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Legendary Hanover wins Meadowlands Pace for 3-year-olds in stakes-record 1:46.3

Jul. 13, 2024 23:26 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Legendary Hanover won the $650,000 Meadowlands Pace in a stakes-record 1:46.3, beating stablemate Nijinsky by 5 1/2 links Saturday night in the mile event for 3-year-olds at the Meadowlands Racetrack. Driven by James MacDonald and trailed by Anthony...

Belmont Park winter racing to take place on a synthetic surface when the track reopens in 2026

Jul. 02, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

Winter racing at Belmont Park will take place exclusively on a synthetic surface when the New York track reopens in 2026, a move made with the hope of keeping horses and jockeys safer and improving year-round conditions when also running on dirt and turf. The New York Racing...

Military horses bolt through London in scene reminiscent of runaway stampede in April

Jul. 01, 2024 09:07 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Three runaway horses bolted through the streets of central London Monday after one was spooked by a bus and two others tossed their riders, the Army said. The Army said one horse Monday had minor injuries but didn’t require further treatment and neither soldier was...

Trainer Bob Baffert goes 1-2 in Los Alamitos Derby for his 8th consecutive win in the Grade 2 race

Jun. 29, 2024 21:17 PM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Wynstock won the $100,000 Los Alamitos Derby by a nose over Cornell on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a 1-2 finish and his eighth consecutive victory in the Grade 2 race. Ridden by Kyle Frey, Wynstock ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.51 and...

Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher among 4 new members named to HISA horsemen's advisory group

Jun. 10, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Horse racing’s federal oversight body has named Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher among four new members of a horseman’s advisory group that will provide feedback to its executive team and committees. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority ( HISA...

Dornoch pulls off an upset to win the first Belmont Stakes run at Saratoga Race Course at 17-1

Jun. 09, 2024 16:55 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — When Luis Saez first rode Dornoch at Saratoga Race Course last summer, he told trainer Danny Gargan, “You have the Derby winner.” While that did not come true, Dornoch made good on that optimism Saturday by winning the first Belmont Stakes at...

Dornoch wins the first Belmont Stakes run at Saratoga Race Course

Jun. 08, 2024 18:51 PM EDT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Dornoch wins the first Belmont Stakes run at Saratoga Race Course.

Belmont with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners could be the best of these Triple Crown races

Jun. 07, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

Horse racing history of all kinds is being made Saturday in the final Triple Crown race of the year. The Belmont Stakes is taking place at venerable Saratoga Race Course for the first time in the venue's vaunted 161-year history. And while there is no chance at a 14th Triple Crown...

Kentucky Derby runner-up by a nose Sierra Leone is getting an adjustment for the Belmont

Jun. 06, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

Sierra Leone had a troubled trip to the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, veering side to side and bumping another horse three times down the stretch. He lost to Mystik Dan by a nose. He might have won pulling away with a straightforward dash. Never knowing what could...

Belmont at Saratoga means shortening the 3rd Triple Crown race, but most are OK with that

Jun. 06, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The Belmont Stakes is the final test of the Triple Crown — the third resume booster to edge a horse into the history books. It's not an easy feat. The third leg is the longest of the three races at 1½ miles and requires a horse with endurance to...