Horse Racing News

The nascent Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority on Thursday released a draft of proposed anti-doping and medication control rules designed to bring uniformity to a sport that has operated for years under patchwork regulations in 38 racing states.
Knicks Go burst into the lead out of the starting gate and kicked away to a 2¾-length victory in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Del Mar. Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit was second.
Corniche scored a 1 3/4-length win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and will be an early favorite for next year's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, where his trainer, Bob Baffert, has been banned.
From the opening race to the Classic, Chris Fallica and Anita Marks give their picks for Breeders' Cup races this weekend.
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien says the unprecedented move for all 14 Breeders' Cup races this weekend at Del Mar to be run without race-day medication is "definitely a good thing."
A 2-year-old filly named Set the Tone dumped her exercise rider during training hours Wednesday at Del Mar and ran off, hitting a fence and severely injuring her shoulder.
Star of Africa was the fifth horse to die from a racing or training injury or other cause during the fall meet at the Arcadia track, which ran from Oct. 1-31.
Knicks Go drew the No. 5 post on Monday in the nine-horse field for the 1 1/4-mile Classic. Trained by Brad Cox, he'll be ridden by Joel Rosario. The colt has four wins in six starts this year, and won the BC Dirt Mile last year at Keeneland.
Churchill Downs has announced that jockey Miguel Mena, who won nearly 2,100 thoroughbred races in North America and earned $72.4 million in prize money, has died following a pedestrian accident. He was 34.
Rebuff won the Colt & Gelding Trot to kick off Breeders Crown weekend at the Meadowlands Racetrack.
 
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