horse racing

Good luck to you, Eurico

Good luck to you, Eurico

As Woodbine legend Eurico Da Silva walked off the track towards the grandstand after the 15th race on Sunday night, his fellow jockeys – instigated, as usual, by the fun-loving Emma-Jayne Wilson –
Horse trainer McKnight has no time for the haters

Horse trainer McKnight has no time for the haters

Stormin’ Norman McKnight caused a fire storm of controversy last year when he won the Woodbine trainer’s title with a record 128 victories and a winning percentage of 32%. A number of rival trainers
Frankie Dettori Deeply Knows His Horses

Frankie Dettori Deeply Knows His Horses

The jockey, who has won race after race in a long career, says you have to know “what makes them tick.”
Hong Kong Horses Ready for All-Comers in Hong Kong Races

Hong Kong Horses Ready for All-Comers in Hong Kong Races

While there will be stiff competition from around the world, the locals are making more of an impression.
For William Nader, a Lifetime With Horse Racing

For William Nader, a Lifetime With Horse Racing

He got his start at his hometown track and now is an executive with the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
These Horses Are Too Young to Die

These Horses Are Too Young to Die

Fair treatment of Thoroughbreds means they will at least get a chance to grow up.
Woodbine jockey Eurico Da Silva is going out on top

Woodbine jockey Eurico Da Silva is going out on top

It’s less than a month before the 2019 thoroughbred racing season ends at Woodbine and a lot of people around the track and still trying to come to terms with the fact that the circuit’s leading
The Japan Cup Honors Deep Impact

The Japan Cup Honors Deep Impact

He delivered an emphatic victory there in 2006, and his recent death has deeply affected Japanese fans.
The Jockey Yutaka Take Reflects on His Career

The Jockey Yutaka Take Reflects on His Career

He’s won the Japanese Triple Crown, the Japan Cup four times and has more than 4,000 victories.
Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita Despite Reform

Another Horse Dies at Santa Anita Despite Reform

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Breeders’ Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing.
A sure thing: how Australia’s love of gambling keeps horse racing alive

A sure thing: how Australia’s love of gambling keeps horse racing alive

Despite the animal abuse scandal, plenty of punters still love a bet and the media loves the money that pours in from the industry The Melbourne Cup is “in every sense a sacred occasion, unique to
Another Horse’s Death Overshadows Vino Rosso’s Win at Breeders’ Cup Classic

Another Horse’s Death Overshadows Vino Rosso’s Win at Breeders’ Cup Classic

Santa Anita, which hosted the race, has seen 37 horses die this year. On Saturday, the 4-year-old Mongolian Groom was taken away by ambulance with a leg injury and euthanized.
Another Horse’s Death Overshadows Vino Rosso’s Win at Breeders’ Cup Classic

Another Horse’s Death Overshadows Vino Rosso’s Win at Breeders’ Cup Classic

Santa Anita, which hosted the race, has seen 37 horses die this year. On Saturday, the 4-year-old Mongolian Groom was taken away by ambulance with a leg injury and euthanized.
Bricks and Mortar wins $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf

Bricks and Mortar wins $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf

It’s not every year a turf specialist wins U.S. horse of the year. But this could be one of those years. Bricks and Mortar, a horse that really hadn’t distinguished himself prior to this year,
The Full Mauntah: Breeders’ Cup roundup

The Full Mauntah: Breeders’ Cup roundup

Horse racing can be crazy at times, especially when the sport’s youngest stars are involved. A stumble at the start by favourite Dennis’ Moment and a lackluster performance by second-choice Eight
What’s Coming at the Breeders’ Cup

What’s Coming at the Breeders’ Cup

Favorites, long shots, sure things and no hopers, all at Santa Anita.
Bill Belichick Pulling For Horse Named After Him At Breeders’ Cup

Bill Belichick Pulling For Horse Named After Him At Breeders’ Cup

FOXBORO, Mass. — While his primary focus is on Sunday night’s matchup with the Baltimore Ravens, Bill Belichick will have... Read More »
Breeders’ Cup goes on amid L.A. wildfires

Breeders’ Cup goes on amid L.A. wildfires

The Breeders’ Cup party does go on, but not under the best of circumstances. Santa Anita will host the event this weekend for a record 10th time and while the buildup and anticipation of thoroughbred