- Labor Department sues trainer Asmussen, stable over wages Updated: Jun-30-15 6:59 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Trainer Steve Asmussen is being sued by the U.S. Labor Department, which alleges his stable didn't pay overtime since at least 2012 to grooms and hot walkers who worked more than 40 hours in a week.
- Churchill renames stakes race for Hall of Fame trainer Lukas Updated: Jun-30-15 6:27 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Churchill Downs has renamed a stakes race to honor Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.
- Pennsylvania track to start races earlier to avoid deer Updated: Jun-30-15 5:57 pm
ERIE, Pennsylvania - Deer, not deuces, are wild at Presque Isle Downs and Casino, and the racetrack is making changes to get its horses back in the starting gate.
- Kauto Star, one of Britain's greatest racehorses, dies Updated: Jun-30-15 12:44 pm
LONDON - Kauto Star, the two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who was one of Britain's greatest and most popular racehorses, has been euthanized after sustaining pelvis and neck injuries in a fall in a paddock.
- Crucero wins San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita Updated: Jun-28-15 10:21 pm
ARCADIA, California - Long-shot Crucero won the $150,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes by a neck Sunday on closing day of Santa Anita's spring meet.
- Salutos Amigos wins featured race at Monmouth Park Updated: Jun-28-15 7:39 pm
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - Salutos Amigos sat off the early speed before storming home to a 3 1/4- length victory over Uptown Boy in the $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.
- La Verdad wins Belmont's Dancin Renee Stakes Updated: Jun-28-15 5:24 pm
NEW YORK - La Verdad flaunted her class Sunday, cruising to a 7 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Dancin Renee Stakes for New York bred fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
- Looking ahead to Breeders' Cup Classic with American Pharoah Updated: Jun-25-15 8:04 pm
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. Then again, let's.
- Lady Cecil to quit as horse-racing trainer, sell stables Updated: Jun-25-15 9:26 am
NEWMARKET, England - One of the most famous names in British horse racing will disappear at the end of the season, after the wife of the late Henry Cecil announced plans to retire as a trainer and sell her stables.
- Saratoga Race Course to honor Marylou Whitney, Ogden Phipps Updated: Jun-23-15 3:08 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - The New York Racing Association has a new attraction for the upcoming thoroughbred racing meet at Saratoga Race Course - the Saratoga Walk of Fame.
- Saratoga's 147th meet looms in July; includes 6 Grade 1s Updated: Jun-22-15 6:09 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Saratoga Race Course kicks off its 147th season in just over four weeks, and the 40-day meet will include 69 stakes worth a record $18.7 million in purses.
- California Chrome misses Eclipse, heading back to US Updated: Jun-22-15 7:45 am
NEWMARKET, England - California Chrome is heading back to the United States without having competed in a race in Britain.
- Mr. Jordan wins Monmouth Pegasus Stakes Updated: Jun-21-15 7:23 pm
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - Mr. Jordan won the $157,500 Pegasus Stakes Sunday at Monmouth Park, and an invitation to a possible showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
- Triple Crown stars still riding high 2 weeks after Belmont Updated: Jun-21-15 6:37 pm
The party's still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years - and the owner, trainer and jockey. Since American Pharoah completed his sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the past few weeks have turned into a whirlwind of TV appearances, first pitches and victory celebrations for owner Ahmed Zayat, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza.
- Triple Crown winner Victor Espinoza returns to riding Updated: Jun-20-15 6:51 pm
ARCADIA, California - Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza returned to riding at Santa Anita after a whirlwind of appearances since winning the Belmont Stakes aboard American Pharoah to complete the sport's first Triple Crown victory since 1978.
- Undrafted gives NFL player Wes Welker a Royal Ascot winner Updated: Jun-20-15 1:24 pm
ASCOT, England - Undrafted, owned by NFL player Wes Welker, won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on the final day Saturday.
- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returns to California Updated: Jun-18-15 7:49 pm
ARCADIA, California - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returned home to Santa Anita in California and was greeted by a crowd of well-wishers, including Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts.
- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah returns to California Updated: Jun-18-15 7:47 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was initially hesitant to leave Churchill Downs before returning to California and prepare for the next phase of his racing career.
- Harness racing drivers win appeal in lawsuit over suspension Updated: Jun-17-15 4:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Harness racing drivers who were suspended from Michigan horse tracks after refusing to speak to state investigators will get another day in court.
- Ticking Katie wins Belmont feature Updated: Jun-17-15 4:06 pm
NEW YORK - Ticking Katie overcame a stumble at the start Wednesday to win her U.S. debut, an $83,300 allowance feature for fillies and mares on the turf at Belmont Park.
- California Chrome foot injury rules him out of Royal Ascot Updated: Jun-16-15 10:48 am
LONDON - California Chrome was ruled out of the Prince of Wales' Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday by a bruised foot.
- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah takes parade lap Updated: Jun-13-15 11:39 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Other than fidgeting briefly in the same Churchill Downs paddock where he prepped for the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah was his usual cool self during his victory lap for the Triple Crown.
- Noble Bird wins Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs Updated: Jun-13-15 11:38 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Long shot Noble Bird overtook Paganol in the far turn and held off favorite Lea by a neck to win the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday night.
- World's fastest harness horse and key sire Cambest dies Updated: Jun-12-15 4:57 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - No harness horse ever covered a mile faster than Cambest, earning him a place in racing royalty that continued during his second career: siring another generation of top Standardbreds in Kentucky horse country.
- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah jogs at Churchill Downs Updated: Jun-12-15 1:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - American Pharoah looked strong and fresh in his first exercise as a Triple Crown champion before meeting a veterinarian who has seen six of his brethren.