USA horse racing news

War Emblem

2002 Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem dies

War Emblem, winner of the first two legs of the 2002 Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, has died aged 21.
Santa Anita

Meds not factor in Santa Anita deaths

Californian authorities say there is no evidence of illegal medications playing a part in horse fatalities at Santa Anita.

Legendary stallion A.P. Indy dies aged 31

One of the most influential stallions of the past 25 years, A.P. Indy, has died at his home in Kentucky aged 31.
Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs to use new starting gate

Churchill Downs will have a new Australian designed and made 20-gate starting stall in place for the Kentucky Derby.
Bricks And Mortar

Bricks And Mortar in Eclipse Awards sweep

Bricks And Mortar has swept all his elgible categories in the US Eclipse Horse of the Year awards.

Trainer sues over Justify drug test

Bolt d'Oro trainer Mick Ruis is suing the California Horse Racing Board over Justify being declared winner of the Santa Anita Derby despite a failed...
Maximum Security

Maximum Security invited to Pegasus Cup

Maximum Security is among the 17 horses invited to run in the revamped Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park.
Mike Smith

Mike Smith rides 217th Grade 1 winner

Mike Smith has set an American record 217 Grade One wins with victory aboard Omaha Beach at Santa Anita.
City of Light

Major drop in prize money for Pegasus Cup

Once the richest race in the world, the Pegasus Cup will have a substantial drop in prize money and new rules with horses to race...
Maximum Security

Maximum Security smokes them in Cigar Mile

Maximum Security, famous for being disqualified as the winner of the Kentucky Derby, has ended the season with victory in the Cigar Mile.

Judge dismisses Maximum Security suit

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security challenging the decision to disqualify the horse as the winner of the...

Horse fatally injured in Breeders’ Classic

Mongolian Groom has been euthanised after suffering a catastrophic leg injury in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.

Vino Rosso wins Breeders’ Cup Classic

Vinao Rossos has won the Breeders' Cup Classic but the race has been marred by injury to one of his rivals.
Joseph O'Brien

Iridessa in famous win for Joseph O’Brien

Joseph O'Brien has become the youngest trainer to saddle a Breeders' Cup winner when Iridessa stormed home in the Filly & Mare Turf at Santa...
Santa Anita

Horse safety priority at Breeders Cup

Horsessafety is the over-riding issue at the troubled Santa Anita Racecourse ahead of the Breeders' Cup meeting.

Temperature scuppers Magical swan song

Trainer Aidan O'Brien has confirmed Magical will miss the Breeders' Cup and will be immediately retired from racing.
Santa Anita

Trainers confident in safety at Breeders

Leading trainers have expressed their confidence in safety measures at Santa Anita where the Breeders' Cup meeting will be held.

O’Brien to field strong team at Breeders

Trainer Aidan O'Brien has confirmed the Filly & Mare Turf as the intended Breeders' Cup target for brilliant filly Magical.

Sad end for Wicklow Brave in America

Trainer Willie Mullins has paid tribute to Wicklow Brave after he suffered a fatal fall at Far Hills racecourse in America.

32nd horse dies at Santa Anita from injury

Santa Anita has recorded its 32nd horse death since December with a colt euthanised after breaking both legs in a race.
Bob Baffert

Justify positive from feed: Baffert

Trainer Bob Baffert says Justify's positive test to a banned substance after the Santa Anita Derby came from contaminated feed.
Curlin colt out of Bounding

US$4.1 million for Bounding colt

Former New Zealand Champion Sprinter Bounding has had an outstanding start to her broodmare career with her first foal selling for US$4.1 million at Keeneland’s...

English horse Spanish Mission win in US

English horse Spanish Mission has won a rich race in New York with the Breeders' Cup an immediate goal and the Melbourne Cup in his...

Wet Belmont track a concern for Mission

Connections of Spanish Mission have some concerns about a wet track in New York ahead of Spanish Missions's Belmont Derby tilt.

Arlington Group 1 clean sweep for Chad Brown

Chad Brown has trained the winners of the three Group One turf races at Arlington.