Bob Baffert is becoming racing's grateful elder statesman, evolving from a brash newcomer

...shot with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah in next weekend's Belmont, with a chance to become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown winner and first in 37 years."He's the only horse I've ever had when I went to these races...

Congressman seeks uniform drug, medication standards sought in horse racing

...present the bill ?the Thoroughbred Horse Racing Anti-Doping Act of 2015 ? to...weeks.Also, the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity has been formed as a...care and welfare of horses."Horse racing has been under scrutiny for years...

Trainers won't catch 'Plain Ben'Jones for most Kentucky Derby wins

...gelding Cavonnier to town in 1996. He also changed to training thoroughbreds after being a dominant force in quarter horse racing. Cavonnier was beaten by the shortest of noses by the Lukas-trained Grindstone, but Baffert returned with consecutive...

Todd Pletcher has four chances to improve on Kentucky Derby record

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - In the unpredictable world of horse racing, Todd Pletcher is as steady and predictable as they come.It's evident in the way the 47-year-old trainer goes about his...

Kentucky Derby hopeful American Pharoah has final workout

...winner on the flight to Louisville.American Pharoah, last year's 2-year-old champion, is one of three Derby horses racing for Zayat Stables with different trainers. Zayat finished second in the Derby three times in a four-year span...

Standardbred Harness Races return to McGhees' Mile in Aiken

...consider bringing the races back. She said they could completely fill their stalls by next year, and that more money in horse racing combined with extreme weather in the north are reasons for the shift.What McGhee described as the "icing on the cake...

Family reunites at Aiken Steeplechase every year

...50,000 ? was won by Balance The Budget and jockey Kieran Norris."You couldn't ask for a better day to watch horse racing," said Michael Bennett, of Columbia. "This is my 18th year coming and the prettiest it's ever been."This...

Key bills fail to make crossover deadline

...economy.HOUSE BILL 2/SR 135: These would have let voters decide next year whether to expand legalized gambling to horse racing.HB 16: Students who chose to attend magnet high schools would have still been able to play sports at the school they...

Horse racing roundup: Materiality takes Florida Derby, remains unbeaten

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Materiality is still unbeaten after a victory in the $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

Casino, horse-racing bill introduced in Georgia Legislature

...Wednesday to expand legalized gambling to casinos and horse racing. The state's take from the proceeds would shore up...Senate bills introduced in January to permit betting on horse racing.Conservative groups and churches warn that casinos...