Horse Racing

Masochistic wins $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Masochistic led all the way to win the $200,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes by 3 3/4 lengths Saturday at Del Mar, earning an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup.

Ridden by Tyler Baze, Masochistic ran seven furlongs in 1:20.31, just missing the track record of 1:20 set by Solar Launch in the 1990 Real Good Deal Stakes. The winner paid $2.40 at 1-5 odds. (MORE)

Betting Line breaks world pacing record

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) Betting Line paced the fastest mile by a 3-year-old on a five-eighths-mile track, romping to a four-length win over Racing Hill in 1:47.2 on Saturday night in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. (MORE)

California Chrome wins $1 million Pacific Classic

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) California Chrome took the lead out of the gate and ran away with the Pacific Classic. (MORE)

Hall of Fame jockey Borel ending retirement after 4 months

HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel didn't take long to realize that retirement wasn't for him right now. (MORE)

Irish-bred Mondialiste wins Arlington Million by a neck

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) Irish-bred Mondialiste thrives in the United States. (MORE)

Pool Winner scores wire-to-wire win in Monmouth Park feature

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Pool Winner scored a wire-to-wire win in the $60,000 My Frenchman Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, beating Sylven Park by 2 } lengths. (MORE)

Hong Kong Jockey Club CEO to speak at NY racing conference

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The head of the Hong Kong Jockey Club will give the keynote address when the club's North American counterpart gathers for its annual thoroughbred racing conference in Saratoga Springs. (MORE)

Trainer Jimmy Takter has owned the Hambletonian lately

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The Hambletonian has become trainer Jimmy Takter's personal playground lately. (MORE)

Driver Yannick Gingras not haunted by Hambletonian failures

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Recent failures in the Hambletonian aren't haunting driver Yannick Gingras. (MORE)

Southwind Frank is favorite to make Hambletonian final

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Southwind Frank starts from post 5 as the 4/5 favorite in the second of two Hambletonian eliminations on Saturday at the Meadowlands Racetrack. (MORE)