The Dubai World Cup, one of the world’s richest horse races and a premier annual sporting event in the United Arab Emirates, will not go ahead this year amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic.
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The United Arab Emirates on Thursday suspended all sporting events to prevent the spread of coronavirus, raising doubts about whether the Dubai World Cup horse race meeting would go ahead this month.
Ladbrokes owner GVC said on Tuesday it expects its fiscal 2020 monthly core earnings to be lower by 20 million pounds to 25 million pounds, as the coronavirus outbreak has forced suspension of all horse racing events in the UK until the end of April.
The Dubai World Cup horse race meeting will go ahead on March 28 “without paid hospitality spectators” due to concerns of the new coronavirus outbreak, Dubai Racing Club said in a statement.
The Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in North American horse racing’s Triple Crown, will be postponed to September from May due to the coronavirus outbreak, local media reported on Monday.
Al Boum won the Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday in front of thousands of racegoers as the rest of the world’s sporting competitions were shut down by the coronavirus outbreak.
In 1972, Meriel Tufnell became the first female rider in Britain to win an official horse race. It was also the first time female jockeys were allowed to race against men.
Illegal medications did not play a part in the deaths of 23 racehorses at Santa Anita Park but 39% of the fatalities were on track surfaces affected by wet weather, the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) said in a report on Tuesday.
The owner of Maximum Security, the colt that won the world’s richest horse race last month in Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday fired Jason Servis after he was indicted in a doping scheme.
U.S. prosecutors on Monday said 27 trainers, veterinarians and others have been criminally charged in a wide-ranging scheme to drug horses and cheat bettors in the $100 billion professional horse racing industry.
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After more than 40 years in show jumping, Norwegian Geir Gulliksen beat riders less than half his age to score his first FEI World Cup win on Sunday, then survived an injury scare when his horse threw him during the prize ceremony.
Kentucky Derby winner Country House has been retired due to a hoof injury and subsequent infection, his ownership group announced on Friday.
A new custom-made 20-stall starting gate will be in place for the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby in May to ensure a uniform start for the largest field in American horse racing, Churchill Downs said on Monday.
Around a third of Americans said that a series of high-profile race horse deaths this year, many of them at Southern California’s famed Santa Anita Park, had soured their opinion of the sport, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos.
There was no criminal animal cruelty or unlawful conduct at Southern California’s Santa Anita Park this year despite a spate of high-profile horse deaths, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said on Thursday.
Canada’s equestrian jumping team have lost their spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to a doping violation involving one of the riders, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) said on Tuesday.
Santa Anita Park, where 35 horses have died as the result of injuries in the past year, said on Friday it was introducing new technology for diagnosing pre-existing conditions in racehorses.
As the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo rides into town for its 35th 10-day run at the Thomas &Mack Center, numerous individuals deserve credit for first bringing this event to Las Vegas in 1985, then turning it into the spectacle it has since become.
Australia has agreed to relax restrictions imposed on the travel of horses from Hong Kong, ending a two-year stand-off between the two countries, the South China Morning Post reported on Monday.
Canada’s equestrian jumping team could lose their spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after one of their riders tested positive for a banned substance, the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) said on Tuesday.
Two horses have been euthanized after suffering injuries on Sunday in races 90 minutes apart at Del Mar racetrack in southern California, officials said.
Australian stayer Vow and Declare won the 159th running of the Melbourne Cup by a neck at Flemington racecourse on Tuesday with the race overshadowed by a stewards protest and a horse pulling up lame with a cracked pelvis.
Animal rights groups on Sunday called for an immediate halt to horse racing following the high-profile death of a gelding in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic at Southern California’s Santa Anita Park.
Vino Rosso won the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic horse race on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, where another horse was taken away by ambulance after suffering an apparent injury.
Bricks and Mortar edged United by a head to win the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday, finishing his season undefeated and making a strong case for Horse of the Year honors.
Uni accelerated down the stretch to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park and triumph over second place finisher Got Stormy.
Blue Prize fended off even-money favorite Midnight Bisou to win the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff in an upset at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.
Storm the Court fended off a late challenge from fellow longshot Anneau d’Or to win the Breeders’ Cup $2 million Juvenile by a neck in a stunning upset at Santa Anita Park on Friday.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will look to claim a record-extending fourth Breeders’ Cup Classic with McKinzie at Santa Anita Park on Saturday although victory for the favorite is far from guaranteed.
Tensions were running high at troubled Santa Anita Park this week ahead of the Breeders’ Cup championships on Friday and Saturday as all involved hope the horses compete safely.
The Santa Anita Park’s top veterinarian said drug reforms instituted at the race track have made it the safest in the country even though 36 horse fatalities have occurred at the venue this year.
Leading trainers competing at next month’s Breeders’ Cup are confident that Santa Anita will be safe for their horses despite a surge of deaths at the famed Southern California racetrack since December.
Another horse died at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, bringing to 34 the number to have perished at the southern California track since December.
Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will not be allowed to enter horses in next month’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita as he is banned from the racetrack, officials said on Friday.
Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been charged with animal cruelty, conspiracy and holding an unregistered weapon as part of an investigation into alleged illegal activity in the thoroughbred racing industry.
Waldgeist, ridden by Pierre-Charles Boudot, won the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe to deny Enable a hat trick of victories in Europe’s richest race on Sunday.
Santa Anita Park saw another horsing fatality on Saturday when Emtech, a 3-year-old colt, sustained injury and had to be euthanized.
Sitting above the Longines Global Champions Tour arena on Governors Island on Saturday, equestrian Georgina Bloomberg was eyeing more than just her New York City hometown on the horizon – she was picturing a bright future for her sport.
You can lead a horse to water but can you make 95 of them board a ferry from Lower Manhattan to an island in the middle of the New York Harbor?
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.”
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.