Horse Racing News

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit held off Rock Your World in the stretch to win the $100,000 Shared Belief at Del Mar on Sunday for embattled trainer Bob Baffert.
Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality won the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, holding off Midnight Bourbon in a stirring stretch duel at Saratoga Race Course for his eighth victory in nine career starts.
Seven horses had to be rescued from a barn that caught fire at Ellis Park race track in Kentucky early Sunday.
Two-year-old filly Bold and Bossy got loose before a race at a Kentucky track and ran onto a highway alongside cars before being apprehended Saturday.
B. Wayne Hughes, the founder and chairman of Public Storage whose passion for horse racing culminated with a victory by Authentic in the 2020 Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic, died Wednesday. He was 87.
Jorge Navarro is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 17 after pleading guilty Wednesday to charges related to a scheme to give horses performance-enhancing drugs.
Captain Corey took the lead early, held off one challenge and then drew off in the stretch to give trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt his second win in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands.
Steve Asmussen won a North American record 9,446th race on Saturday when Stellar Tap won at Saratoga Race Course.
Churchill Downs announced a $135 million renovation project Wednesday that includes improvements to seating areas and a redesign of the Paddock and Plaza areas.
Mandaloun was named the winner of the Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday after Hot Rod Charlie, who finished first, was disqualified for veering into Midnight Bourbon in the stretch.
 
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