BENSALEM, Pa. — Math Wizard won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at 31-1 odds, edging Mr. Money by a neck in a race missing disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Math Wizard ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.94 on Saturday at Parx Racing. Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line
ARCADIA, Calif. — A 4-year-old gelding has been euthanized at Santa Anita after breaking its pelvis during training hours. Santa Anita officials on Tuesday confirmed the fatality of the gelding named Zeke, who was injured a day earlier. Track veterinarians diagnosed a pelvic fracture. The gelding was initially stable, but his condition deteriorated later on.
OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security, the colt who crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified for interference, won’t run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby this weekend because of a colon issue. Trainer Jason Servis said Tuesday that the Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner developed the problem shortly
NEW YORK — Three horses have died during the first two days of Belmont Park’s fall season, mirroring the start and end of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. According to the New York State Gaming Commission’s equine database, two horses died on the meet’s opening day last Friday. Royal Inheritance collapsed and died
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has denied giving Justify a banned substance, following Wednesday’s report that the Triple Crown-winning horse failed a drug test a month before the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The New York Times reported that Justify tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby — and qualifying for the Kentucky
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 the result on contaminated food. Baffert said Thursday that he “unequivocally” rejects the implication he’d give Justify or any other horse scopolamine, which the colt tested
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A filly by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has sold for a record $8.2 million in the final Book 1 session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. The price Wednesday was a September sale record for a filly and the auction’s fourth-highest for a yearling. The filly is a half-sister to four-time
Justify failed a drug test one month before the 2018 Kentucky Derby, and the California Horse Racing Board decided to dismiss the case after the colt went on to win the Triple Crown, The New York Times reported Wednesday. According to the newspaper, Justify tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby —
DEL MAR, Calif. — An accident involving 1-2 favorite Eight Rings and another horse shortly after the start marred the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day at the seaside track north of San Diego. Eight Rings, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, veered in sharply and bumped Storm the Court, with Flavien Prat aboard, in
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck Tacitus by three lengths to win the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday.
NEW YORK — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was 95. Whitaker, a Philadelphia native who
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A racehorse expert who helped train Triple Crown winner Secretariat and had ties to Saudi royals is accused of abusing a teenager while producing child pornography. Daniel Mullan, 80, entered federal court in Central Islip in a wheelchair Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges including sexual exploitation of a child
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Long-shot Forbidden Trade held off heavily favored Greenshoe in the closing strides in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday. Driven by Bob McClure and trained by Luc Blaise, the 3-year-old colt went the mile in 1:51 in winning trotting’s most prestigious race. The result was totally unexpected
DEL MAR, Calif. — A third horse has died during training at Del Mar, including the second trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert. A track spokesman confirmed the death of Bowl of Soul, a 3-year-old filly trained by Baffert. She broke down Monday after an injury to her right hind fetlock and was euthanized.
OCEANPORT, N.J. — Monmouth Park is making amends to fans for the hot and troubled day last weekend that forced the cancellation of six races and a more than four-hour delay of six stakes races on the $1 million Haskell Invitational card. The New Jersey track announced Saturday it will hold a fan appreciation day
Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Hollendorfer is now allowed to train and race horses at Del Mar following a ruling Friday in a San Diego courtroom. Hollendorfer had sued Del Mar earlier this month after the Southern California racetrack refused to allow him to enter races during the track’s meet or keep his horses in
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is suing Del Mar Thoroughbred Club after the track refused to give him stalls and then eventually refused to let him enter horses in its current meet, according to a civil lawsuit filed in San Diego County Superior Court last week. The suit alleges Hollendorfer was initially cleared by
OCEANPORT, N.J. — Not again. That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the result stand this time, vaulting