Horse racing

Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. The jockey eased him up near the eighth pole in the stretch. The on-call vet says he has "serious" injury to leg. Was taken to equine hospital on the grounds. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 03, 2019 - 7:09 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front of nearly 70,000 fans and a prime-time television audience. The 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, with...
Read More
Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. The jockey eased him up near the eighth pole in the stretch. The on-call vet says he has "serious" injury to leg. Was taken to equine hospital on the grounds. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 03, 2019 - 10:25 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders' Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to a 15-1 long shot in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night. Cup officials said in a statement about two hours after the race that Mongolian Groom had been euthanized after...
Read More
Irad Ortiz Jr. aborad Vino Rosso celebrates after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 02, 2019 - 9:01 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Vino Rosso has won the $6 million Classic by 4 1/4 lengths at the Breeders' Cup, where a long-shot horse was eased up in the stretch with a leg injury. Mongolian Groom, a 15-1 shot, was part of the...
Read More
Storm the Court, right, with Flavien Prat, edges out Anneau D'or in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Santa Anita, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 01, 2019 - 8:15 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Storm the Court won the $2 million Juvenile by a neck at 45-1 odds on opening day of the Breeders' Cup on Friday, scoring the biggest upset in the race's 35-year history. All of the day's 10 races — led by five Cup races for 2-year-olds — went off safely at Santa Anita, where...
Read More
Fans pose for a picture in front of the Zenyatta statue at Santa Anita Park, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. It's the 10th anniversary of the superstar Mare's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
November 01, 2019 - 4:25 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Fans are streaming into Santa Anita for opening day of the Breeders' Cup. A handful of protesters urging the end of horse racing in California toted signs outside one of the track's gates, but they were outnumbered by a larger group of racing industry workers carrying signs...
Read More
Horses warm up in the early morning light at the Breeder's Cup horse races, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 31, 2019 - 6:52 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Breeders' Cup weekend kicks off with five stakes Friday, topped by the $2 million Juvenile, as Santa Anita hosts the world championships for a record 10th time. Dennis' Moment is the early 8-5 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Juvenile, whose winner is tabbed as the horse to watch...
Read More
October 31, 2019 - 4:03 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The home of the Kentucky Derby plans to begin work next month on a $300 million project that will include a hotel, historical racing machines, new stadium seating and a Millionaires Row renovation. Churchill Downs announced the tentative plans Wednesday in a statement saying...
Read More
The track is prepared at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Wednesday, Oct. 30, 3019. A tragic, wild and unusual year in horse racing culminates with the Breeders' Cup world championships this weekend at Santa Anita, where the fatalities have prompted investigations, outrage from the public, and animal rights activists demanding the end of racing in California. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
October 30, 2019 - 5:32 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty horse deaths over the winter at Santa Anita. The first disqualification for interference in Kentucky Derby history. A horse tossing his jockey at the start of the Preakness and running around the track rider-less. Six more deaths at Santa Anita this fall. A tragic,...
Read More
The field for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park is displayed on a video board Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at the track in Arcadia, Calif., in advance of the Breeders' Cup series of horse races this coming weekend. (AP Photo/Beth Harris)
October 28, 2019 - 9:37 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — McKinzie, with a new jockey replacing Hall of Famer Mike Smith, is the 3-1 favorite for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic this weekend at troubled Santa Anita. The track is hosting the world championships for a record 10th time Friday and Saturday. A total of 36 horses...
Read More
FILE - In this March 28, 2019, file photo, horses are led to paddocks past the Seabiscuit statue during workouts at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A 3-year-old gelding was fatally injured in the fifth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, becoming the 34th horse to die at the track since December. According to a statement from track owner The Stronach Group, jockey Ruben Fuentes pulled up Satchel Paige at the three-eighths pole of the 6 1/2-furlong sprint. Track veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead saw that the gelding had sustained an open fracture of his left front ankle and decided to euthanize him. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)
October 27, 2019 - 9:44 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 2-year-old filly injured her right front leg less than a half-mile from the finish line in a race at Santa Anita and was euthanized, the 36th horse to die at the Southern California track since December. The incident occurred in Sunday's third race. It was the second...
Read More

Pages