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Arabian Knight earns Baffert record 6th win in Southwest

Jan. 28, 2023 20:25 PM EST

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Arabian Knight won the $750,000 Southwest Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths on Saturday at Oaklawn, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record sixth victory in the race. The colt came into the Kentucky Derby prep as one of the most highly touted 3-year-olds...

Flightline, Pletcher, Godolphin lead way at Eclipse Awards

Jan. 26, 2023 21:17 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Flightline ran away in all six of his races, and ran away with top honors at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night. And trainer Todd Pletcher, for the first time in nearly a decade, received the sport’s top prize as well. Flightline — the...

Trainer Bob Baffert's ban from racing in New York is over

Jan. 26, 2023 18:39 PM EST

Bob Baffert can once again enter horses at New York’s major tracks. The Hall of Fame trainer’s one-year ban by the New York Racing Association ended Wednesday, allowing him to enter horses as soon as Thursday. “I was disappointed they even did it, but it’s...

Jockey Manny Franco ties mark with 6 wins on Aqueduct card

Jan. 11, 2023 16:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jockey Manny Franco tied a New York Racing Association record with six victories on Friday’s nine-race card at Aqueduct. The 28-year-old rider from Puerto Rico tied a mark shared by Hall of Famers Steve Cauthen, Angel Cordero Jr., Javier Castellano, Mike Smith and...

16-1 shot Reincarnate wins Sham Stakes for Baffert

Jan. 08, 2023 20:47 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — It's proving time for 3-year-olds in the barn of trainer Bob Baffert. The next four months will weed out the best of the bunch as the calendar moves closer to May and the start of the Triple Crown series. “See what you have, see what they...

Regulators focus on future of New Mexico horse racing

Jan. 05, 2023 20:39 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico horse racing regulators, track executives, breeders and others say there’s no silver bullet to ensure the future of the industry as it faces increased competition from online wagering, higher costs, infighting and other problems. Like other...

Former assistant beats Baffert in Los Alamitos Futurity

Dec. 17, 2022 20:26 PM EST

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — Trainer Tim Yakteen got the best of his former boss, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, in the $200,000 Los Alamitos Futurity on Saturday, with 10-1 shot Practical Move winning by 3 1/4 lengths. Practical Move earned 10 points on the 2023 Kentucky Derby...

Horse racing's new overseer hits speed bump in drug-testing

Dec. 12, 2022 22:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new governing body for horse racing won’t be taking over drug-testing enforcement in the 38 U.S. racing states on Jan. 1. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday declined to approve rules involving the program established by the Horseracing Integrity and...

Trainer Jason Servis pleads guilty to drugging his horses

Dec. 10, 2022 02:12 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Trainer Jason Servis, whose horse Maximum Security was the 3-year-old champion in 2019, pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges involving a widespread scheme to drug horses. The 65-year-old New Jersey-based trainer faces four years in prison when he is sentenced...

Irad Ortiz sets single-season record with 77th stakes win

Dec. 03, 2022 19:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. earned his record 77th single-season North American stakes victory on Saturday when he guided Dr B to victory in the $200,000 Go for Wand at Aqueduct. The 30-year-old native of Puerto Rico broke the old mark of 76 set by the late Hall of Fame...