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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.

Aquis buys sale topper at Saratoga

An international group headed by Australia-based Aquis has paid the equal highest price at the Saratoga yearling sale in New York.

Maximum Security wins Haskell

Disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security has survived an inquiry to claim the Haskell Invitational in New Jersey.

Maximum Security heads Haskell field

Maximum Security heads the seven-horse field for the Haskell Invitational, his second start since being disqualified as the Kentucky Derby winner.

Breeders’ Cup to stay at Santa Anita

The showcase Breeders' Cup meeting is to remain at Santa Anita despite controversy over horse deaths at the Southern California track.

Hall of Fame trainer banned at Santa Anita

American Hall Of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been barred form racing horses at Santa Anita after another fatality.

Maximum Security beaten in New Jersey

Disqualified Kentucky Derby winner, Maximum Security, has been beaten in his first start since the controversial demotion.

Wesley Ward returns to Royal Ascot

American trainer Wesley Ward will return to Royal Ascot hoping for more success a decade after breaking new ground at the meeting.

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...