US RACING: High Velocity wins Bob Hope at Del Mar for trainer Bob Baffert

High Velocity went from maiden special weight winner to an unbeaten stakes horse to watch from the Bob Baffert barn on Saturday, prevailing in what was essentially a match race edition of the Grade 3, $100,000 Bob Hope. Strongconstitution, the 4-5 favorite, pressed outside of High Velocity until those two hit the top of the […]

US RACING: Del Mar pre-emptively cancels racing for November 21

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Del Mar is pre-emptively cancelling racing for Nov. 21 because of projected rain from the season’s first storm in Southern California. Track officials said Friday the cancellation is due to “an abundance of caution” because rain forecast from Tuesday through Thursday likely will result in a muddy main track and […]

US RACING: Judge dismisses suit by owners of Derby DQ Maximum Security

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse the stewards’ decision and […]