Cup prize money raised to $12 million

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai's ruler on Wednesday increased the Dubai World Cup purse to $12 million, maintaining its status as one of the world's richest horse races.The Dubai World Cup, which once was the richest race with a...

Former American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza hospitalized after horse dies on track

Legendary jockey Victor Espinoza is in the hospital after an incident Sunday in which the horse he was riding died while running, leaving a haunting scene on the track.Espinoza’s horse, named Bobby Abu Dhabi, went into sudden cardiac...

Jockey Espinoza hurt at Del Mar when horse collapses, dies

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured when the horse he was riding at Del Mar racetrack collapsed during training and died.Racetrack officials say Bobby Abu Dhabi suffered an apparent fatal heart attack during a...

Fiery Hall of Fame jockey Manny Ycaza dies at 80

Manny Ycaza, a Hall of Fame jockey who won the 1964 Belmont Stakes and paved the way for generations of Latin Americans to ride in North America, has died. He was 80.Ycaza died Monday of pneumonia and sepsis...

Louisville puts Justify on cover of 2018 football media guide

The greatest thing a horse can do is win the Triple Crown. The greatest honor a horse can have is to be on the cover of Louisville’s football media guide.The first sentence is true. The second isn’t. But...

Sports betting no easy fix for U.S. gaming’s most beleaguered industries

By Laila KearneyCLEVELAND (Reuters) - Long-struggling U.S. gambling industries hope to cash in on newly legal sports betting, but the growing wave of electronic and mobile gaming choices is considered more likely to change the face of those...

Triple Crown winner Justify pulled from training

Just one month after winning the Triple Crown, Justify’s racing future has been put on hold.Justify’s trainer Bob Baffert announced that the horse has been pulled from training due to a left front ankle problem, according to John...

S.Africa glitterati cut a dash at Durban races

Durban (South Africa) (AFP) - The biggest event in South Africa's social calendar -- the annual Durban July horse race -- took place on Saturday with many race goers donning extravagant outfits that mixed high fashion with traditional...

Gosden’s Lion roars to Eclipse Saxon Warrior

London (AFP) - Roaring Lion provided England football fans with a good omen ahead of the 'Three Lions' World Cup quarter-final with Sweden by landing the Eclipse Stakes on Saturday at Sandown Park.The John Gosden-trained winner -- giving...

Two-time Derby winning trainer Dunlop dies

London (AFP) - English training great John Dunlop who numbered two Epsom Derby victories among his 10 British classic successes has died aged 78 his son Ed announced on Saturday.The always dapper and urbane Dunlop won the blue...

Wonder Gadot beats heat to win $1 million Queen’s Plate

TORONTO (AP) -- Wonder Gadot won the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate on Saturday at hot and muggy Woodbine Racetrack.The 3-year-old filly beat Aheadbyacentury by five lengths, running 1 1/4 miles in 2:02.26 in the...

O’Brien brothers team up to deny their father Irish Derby

The Curragh (Ireland) (AFP) - Joseph O'Brien denied his father Aidan a major victory, just as he did in last year's Melbourne Cup, as Latrobe took the honours in the Irish Derby at The Curragh on Saturday.The 25-year-old...

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