Horse Racing

Stabling, training at Aqueduct to shut down in January

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Racing Association will shut down stabling and training at Aqueduct beginning Jan. 1 in an effort to consolidate operations at Belmont Park. (MORE)

California becoming most restrictive state for riding crops

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jockeys riding in California wouldn't be able to strike a horse to make it run faster or be allowed to whip in an overhand motion under a proposed amendment approved by the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday. (MORE)

California report on horse deaths at Santa Anita delayed

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) The California Horse Racing Board's report on the high rate of horse deaths at Santa Anita earlier this year is being delayed. (MORE)

Maximum Security smokes them in Cigar Mile

NEW YORK (AP) Maximum Security concluded a tumultuous season with a decisive victory Saturday in the $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct. (MORE)

Not changing horses in midstream: Saratoga keeps race format

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Saratoga Race Course will again have races five days a week next summer. (MORE)

Horse euthanized after training breakdown at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) A 3-year-old gelding that suffered a breakdown in a workout at Del Mar has been euthanized, the fifth horse to die during the fall meet that ends Sunday. (MORE)

Del Mar cancels Thanksgiving racing with rain in forecast

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) With the forecast calling for substantial rain in Southern California next week, Del Mar has canceled Thanksgiving Day racing. (MORE)

Horse racing’s major players form safety coalition

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) A group of horse racing organizations has announced the formation of a coalition to promote enhanced safety protections and work together to develop new reforms in a sport roiled by a series of equine deaths. (MORE)

Filly dies after workout at Del Mar, other horse euthanized

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) A 3-year-old filly has collapsed and died after a workout at Del Mar, while another horse that was injured in a race on Nov. 10 has been euthanized, making it four horses that have died since the track’s fall meet began Nov. 8. (MORE)

Owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner plan appeal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The owners of Maximum Security say they will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit that seeks to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as winner of the Kentucky Derby. (MORE)