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2-time Horse of Year Wise Dan to return to races

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is set to return to the races this weekend at Saratoga, 3 1/2 months after having emergency surgery. (MORE)

Long Hot Summer wins stakes at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Long Hot Summer won the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length at Del Mar on Wednesday. (MORE)

Santa Anita to reopen renovated surface next month

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Santa Anita's newly renovated main track will reopen for training on Sept. 2, three weeks before the autumn meet begins. (MORE)

2 California preps added to Derby, Oaks qualifiers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The series that decides which 20 horses qualify to run in the Kentucky Derby is adding a new qualifier. (MORE)

AP Source: IndyCar sets April 12 New Orleans date

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The IndyCar series has committed to an April 12 race date for next season's inaugural Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana, a person close to the situation said.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on this week condition of anonymity because the race date has not been publicly announced. Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and IndyCar president Mark Miles were scheduled to take part in press conference Wednesday afternoon at NOLA Motorsports Park, which will host the race. (MORE)

Horse Makari dies in steeplechase at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Horse Makari fell after clipping the final fence and died on the track Monday during the Grade 1 $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup. (MORE)

Jockey Alvarado gets 1,000th North American win

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Jockey Junior Alvarado earned his 1,000th career victory in North America, winning the fourth race at Saratoga Race Course on Monday aboard Skerkis. (MORE)

NY racetrack operators slammed for bet overcharges

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York state's inspector general says horse race bettors were overcharged more than $7 million because of widespread failures by the group that runs three New York thoroughbred tracks. (MORE)

Shared Belief wins $1 million Pacific Classic

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Shared Belief's hind hit the starting gate when it sprang open, while defending champion Game On Dude shot to the lead. (MORE)

So Lonesome wins $250,000 Albany at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) So Lonesome won the $250,000 Albany Stakes for 3-year-olds by four lengths in his return to dirt at Saratoga on Sunday. (MORE)

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