- Texas horse, dog racetracks back in business - for 90 days Updated: Sep-03-15 5:21 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas tracks will be able to again take bets on horse and dog races - at least temporarily - following a deal that resumes operations for the state racing commission.
- Harmonize wins $100,000 P.G. Johnson in rain at Saratoga Updated: Sep-03-15 4:08 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Harmonize won the $100,000 P.G. Johnson Stakes by four lengths in a driving rainstorm Thursday at Saratoga Race Course.
- American Pharoah to race again in Breeders' Cup Classic Updated: Sep-03-15 2:38 pm
NEW YORK - A few days of indecision over, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is back on schedule for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic and a chance for a magical career-ending race.
- Wild in the Saddle scores 19-1 upset at Del Mar Updated: Sep-02-15 9:38 pm
DEL MAR, California - Wild in the Saddle scored an upset victory by three-quarters of a length in the $108,330 Tranquility Lake Stakes for older fillies and mares Wednesday at Del Mar.
- 3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd Updated: Sep-01-15 6:21 pm
STAMFORD, Connecticut - The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.
- NY experts say steady funding needed for retired racehorses Updated: Sep-01-15 5:36 pm
ALBANY, New York - Experts on thoroughbred racing and retired horses said Tuesday that the last few years have seen progress but more funding and homes are needed to save many aging racehorses from eventual neglect or slaughter.
- Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating Updated: Sep-01-15 4:26 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift.
- Hambletonian champion Pinkman heads field at Yonkers Trot Updated: Sep-01-15 2:41 pm
NEW YORK - Hambletonian champion Pinkman goes for the second jewel in the Triple Crown of trotting on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.
- Racing commission's funding unclear amid lawmaker squabbles Updated: Aug-31-15 7:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Senate leaders have announced a deal to keep the Texas Racing Commission open for at least three months despite its authorization of a new form of betting.
- Pharoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans Updated: Aug-30-15 10:11 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks.
- Valid wins Monmouth's Iselin Stakes Updated: Aug-30-15 7:23 pm
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - Valid won the $150,000 Iselin Stakes, beating archrival Bradester by 3 1/2 lengths Sunday in their third and final meeting this season at Monmouth Park.
- 12-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings dies Updated: Aug-30-15 10:54 am
SYDNEY - Bart Cummings, one of Australia's most successful racehorse trainers who won the Melbourne Cup a record 12 times, has died at the age of 87.
- Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice Updated: Aug-29-15 7:08 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at Saratoga Race Course.
- Photo Call edges Cushion in the Violet Stakes at Monmouth Updated: Aug-29-15 6:47 pm
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - Photo Call moved to the lead around the far turn and held off Cushion by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.
- Sheer Drama, Flintshire among winners on Travers undercard Updated: Aug-29-15 5:41 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - The Travers Day undercard produced four automatic qualifers for races in the Breeders' Cup in two months.
- American Pharoah still front and center on racing's stage Updated: Aug-28-15 9:46 pm
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Horse racing hasn't had it this good in years.
- Marylou Whitney, Dinny Phipps honored day before Travers Updated: Aug-28-15 8:29 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Prominent horse owners Marylou Whitney and Ogden Mills "Dinny" Phipps were inducted into Saratoga Race Course's "Walk of Fame" on Friday, the day before Triple Crown winner American Pharoah runs in the Travers Stakes.
- Triple Crown winner gallops before thousands at 'Pharatoga' Updated: Aug-28-15 1:23 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - With a crowd of about 15,000 cheering him all the way, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah went for a glorious gallop around Saratoga Race Course the day before he runs in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes.
- Wise Dan set for first race of 2015 at Woodbine Updated: Aug-27-15 6:11 pm
TORONTO - Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is on schedule to make his first start of the year in the Woodbine Mile next month at Woodbine Racetrack.
- American Pharoah looks 'super good' at Saratoga Race Course Updated: Aug-27-15 2:02 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - No worries, so far. American Pharoah seems to love Saratoga Race Course.
- Gulf Greyhound Park, last Texas dog track, to close Updated: Aug-26-15 8:05 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The last greyhound racing track in Texas is closing.
- Da Big Hoss takes John's Call at Saratoga Updated: Aug-26-15 6:06 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss made a sweeping move on the outside nearing the stretch and sprinted down the center of the track to win the $100,000 John's Call by two lengths Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course.
- Triple Crown winner arrives at Saratoga for Travers Updated: Aug-26-15 5:12 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - With a dozen roses and about 300 people waiting to greet him, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived at Saratoga Race Course on Wednesday and was led off a horse van next to his barn after a flight from California.
- Louisiana editorial roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 3:38 pm
Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers:
- American Pharoah 1-5 favorite in 10-horse field for Travers Updated: Aug-25-15 8:02 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - And now, it's on to the Spa for the Triple Crown winner.