US RACING: Maxfield wins Grade One event at Churchill Downs

More than six months since Maxfield became a Grade 1 winner with an eye-catching stretch drive in Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity (G1), he delivered again to win Churchill Downs’ Grade 1, US$150,000 Matt Winn Stakes in a similarly impressive performance. Guided patiently by jockey Jose Ortiz, Maxfield split horses near the top of the stretch, then […]

US RACING: New-look Santa Anita cashes winning ticket as racing returns

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Horses are thundering down the stretch again at Santa Anita. There are no fans or owners cheering them on. No photos in the winner's circle. No bets placed at the track's windows. Still, it's a win for the sport to be back racing against the backdrop of the San Gabriel Mountains […]

British racing looks overseas for lessons as it gears up for return

CHIDDINGFOLD, United Kingdom (AFP) - British horse racing can learn from the experience of Hong Kong, Australia and France as it prepares to relaunch after the coronavirus lockdown, according to trainer George Baker. Racing in Britain, suspended since March, is set to resume at Newcastle, in northeast England, on June 1 behind closed doors, with […]

1000, 2000 Guineas set for 9th and 10th race day after resumption

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Racing Office of the promoting company of horse racing in Jamaica, Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited (SVREL) has issued a 10 race meet projection once racing is allowed to return by the Government because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to efforts to curtail the spread of COVID-19 locally, racing was […]