Horse Racing News

Life Is Good won the $300,000 San Felipe Stakes by eight lengths Saturday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, affirming the 3-year-old colt's status as the West Coast's top Kentucky Derby hopeful.
A virulent outbreak of equine herpes in eastern Spain has forced European equestrian events to be canceled across the continent.
A 4-year-old gelding and a 5-year-old mare have died in training incidents at Golden Gate Fields, the third and fourth thoroughbreds to die at the Northern California racetrack this year.
Mishriff powered home to wear down American ace Charlatan on Saturday and win the world's most valuable horse race, the Saudi Cup in Riyadh.
Concert Tour won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by a half-length over Freedom Fighter on Saturday at Santa Anita.
Julio Canani, who trained three Breeders' Cup winners and thoroughbred racing's 2-year-old Eclipse champion filly in 2004, died Friday after a long illness.
Gamine has been disqualified from a third-place finish in last year's Kentucky Oaks and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert fined $1,500 after a post-race test showed the filly had an anti-inflammatory in her system.
Essential Quality, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 326 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Authentic, who won this year's Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Classic, received 224 of 238 first-place votes to win Horse of the Year honors at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night.
Knicks Go went wire to wire to easily defeat the other 11 runners in Saturday's $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park.
 
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