Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday denied intentionally administering the banned drug scopolamine to Triple Crown-winning horse Justify in 2018, saying a positive test had been a result of “environmental contamination.”
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Champion racehorse Justify failed a drug test shortly before winning the American Triple Crown in 2018, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Australia’s horse racing community has been left reeling after the death of a second jockey from a fall within two days.
In the searing summer heat of Dubai, some of the world’s top racehorses are being swathed in freezing nitrogen mist to boost their performance.
Britain dropped out of the silver medal position at the Dressage European Championships in Rotterdam on Tuesday after Charlotte Dujardin’s score was excluded because blood was found on her horse.
Eve Jobs contributed to a United States bronze in team show jumping at the Pan Am Games and narrowly missed out on another in the individual event on Friday, putting the youngest daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs in the Olympic conversation.
Brazil claimed the equestrian team jumping gold medal at the Pan Am Games on Wednesday, punching their ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Saudi Arabia will host the world’s richest horse race in Riyadh at the King Abdulaziz Racetrack next year, with a purse of $20 million up for grabs, the Jockey Club of Saudi Arabia said on Thursday.
The United States and Canada need to open their eyes to what is happening outside their own borders if the Pan American Games is to get the kind of attention it deserves, the secretary general of Panam Sports said on Saturday.
Two horses died when they collided at California’s Del Mar racetrack on Thursday.
The Breeders’ Cup will be held as scheduled at Santa Anita Park in November despite the death of 30 horses at the track since December, the board overseeing the race said on Thursday.
California’s governor on Wednesday signed legislation allowing state officials to suspend or shut down horse races with little notice, responding to a furor over the death of 30 horses since December at the famed Santa Anita track near Los Angeles.
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer says it was a “little premature and extreme” for Santa Anita Park to ban him on Saturday after a horse under his supervision died at the track, bringing the number of fatalities there since late December to 30.
Olivia Dorey has been named Oklahoma State equestrian’s new hunt seat assistant coach, head coach Larry Sanchez announced today.
Shankland, a freshman bull rider from Shawnee, Okla., becomes the first SE recipient of the award.
Laura Brainard is Oklahoma State equestrian’s new western assistant coach, head coach Larry Sanchez announced today.
The fifth-place team finish is the best for the men’s squad since the 2009 season when they were runner-up in the team standings.
The Savage Storm moved up to ninth following the conclusion of the third-go-round with 235 points heading into the championship round.
The owners of the famed Santa Anita Park racing track said they had taken measures to improve horse safety following the death of two more animals last weekend that prompted California Gov. Gavin Newsom to call for a halt to racing.
The Santa Anita Park horse racing track near Los Angeles will not close before season-end as requested by regulators, its owners said on Sunday, after media reported that two more horses died at the course, bringing the toll to 29 since Christmas.
Sir Winston came from behind to win the 151st running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York by a length on Saturday.
Southeastern will set out in search of a national championship when six Savage Storm rodeo athletes head to Casper, Wyo., for the College National Finals Rodeo set for June 9-15 at the Casper Events Center.
Mar is Marti Leann Shockley, a 5-3, 19-year-old from Alma, Arkansas. She participates in rodeo and track at Southeastern while majoring in Elementary Education.
Anthony Van Dyck won the Epsom Derby after a pulsating finish on Saturday, handing trainer Aidan O’Brien a record-equaling seventh victory in Britain’s richest horse race.
When Frankie Dettori’s life flashed before his eyes during a plane crash 19 years ago, one of his major regrets was that he would die without winning The Derby.
Two further racehorses have died since Friday at Santa Anita Park following a spate of 23 other equine deaths at the Southern California venue since December, multiple media have reported.
Trainer Mark Casse said Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is likely to race in the Belmont Stakes on June 8, even though the Triple Crown is not at stake.
War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course on Saturday.
A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes.
The owner of Maximum Security, the bay colt that finished first in the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago but was later disqualified, is so confident in his horse that he issued a $20 million challenge to several rivals on Friday.
Favored Improbable will seek to give trainer Bob Baffert a record eighth Preakness Stakes victory on Saturday in a race void of Triple Crown excitement.
Luis Saez formally filed an appeal of his 15-day suspension for a disqualifying ride in the Kentucky Derby atop Maximum Security.
Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez was suspended 15 days by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on Monday for his controversial ride in the Kentucky Derby.