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California Chrome, Arrogate, Songbird up for Eclipse Awards

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- California Chrome and Arrogate will meet once more on the track. Before that, an off-track race will be settled.California Chrome and Arrogate were among the finalists announced Thursday for Horse of the Year,...

California Chrome romps to 12-length win at Los Alamitos

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- California Chrome won the $180,000 Winter Challenge by 12 lengths in track-record time Saturday at Los Alamitos in his final start in California.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome ran 1 1/16 miles in...

Jockey Garrett Gomez found dead at 44 in Arizona hotel room

Garrett Gomez, who won nearly 4,000 horse races in a 25-year career that included 13 Breeders' Cup victories and struggles with substance abuse, has died in southern Arizona, according to authorities. He was 44.Pascua Yaqui Tribe officials said...

Mastery wins CashCall Futurity; Baffert’s record 9th win

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- Mastery won the $300,000 CashCall Futurity for 2-year-olds by a record 7 1/4 lengths Saturday at Los Alamitos, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record ninth win in the Grade 1...

Motion, Van Dyke team to sweep stakes races at Del Mar (The Associated Press)

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Ring Weekend won the $200,000 Seabiscuit Handicap for older horses by a head over Vyjack on a rainy Saturday at Del Mar.Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Ring Weekend ran 1 1/16 miles on...

Texas Ryano wins $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar (The Associated Press)

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Texas Ryano won the $200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup by 3 1/4 lengths Friday at Del Mar.Ridden by Joe Talamo, Texas Ryano ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:27.92 and paid $6.60, $3.20 and $2.10...

Japan-bred Nuovo Record wins Red Carpet Handicap at Del Mar (The Associated Press)

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Nuovo Record won the $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap for fillies and mares by a nose Thursday at Del Mar, becoming the first Japan-bred to ever compete at the seaside track north of San...

Mastery wins Bob Hope Stakes for Bob Baffert at Del Mar (The Associated Press)

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Mastery won the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for 2-year-olds by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Del Mar for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Mastery ran seven...

California Chrome still favorite for Horse of the Year honor (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- California Chrome lost the Breeders' Cup Classic by a half-length, but the 5-year-old remains the favorite to win Horse of the Year honors despite his lone defeat in seven races this year.Had he won,...

Horse racing: Fast finishing Arrogate wins Breeders' Classic (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-StokesARCADIA, California (Reuters) - Second choice Arrogate stole the limelight from favorite California Chrome with a storming finish to win the showpiece $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic by half a length at Santa Anita Park on...

The Latest: Breeders' Cup attendance is tops in 33 years (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the Breeders' Cup (all times local):7:50 p.m.The two-day attendance total of 118,484 was the highest in the 33-year history of the Breeders' Cup.The total on-track wagering Saturday at Santa Anita was...

Arrogate upsets California Chrome to win BC Classic (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- California Chrome was cruising along on the lead, looking every inch the lauded veteran ready to polish his resume with another big victory. Trailing behind was Arrogate, the youngest horse in the field, brilliant...

Classic Empire wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile by a neck (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Classic Empire's victory by a neck over Not This Time in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile gives him the edge in the debate over the winter favorite for the Kentucky Derby.The difference between the two...

The Latest: Finest City wins BC Filly & Mare Sprint in upset (The Associated...

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the Breeders' Cup (all times local):4:20 p.m.Big Money Mike has struck again at the Breeders' Cup.Jockey Mike Smith scored an upset victory in the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint with...

Horse racing: Classic Empire wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Reuters)

ARCADIA, California (Reuters) - Classic Empire held off a late charge from favorite Not This Time to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile by a neck on Saturday. Starting at 9-2, a slight underdog to Not This...

Horse racing: Beholder, jockey Smith shine at Santa Anita (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-StokesARCADIA, California (Reuters) - A stunning victory by 6-year-old mare Beholder in the final race of her career and another win for record-setting jockey Mike Smith stole the limelight on the opening day of the Breeders'...

The Latest: Largest Friday crowd in Breeders' Cup history (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the Breeders' Cup (all times local):6:45 p.m.The announced crowd of 45,673 was the largest for a Friday session at the Breeders' Cup since the event added a second day starting in...

By a nose: Beholder upsets Songbird to win BC Distaff (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- For the last quarter of a mile, Songbird and Beholder refused to yield. They ran neck-and-neck, with their Hall of Fame jockeys looking for the tiniest edge.Gary Stevens, aboard Beholder, called it ''just a...

Prime spot for California Chrome in Classic (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-StokesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Twelve months after American Pharoah ended a stellar career with a commanding victory at the Breeders' Cup Classic, California Chrome is ideally placed to follow suit in similar fashion in the same...

Jockey Mike Smith at age 51 eyes big money in Breeders' Cup (The Associated...

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- The ride is far from over for Mike Smith, even at age 51.The jockey known as ''Big Money Mike'' is poised for another lucrative weekend in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita with live...

Almandin wins Melbourne Cup in tight finish (The Associated Press)

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Almandin stormed down the straight to beat Heartbreak City by a long head in the 156th Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, giving owner Lloyd Williams a record fifth win in Australia's richest race and jockey...

Almandin wins Melbourne Cup thriller (Reuters)

By Ian RansomMELBOURNE (Reuters) - German import Almandin won a thrilling sprint to the line to claim the A$6.2 million ($4.75 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse on Tuesday.Roared on by a festive crowd of more than 100,000...

California Chrome installed as hot Classic favorite (Reuters)

By Mark Lamport-StokesLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Chrome, North America's all-time leading money earner, has been installed as the even-money favorite and will break from the fourth post for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita...

Horse racing: Long frustrated, Godolphin sense Melbourne Cup chance (Reuters)

By Ian RansomMELBOURNE (Reuters) - Godolphin's two-decade wait for a Melbourne Cup winner may be set to end on Tuesday, when the powerful stable mounts a formidable assault to gallop off with Australia's richest horse racing prize.Sheikh Mohammed...

Cover Song scores upset in Miss Autumn Stakes at Santa Anita (The Associated Press)

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Cover Song won the $100,000 Miss Autumn Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by a nose Saturday at Santa Anita.Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Cover Song ran a mile on turf in 1:33.73 and paid $63.40, $20.80...

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