USA horse racing news

Slow Down Andy wins at Del Mar

Breeders’ Cup meet in play for Slow Down Andy after Del Mar win

After Slow Down Andy's half-length triumph in the Del Mar Derby over 1 1/8 miles on Saturday (US time), Doug O’Neill could entertain the thought...
Gold Phoenix wins Del Mar Handicap

D’Amato confident Gold Phoenix can figure in Breeders’ Cup Turf

Despite the horse being “on the lazy side”, Phil D’Amato is confident Gold Phoenix can at least strike some of the riches on offer in...
Prat on Gold Phoenix at Del Mar

Prat full of praise for Flightline after Del Mar demolition job

Having ridden Flightline to a staggering 19 ¼-length victory in the USD $1 million Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday (US time), jockey...
Flightline wins at Del Mar

Flightline in Dubai World Cup mix after Pacific Classic romp

Leading up to what was an unforgettable Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday (US time), Flightline’s trainer, John Sadler, said the now-megastar’s greatest...

Country Grammer faces tall order in Pacific Classic Stakes

He is the reigning Dubai World Cup champion, but Country Grammer faces a “tall order” at Del Mar in the Pacific Classic Stakes on Saturday...
Fashionably Fast wins at Del Mar

Fashionably Fast on track for Harris Farms Stakes threepeat

Fashionably Fast continues to be a marvel for California trainer Dean Pederson, the seven-year-old gelding winning by a head in race eight on the program...
Laurel River wins Pat O'Brien Stakes

Hernandez talks up Laurel River for Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Del Mar’s leading jockey, Juan Hernandez, has given his tick of approval for Laurel River as a genuine Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contender after the...
Laurel River wins at Del Mar

Baffert back in business as Laurel River wins Pat O’Brien Stakes

After serving a ban, star trainer Bob Baffert is back training Grade winners. On this occasion it was Laurel River, who saluted by an authoritative...

The truth about American Theorem ahead of the Pat O’Brien Stakes

It has been four years since Greenfield Farm co-owner Mike Callanan sold American Theorem, but both are set for an emotional reunion in the horse...
Tim Yakteen and Kangaroo Court are hoping to win a $125,000 feature

Yakteen and Kangaroo Court eye bigger prize after Del Mar rout

Make no mistake, Kangaroo Court needs to be taken seriously after his stunning 14 ¼-length win at Del Mar on Saturday (US Pacific Time). Santa...
Keepmeinthe Moment wins at Del Mar

Wong praises ‘brave’ Keepmeinthe Moment after Del Mar win

Jonathan Wong never lost faith that a good day would arrive for him during this summer meet at Del Mar, and it came on Sunday...
Classical Cat wins at Del Mar

D’Amato happy despite missing out on Del Mar Oaks glory

He might not have won the big Grade 1 event that he was hoping for, but Phil D’Amato had plenty to smile about after Sunday’s...
Spendarella wins Del Mar Oaks

Spendarella shows Grade 1 class with Del Mar Oaks victory

Spendarella loves the limelight of big Grade 1 races so much, it’s all just a bit of fun for her. They were the thoughts of...
Vegas Magic wins Sorrento Stakes

Breeders’ Cup in sight for Vegas Magic after Sorrento Stakes win

Vegas Magic’s classy 1.25-length triumph in the Grade 2 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar on Sunday (AEST) has put her on a path to the...
Going Global wins Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Rispoli full of praise for Going Global after Yellow Ribbon win

Umberto Rispoli admits it wasn’t easy having Going Global carry 125 pounds (56.7kg) in the Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar on Sunday (AEST), but...

Javanica to rise to challenge in Yellow Ribbon Handicap

Eoin Harty concedes all six opponents in Sunday’s (AEST) Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in San Diego could push his filly Javanica...
Horse Betting

Medina Spirit stripped of Kentucky Derby as Baffert cops ban

Medina Spirit has been disqualified from the 2021 Kentucky Derby, while the colt’s trainer, Bob Baffert, has been fined and suspended over the incident.
Del Mar

Del Mar shut as COVID-19 hits jockey ranks

Fifteen United States jockeys, including Umberto Rispoli, have returned positive tests to COVID-19, forcing organisers to suspend racing at Del Mar.
Bob Baffert

US Triple Crown trainer Baffert suspended

United States Hall of Fame racehorse trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended for 15 days after two stable runners tested positive for a banned substance.
Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby will open doors to fans

The Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of North American thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, will allow spectators on September 5.
Tiz the Law

Tiz the Law wins Triple Crown’s Belmont

Favourite Tiz the Law has won the Belmont Stakes, claiming victory on Saturday in the first leg of the revamped Triple Crown schedule.

Arrogate euthanised after mystery illness

A post-mortem will be carried out on former US champion Arrogate after he was euthanised following a battle with a mystery illness.
Todd Pletcher

Pletcher Plays ‘A-game’ With 3yo’s

After the retirement of long-time USA-based Shadwell trainer Kiaran McLaughlin (conditioner of such icons as Invasor, Frosted and Tamarkuz) in April, a fellow previous disciple...

New York racetracks cleared for reopening

Horse racing in New York is on the verge of resuming behind closed doors at Belmont Park, Aqueduct and Saratoga.

Charlatan, Nadal for Baffert in Arkansas

Charlatan and Nadal have given trainer Bob Baffert a clean sweep of the two divisions of the Arkansas Derby.