Horse Racing

Major horse racing meetings in Britain fall victim to virus

(AP) -- Days after raising hopes of a return by the start of May amid the coronavirus outbreak, British horse racing organizers announced the postponement of two of their biggest flat-racing festivals and added that the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting might only be staged without the public. (MORE)

New Preakness date uncertain but infield party canceled

BALTIMORE (AP) The Preakness is looking for a new date this year and has decided to cancel the infield party that is a staple of the Triple Crown race normally held on the third Saturday in May. (MORE)

Filly dies after training at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) There's been a horse fatality at Santa Anita, which is temporarily closed for live racing because of the coronavirus pandemic. (MORE)

Santa Anita joins list of postponed Kentucky Derby preps

LOS ANGELES (AP) Another Kentucky Derby prep is off - for now. (MORE)

Deadline extended indefinitely for Triple Crown nominations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. (MORE)

Tiz the Law wins a very unusual Florida Derby at Gulfstream

MIAMI (AP) If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there. (MORE)

Santa Anita ends live racing because of coronavirus

LOS ANGELES (AP) Santa Anita immediately canceled live racing Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department. (MORE)

A Florida Derby day like none other looms at Gulfstream Park

MIAMI (AP) Jack Knowlton has a condo about a mile away from the finish line at Gulfstream Park. And that’s as close as he will get to the winner’s circle on Saturday. (MORE)

Activists assail California board for keeping tracks open

LOS ANGELES (AP) An executive with the company that owns Santa Anita urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to continue live racing despite a statewide stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Santa Anita in Arcadia, outside Los Angeles, and Golden Gate Fields in the San Francisco Bay area are among a handful of U.S. tracks continuing to race without fans. Both are owned by The Stronach Group. (MORE)

Tiz the Law set as favorite for Saturday's Florida Derby

MIAMI (AP) The Florida Derby is set to have a full field and empty stands. (MORE)