USA horse racing news

Two more horse fatalities at Santa Anita

Two more horses have died at Santa Anita, bringing the number of fatalities to 29

Sir Winston springs Belmont surprise

Sir Winston has won the Belmont Stakes meaning there are three different winners of the Triple Crown series.

Tacitus favourite for Belmont Stakes

Tacitus is the slight favourite over Preakness Stakes winner War Of Will for the Belmont Stakes over 2400 metres.

Another horse has died at Santa Anita

Another horse has died from injuries at Santa Anita racetrack, the 25th fatality since Christmas.

War of Will wins Preakness Stakes

War of Will has won the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico to give trainer Mark Caisse and jockey Tyler Gaffalione a first win in a Triple...

Maximum Security owner’s $20m challenge

Owner Gary West has challenged the owners of horses Maximum Security is judged to have hampered in the Kentucky Derby to beat him.

Maximum Security owners file lawsuit

Gary and Mary West, the owners of Maximum Security, have filed a lawsuit seeking to have the Kentucky Derby disqualification of their horse overturned in...

Maximum Security jockey banned for 15 days

Jockey Luis Saez will appeal a ban handed down for causing the interference which cost his mount Maximum Security victory in the Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Derby saga continues

Gary and Mary West are pursuing legal options in a bid to have disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security reinstated.

No Preakness for Kentucky Derby winner

Kentucky Derby winner Country House has a cough and will not run in the Preakness Stakes ruling the Triple Crown out of play.

Maximum Security Derby appeal denied

Racing authorities have denied an appeal by Maximum Security's owner against the colt's Derby disqualification saying stewards are not subject to such action.

Owner to appeal Kentucky Derby result

Owner Gary West has confirmed he will appeal Maximum Security's disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner for causing interference.

Preakness doubt for Maximum Security

Maximum Security's owner Gary West is considering appeal options after the colt's disqualification from the Kentucky Derby.

Country House wins Kentucky Derby via DQ

Outsider Country House has been declared the winner of the Kentucky Derby after the disqualification of Maximum Security.

Kentucky Derby winner disqualified

Maximum Security has been disqualified as the winner of the Kentucky Derby with Country House promoted to first

Omaha Beach lands Kentucky Derby spot in Arkansas Derby

Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach entered Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at a sloppy Oaklawn Park needing to secure a beachhead in the Kentucky...

Roadster runs down Game Winner in Santa Anita Derby

Tabbed as the heir apparent to Justify before he ever ran, Roadster is now in a position to go for classic glory himself. The Bob...

Vekoma gives Weaver home state win in Blue Grass

Trainer George Weaver, a native of Louisville, Kentucky, has had one previous starter in the Kentucky Derby (G1), a 52-1 longshot that beat just one...

Tacitus too tough despite rough trip in Wood

If 5-2 favorite Tacitus had lost Saturday’s $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2), he could have pointed to a rough passage in the early going at Aqueduct....

Japan Road concludes with Der Flug winning Fukuryu

The final leg of the “Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1)” was run on Sunday at Nakayama. Run at 1,800 meters (about 1 1/8...

Ex-claimer Maximum Security steps up big in Florida Derby

Maximum Security, whose three previous starts were dominating wins in a $16,000 maiden claimer and two starter allowances, lulled the perceived best three-year-olds in South...

Haikal bags Gotham with late kick

Haikal rallied to win Saturday’s $300,000 Gotham (G3) at Aqueduct, erasing a sizable deficit in the stretch to post a one-length decision, and earned 50...

Tales from the Crib: War of Will

In War of Will’s case, “WOW” isn’t just an acronym. His longtime nickname around the Mark Casse barn, “WOW” could also sum up his life’s...

Code of Honor breaks through in Fountain of Youth

Code of Honor flashed enormous promise in his first two starts but nothing went according to plan over the following months as he was forced...

Oval Ace stays unbeaten in Hyacinth on Japan Road To The Derby

Tsuru Nishimori’s Oval Ace wore down Weitblick to prevail in a battle of unbeatens in Sunday’s Hyacinth S. at Tokyo, the third race on the...