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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 5, 2020

Authentic wins Kentucky Derby, gives Bob Baffert record-tying 6th victory

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

Tiz the Law is a big favorite in a Derby unlike any other

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

Tradition gets swift kick at a Kentucky Derby like no other

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

From Derby DQ to doping, a chaotic year in horse racing

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

Tiz the Law draws No. 17 post as 3-5 Kentucky Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Derby favorites will need to take the long route toward winning the Run For The Roses.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 31, 2020

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas back at Churchill Downs barn after battling COVID-19

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

New York-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

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

Belmont sets pace for Triple Crown, with Tiz the Law favored

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 …


Undefeated Charlatan to miss Derby with minor ankle issue

Undefeated Charlatan will miss the rescheduled Kentucky Derby this fall after being sidelined by a minor ankle issue.


Belmont Stakes set for June 20 without fans, leads off Triple Crown

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 wins virtual Kentucky Derby

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

Louisville adjusts to new date, season for Kentucky Derby

Postponing the Kentucky Derby was a jarring move for a city that draws much of its identity from hosting horse racing’s marquee event.


Santa Anita joins list of postponed Kentucky Derby preps

Another Kentucky Derby prep is off – for now.


UPDATED: Sat., March 21, 2020

Wells Bayou wins eerie Louisiana Derby at empty track

Wells Bayou took an early lead and held off Ny Traffic to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby by a head.


Horse racing grapples with risks of running during pandemic

Horse racing is quickly learning it’s not totally immune to the coronavirus pandemic


Scratched: Kentucky Derby now set for September due to virus

Churchill Downs is postponing the Kentucky Derby from May to September because of the coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Mon., March 16, 2020

Kentucky Derby could be moved to later in the year

Media outlets on Monday evening reported that the Kentucky Derby would be moved to Sept. 5.


UPDATED: Sat., March 14, 2020

Coronavirus doesn’t deter horse racing at U.S. tracks, but few fans

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

Maximum Security moved from Jason Servis after indictments

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

Pacific Northwest horse racing legend Troy Taylor dies at 88

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

Vino Rosso wins Breeders’ Cup Classic; 15-1 long shot Mongolian Groom fatally injured

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

Spokane native Jon White knows his odds at Santa Anita Park

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 …


Triple Crown winner Justify had positive test; trainer blames contaminated food

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

Breeders’ Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

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 …


Tacitus finishes second in Belmont Stakes

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

Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont

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

Analysis: Belmont pick is Tacitus, aided by bloodlines

This is a Triple Crown season that will be remembered, though probably should be forgotten.


Trainer Bill Mott trying to win Belmont, and without mayhem

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 …


Better camera technology game-changer for Triple Crown races

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 …


Tyler Gaffalione has become horse racing’s rising star jockey

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.