AUSTRALIA RACING: Melbourne Cup-winning trainer charged with animal cruelty

SYDNEY, Australia – (AFP) - Melbourne Cup-winning Australian trainer Darren Weir was charged with animal cruelty offences Wednesday, months after receiving a four-year racing ban for possessing electronic devices used to shock horses into running faster. Weir trained the New Zealand thoroughbred Prince of Penzance, which was ridden to victory in the 2015 Cup by […]

US RACING: Godolphin’s Lucullan wins first Graded Stakes

Godolphin Stable's Lucullan utilized a patient trip to register his first career graded stakes win, running down pacesetter Dr. Edgar in the final furlong and prevailing against Olympico's late charge to capture Monday's Grade 2, US$200,000 Knickerbocker by a length at Belmont Park. Lucullan, who had posted a runner-up and third-place finish in four previous […]