Horse Racing

On Saturday, the racing community will be focused on Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., the site of the second Pegasus World Cup, just as it was at this time last year. With a listed purse of $16 million, the Pegasus is again being advertised as the richest race in the world, it has drawn
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Gun Runner got one last win over rival Arrogate. The soon-to-be-retired 5-year-old was a convincing pick as Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night, the official cap on a year in which he won four Grade 1 races, including the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and made it look
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Looming tall among the outsiders in the field for the Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Saturday is Giant Expectations. That’s “giant” as in his sire, Frost Giant, and “expectations,” as in what were dashed after he left the stage with a health scare that offered no guarantees he would ever see a starting
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The New York Gaming Commission on Monday formally adopted new rules that will prevent horsemen from administering more than one regulated painkilling medication to a horse within four days of a race. The commission adopted the rules on a unanimous voice vote after little discussion. Under the new rule, a horse can be administered one
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — X Y Jet indicated he’s cycling back to his peak form from two years ago by running away to an easy 5 1/2-length victory over an unlucky Mo Cash in the $100,000 Sunshine Millions Sprint at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. It was the fourth and final stakes on Saturday’s Sunshine Millions
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Gun Runner settled in perfectly Thursday night at Gulfstream Park and was sent through an easy gallop Friday as final preparations begin for the likely 2017 Horse of the Year to make the last start of his brilliant career next Saturday in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup. Accompanied on a
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Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., has canceled Friday’s nine-race program due to the effect of freezing temperatures since Monday night. It is the second straight cancellation following Thursday’s program. Oaklawn has missed training Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Officials were hoping to get onto the track Friday afternoon. Oaklawn officials said the cancellation Friday was
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On Tuesday night in London, the crème de la crème of the European racing world will convene to compare jewelry and honor the winners of the Longines awards for the World’s Best Racehorse and the World’s Best Horse Race of 2017. The Best Racehorse we already know. Just like last time, Arrogate will be the
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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. — Shining Copper reasserted himself after being headed in late stretch by One Go All Go to register a well-deserved head victory in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale, main event on Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park. Heart to Heart finished a disappointing seventh as the 3-5 favorite. Shining Copper brought a two-race
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NEW ORLEANS — Instilled Regard did everything right Saturday at Fair Grounds and was rewarded with his first stakes win as he captured the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths. Instilled Regard, in from California for Jerry Hollendorfer and ridden for the first time by Javier Castellano, broke sharply from post 9,
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OZONE PARK, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association announced two bonus programs intended to boost field size for the Aqueduct and Belmont Park spring meets. First, NYRA will offer a 30 percent winnings bonus and provide a $1,500 shipping stipend to the connections of a horse who starts at Aqueduct or Belmont after making
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