Horse Racing

Baffert-trained Under the Stars wins Santa Ynez Stakes

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Under the Stars won the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Santa Anita. (MORE)

Belmont Stakes moving to FOX Sports in 8-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The Belmont Stakes is moving to FOX Sports as part of an eight-year deal beginning in 2023. (MORE)

Billy Turner, trainer of Triple Crown winner, dies at 81

REDDICK, Fla. (AP) Billy Turner, who trained Seattle Slew to a Triple Crown sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes in 1977, has died. He was 81.

Turner died Friday at his home in Reddick where he had been in hospice care after battling prostate cancer for two years, according to a statement from his wife, Pat. (MORE)

Baffert goes 1-2 in Sham Stakes with Ky Derby prospects

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Newgrange won the $100,000 Sham Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths ahead of stablemate Rockefeller at Santa Anita on Saturday, giving trainer Bob Baffert two Kentucky Derby prospects. (MORE)

Baffert, Velazquez team for 3 wins at Santa Anita opener

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Kalypso rallied with a furlong to go and won the $300,000 La Brea Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday, giving trainer Bob Baffert and jockey John Velazquez their third win together on opening day of the track's winter-spring meeting. (MORE)

Deal craters for USADA to oversee horse racing anti-doping

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A deal for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to police drugs in horse racing cratered Thursday after months of negotiations that the agency's CEO said did not give it "a reasonable chance to put in place a credible and effective program." (MORE)

An attorney for trainer Bob Baffert says Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has died after a workout in California

SANTA ANITA, Calif. (AP) An attorney for trainer Bob Baffert says Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has died after a workout in California. (MORE)

Corniche wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile for embattled Baffert

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Corniche has a bright future as winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Whether it includes the Kentucky Derby next year remains to be seen.

The 2-year-old colt won the $2 million race by 1 3/4 lengths at Del Mar on Friday, assuming the mantle as the early favorite for the Derby at Churchill Downs, where his trainer, Bob Baffert, has been banned. (MORE)

Knicks Go facing loaded field in Breeders' Cup Classic

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) A loaded field with impressive resumes. And the Kentucky Derby winner won't even be the favorite. The Breeders' Cup Classic is a fitting finale to the world championships, with the heavyweights battling for Horse of the Year honors.

At 5-2, Knicks Go is the early favorite for Saturday's $6 million Classic at Del Mar. He's one of two entries from trainer Brad Cox, who also saddles Belmont Stakes winner and 3-1 second choice Essential Quality. Both could clinch divisional honors with a victory or solid showing. (MORE)

Favorites, top contenders for Day 2 of Breeders' Cup

(AP) -- The early favorites and top contenders in Saturday's nine Breeders' Cup races on Day 2 of the world championships at Del Mar: (MORE)