On Opening Weekend, Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. — The most critical racing meeting in the 85-year history of Santa Anita racetrack…

Gov. Gavin Newsom Says Horse Racing in California Needs Reform

Gov. Gavin Newsom of California said Monday that horse racing is dangerously close to being out…

Hong Kong Unrest Leads to Cancellation of Horse Races at Iconic Track

HONG KONG — A night of horse racing at Hong Kong’s iconic Happy Valley Racecourse was…

Horse Racing’s Tough Year Keeps Getting Tougher

Horse owners, trainers and racetrack executives are supposed to take care of their athletes, equine and…

In Defense of Justify, Bob Baffert Lets Others Do the Talking for a Change

For nearly 20 years, Bob Baffert has been the face of American thoroughbred racing, a trainer…

Justify Failed a Drug Test Before Winning the Triple Crown

On June 9, 2018, a colt named Justify thundered home to the full-throated cheers of a…

For Indonesia’s Child Jockeys, Time to Retire at 10, After 5 Years of Racing

ImageChild jockeys, between ages 5 to 10, in a professional race on the island of Sumbawa…

Where Have All the Race Horses Gone?

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Last month in the Lake George Stakes, horse players were presented with…

‘Preparation Trumps Youth’: 70-Year-Old Man Wins Longest Multi-Horse Race

Bob Long, 70, just became the oldest person to finish what Guinness World Records calls the…

Country House’s Trainer Can’t Quite Embrace His Kentucky Derby Win

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — You want to see horse heaven? Then slip into the Oklahoma Training…

‘She Always Looked Out for Us’: the Glamorous Patron of Stablehands

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — For decades, townspeople and tourists would throng the sidewalks along Broadway and…

Marylou Whitney, Social Queen of the Racing World, Dies at 93

Marylou Whitney, who fled Kansas for New York with dreams of being an actress and found…

Move Over, Nevada: New Jersey Is the Sports Betting Capital of the Country

When former Gov. Chris Christie took New Jersey’s effort to legalize sports betting to the Supreme…

How Horse Racing Went Horribly Wrong at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. — On the morning of March 29, Santa Anita Park was reopening for racing…

Hats Like Sneezes, Playing at Aristocracy and Other Notes From Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England — Royal Ascot, five days of horse racing that are a major event in…