horse racing

  • horse racing Jun 29

    Second Horse in Two Days Dies From Racing Injury at Los Alamitos

    A 3-year-old filly was fatally injured during a race at Los Alamitos Race Course Saturday night, making her the second racehorse to die at the track this weekend, officials said Sunday . Nana Shila was “fatally injured (not euthanized) Saturday night while racing in the first race at Los Alamitos,” Mike Marten, public information officer for the California Horse Racing…

  • Kentucky Derby Jun 25

    Kentucky Derby, Oaks Will Run With Limitations on Spectators

    Churchill Downs says the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks will run this fall with spectators under strict guidelines to limit crowd density for the race that annually attracts more than 150,000

  • Santa Anita Jun 22

    Santa Anita Winter Meet Concludes

    The coronavirus-interrupted and rain-delayed 83rd Winter Meet at Santa Anita Park concluded Sunday with a 12-race card, which like all racing dates at the Arcadia track since March 12 was held without fans present. The track was closed to the public and all but essential personnel on March 12, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but racing continued. Racing…

  • Santa Anita Jun 21

    Colt Euthanized After Fracturing Knee Following Race at Santa Anita

    A 4-year-old colt fractured a right knee on the gallop out after the sixth race at Santa Anita Park Saturday and was euthanized, at least the 16th horse to die in racing or training-related incidents at the track this season. Strictly Biz was transported to the Equine Hospital following the injury. After diagnostics and x-rays were performed, it was determined…

  • Triple Crown Jun 21

    Tiz the Law Wins Belmont Stakes in First Race of Triple Crown

    Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows. For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown. “I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very nice.” Everything was strange about this Belmont Stakes, except the winner. Heavily favored...

  • horse racing Jun 19

    Hall of Fame Jockey ‘Big Money Mike' Previews the Belmont Stakes

    Mike Smith, the jockey also known as “Big Money Mike,” explains how the coronavirus pandemic has turned the horse racing world upside down and why the Belmont Stakes is so different this year.

  • horse racing Jun 16

    California Racing Board Approves Restrictive Whip Rule

    Jockeys competing in California won’t be allowed to strike a horse more than six times during a race, and then only in an underhanded position, according to a new rule approved by the California Horse Racing Board. The rule would allow no more than two strikes in succession using whips that must meet new board standards to soften the...

  • California Jun 16

    California Racing Board Approves Restrictive Whip Rule for Horse Racing

    Jockeys competing in California won’t be allowed to strike a horse more than six times during a race, and then only in an underhanded position, according to a new rule approved by the California Horse Racing Board. The rule would allow no more than two strikes in succession using whips that must meet new board standards to soften the...

  • Santa Anita Jun 7

    Honor A. P. Wins Santa Anita Derby; Improbable Wins Gold Cup

    Honor A. P. won the $400,000 Santa Anita Derby by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday to move into the Kentucky Derby picture. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Honor A. P. ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.97 and paid $6.40, $2.60 and $2.20. It was Smith’s third straight win and fourth overall in the West Coast’s major prep for the…

  • Los Alamitos May 30

    Los Alamitos Sees Another Racehorse Death

    Another racehorse was killed after suffering an injury at the Los Alamitos Race Course, state regulators said Saturday, bringing the number of horses to die in racing or training-related injuries at the Cypress track this season to at least 16. Malibu Morning, a 3-year-old colt, was euthanized after suffering an injury in the second race Friday night, according to Mike…

  • Triple Crown May 29

    Triple Crown Favorite Nadal Out After Injury at Santa Anita

    Racing is set to resume Thursday at Santa Anita Park, but there won’t be any races on the track’s hillside turf course, on which a horse suffered a fatal injury Sunday and became the 23rd equine death at the facility since late December.

  • Santa Anita May 16

    Two Stakes Races Set for Santa Anita on Second Day of Racing

    Two $150,000 stakes races will be run at Santa Anita Park Saturday, one day after racing was held for the first time in nearly two months. Big Sweep, the lone filly in the field of nine, is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the six-furlong Echo Eddie Stakes for California-bred or California-sired 3-year-olds. “We nominated to both races (including the…

  • Santa Anita May 14

    Santa Anita Approved to Resume Live Racing This Weekend

     Santa Anita will resume live racing Friday after receiving approval from Los Angeles County health officials. The Arcadia track stopped live racing on March 27 by order of the county health department because of concern over the spread of the coronavirus. From March 12-27, the track raced without spectators. Racing will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday with only essential…

  • Santa Anita May 14

    Santa Anita Race Track Will Resume Live Racing

    Social distancing guidelines mandate that no spectators will be allowed to attend the events. As seen on the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

  • horse racing May 2

    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. The 1 1/4-mile race featuring computer-generated imagery was held Saturday, the same day the 146th Derby had been scheduled until it was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Derby has been re-set for Sept. 5….

  • horse racing Apr 25

    Colt Euthanized at Santa Anita After Suffering Training Injury

    Last Renegade, an unraced 2-year old colt, became the 13th racehorse to die from race- or training-related injuries at Santa Anita this season after he was killed Friday. The horse, trained by Peter Eurton, died as a result of an “accident” during training, according to information posted on the California Horse Racing Board’s website. Mike Marten, public information officer...

  • Los Alamitos Apr 19

    Two More Racehorses Die at Los Alamitos

    State officials have confirmed the race-related deaths of two horses at Los Alamitos this week, bringing this year’s total deaths to at least 12 at the Cypress track, the only facility in California still holding live races amid the coronavirus pandemic. Isla’s Toy, a 3-year-old gelding, was injured Friday night during the running of the first race at Los...

  • coronavirus pandemic Apr 18

    Horse Racing Gets More TV Time With Other Sports on Hold

    Socially distanced crews in New York and California are keeping horse racing on television in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. Horse racing is one of the few sports ongoing, albeit in a limited capacity at a handful of empty tracks, but its TV presence has expanded because of the dearth of other options. The New York Racing Association...

  • coronavirus outbreak Mar 28

    Santa Anita Ends Live Racing Because of Coronavirus

    Santa Anita canceled live racing Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The track in Arcadia, California, was preparing to stage eight races when the cancellation was announced about 30 minutes before the first race. It’s not immediately known when racing will be allowed to resume. “We’re in talks with the...

  • coronavirus outbreak Mar 27

    Activists Assail California Board for Keeping Horse Race Tracks Open

    An executive with the company that owns Santa Anita urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to continue live racing despite a statewide stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Santa Anita in Arcadia, outside Los Angeles, and Golden Gate Fields in the San Francisco Bay area are among a handful of U.S. tracks continuing to...

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