Stories tagged: horse racing
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020
Authentic led all the way to win a Kentucky Derby unlike any other, kicking away from heavy favorite Tiz the Law in the stretch and giving Bob Baffert a record-tying …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 4, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in seersucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. The Kentucky Derby still has horses – …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 3, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Change is slow in coming to the Kentucky Derby. From being run on the first Saturday in May to the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” since …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 2, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Derby favorites will need to take the long route toward winning the Run For The Roses.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2020
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer, is back at his Churchill Downs barn after recovering from COVID-19.
UPDATED: Sat., June 20, 2020
Tiz the Law has won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule and crossing the finish line in front of eerily …
UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020
It’s been 17 years since Jack Knowlton and his Sackatoga Stable pals rode yellow school buses to the Belmont Stakes. It was a rollicking party on wheels for the group …
Sat., June 6, 2020
Undefeated Charlatan will miss the rescheduled Kentucky Derby this fall after being sidelined by a minor ankle issue.
Tue., May 19, 2020
The Belmont Stakes will be run June 20 in New York in front of no fans as the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown
UPDATED: Sat., May 2, 2020
Secretariat won a virtual Kentucky Derby against 12 fellow Triple Crown winners, 47 years after the chestnut colt won the real race at Churchill Downs.
UPDATED: Sat., April 18, 2020
Postponing the Kentucky Derby was a jarring move for a city that draws much of its identity from hosting horse racing’s marquee event.
Tue., March 31, 2020
Another Kentucky Derby prep is off – for now.
UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020
Wells Bayou took an early lead and held off Ny Traffic to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby by a head.
Fri., March 20, 2020
Horse racing is quickly learning it’s not totally immune to the coronavirus pandemic
Tue., March 17, 2020
Churchill Downs is postponing the Kentucky Derby from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.
UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020
Media outlets on Monday evening reported that the Kentucky Derby would be moved to Sept. 5.
UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020
Drayden Van Dyke celebrated winning a race by 10 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita by trading elbow taps in the winner’s circle
UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020
Owner Gary West is removing all of his horses from Jason Servis’ barn after the trainer was indicted on multiple counts of administering illegal substances and performance-enhancing drugs.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019
Taylor, his identical twin, Roy, and their older sibling, J.D., built a midcentury dynasty as the Taylor Brothers, piling up victories and training titles with a series of inexpensive horses.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019
A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders’ Cup Classic was overshadowed by the fatal injury to 15-1 long shot Mongolian Groom in the $6 million race at Santa Anita.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019
Five decades ago, right about this time of year, there was a boy, Lewis and Clark High School, class of 1973, who took his studies so seriously that, twice a …
Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year’s Kentucky Derby and blamed …
UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019
The Breeders’ Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently …
Sat., June 8, 2019
Tacitus was well-rested for a run on his home track. It just didn’t work out. The favored Tacitus finished second to Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old colt, …
UPDATED: Sat., June 8, 2019
Sir Winston gave the Triple Crown another unexpected turn, rallying in the stretch to capture the Belmont Stakes in a 10-1 upset. The win gave trainer Mark Casse the final …
UPDATED: Fri., June 7, 2019
This is a Triple Crown season that will be remembered, though probably should be forgotten.
Thu., June 6, 2019
Trainer Bill Mott comes to the Belmont Stakes after what has been a chaotic Triple Crown season for him. Mott won the Kentucky Derby with Country House, becoming the first …
Thu., June 6, 2019
High-definition monitors used by broadcaster Larry Collmus for the first time at Justify’s foggy Preakness victory in 2018 and the “BatCam” that runs on a zip line are now prominent …
Wed., June 5, 2019
Tyler Gaffalione has become horse racing’s rising star jockey after winning the Preakness and can add to his already impressive resume in the Belmont.