Horse Racing

3rd horse dies at Keeneland in 5 days; jockey also hurt

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) A colt was fatally injured at Keeneland in a crash that also left his jockey Adam Breschizza with an injured left clavicle. (MORE)

Sherwood Chillingworth, former racing executive, dies at 93

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Sherwood C. Chillingworth, a longtime executive with the Oak Tree Racing Association who had partnerships in several stakes-winning thoroughbreds, has died. He was 93. (MORE)

Racing officials approve Churchill Downs purchase of Turfway

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs. (MORE)

Enable denied Arc de Triomphe hat trick by Waldgeist

PARIS (AP) Enable had to make do with the runner-up spot in her bid for history and a third victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday as Waldgeist provided Andre Fabre with a record eighth success.

All eyes were on John Gosden's brilliant mare Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori, which appeared to be set for an unprecedented third success in the showpiece race after mastering three-year-old challengers Sottsass and Japan. (MORE)

Trainer Richard Mandella wins, loses at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Richard Mandella experienced the highest high and lowest low at Santa Anita on Saturday, with Omaha Beach successfully winning his comeback after a six-month layoff while another of the trainer's horses died of a suspected heart attack.

Former Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach rallied to beat 1-5 favorite Shancelot by a head in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. (MORE)

Horse racing workers, supporters rally at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Buoyed by the presence of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill, about 50 workers and supporters of horse racing rallied outside Santa Anita's main entrance Saturday.

They toted signs expressing their love of horses and support for the jobs and lifestyle the industry provides in California. Passing motorists on busy Huntington Drive honked and waved in support. (MORE)

Colt euthanized after 'catastrophic injury' at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Keeneland says a colt has been euthanized after being severely injured in a race, and a filly suffered an injury and was vanned back to the barn after another race on opening day of the track's fall meet. (MORE)

Churchill Downs agrees to buy Turfway Park for $46 million

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Churchill Downs has signed an agreement to buy Turfway Park for $46 million with plans to eventually demolish its grandstand and build a $150 million racing and gambling facility on the site. (MORE)

In surprising move, Baffert takes jockey Smith off McKinzie

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Trainer Bob Baffert is replacing fellow Hall of Famer Mike Smith aboard McKinzie, the probable favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month.

Smith finished second aboard odds-on favorite McKinzie in last weekend’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. That prompted Baffert to let Smith know he was off the horse. (MORE)

32nd horse dies at Santa Anita after catastrophic injury

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) A 3-year-old colt sustained a catastrophic injury in the eighth race at Santa Anita and was euthanized Saturday, the 32nd horse to die at the track since December.

Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez was tossed off in the incident on the second day of the fall meet at Santa Anita, where the Breeders' Cup world championships are to be run in November. (MORE)