US racing needs clean trip at Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, United States (AFP) - A tumultuous year in US racing comes down to the wire at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, where a spike in horse deaths has put the sport under scrutiny. "I think you'd be naive not to acknowledge that people are watching very carefully and that's why we're paying so […]

US RACING: US$2 million Juvenile tops opening day of Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Breeders' Cup weekend kicks off with five stakes Friday, topped by the $2 million Juvenile, as Santa Anita hosts the world championships for a record 10th time. Dennis' Moment is the early 8-5 favourite in the 1 1/16-mile Juvenile, whose winner is tabbed as the horse to watch heading into next […]

US RACING: Favourites, top contenders for Day 1 of Breeders' Cup

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The early favourites and top contenders in Friday's five Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita: JUVENILE TURF SPRINT Purse: US$1 million Distance: 5 furlongs Favorite: Four Wheel Drive, 3-1 odds Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. Trainer: Wesley Ward Record and earnings this year: 2 wins in 2 starts; $142,500 Four Wheel Drive […]

US RACING: 'No stone unturned' in quest for Breeders' Cup horse safety

ARCADIA, United States (AFP) - As Santa Anita Park continues to grapple with the fallout from 36 horse deaths so far this season, Breeders' Cup chief executive Craig Fravel said Wednesday that officials have "done everything humanly possible" to forestall disaster at this weekend's US$28 million racing festival. "I don't have any specific concerns about […]