Horse Racing

California Chrome the favorite for $12M Pegasus World Cup

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) California Chrome is a favorite to win his finale and potentially make history.

The two-time Horse of the Year has been set as the 6-5 top choice to win Saturday's inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park. If California Chrome prevails over the mile-and-an-eighth distance in the world's richest race, his last before being retired to stud, he would become the first horse to pass $20 million in career earnings. (MORE)

Takrees rallies from last in Aqueduct's Interborough Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Takrees rallied from last place to win the $100,000 Interborough Stakes for fillies and mares in the rain and fog at Aqueduct on Sunday. (MORE)

Santa Anita cancels 8-race card because of heavy rain, wind

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Santa Anita has canceled Sunday's eight-race card because of safety concerns amid heavy rain and wind. (MORE)

California Chrome wins Horse of the Year at Eclipse Awards

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) California Chrome has one race left in his career, and is in such good condition right now that trainer Art Sherman is clamoring for more time with him. It's easy to see why.

California Chrome was the biggest winner at the Eclipse Awards on Saturday night, taking home three trophies celebrating his accomplishments in 2016 - including Horse of the Year for the second time. He also won an Eclipse as the best in the older dirt male division, and his victory at the Dubai World Cup was picked as the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's moment of the year. (MORE)

Finest City wins Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Finest City won the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares by 3 } lengths Saturday at Santa Anita to go with an Eclipse Award as the nation's top female sprinter. (MORE)

Spartiatis rallies to win $69,000 Aqueduct feature

NEW YORK (AP) Spartiatis rallied to beat Bond Vigilante by a length Saturday in the $69,000 allowance feature at Aqueduct. (MORE)

True History scores upset in $69,000 Aqueduct feature

NEW YORK (AP) True History rallied past heavily favored La Inesperada to win Friday's $69,000 allowance feature by a half-length at Aqueduct. (MORE)

No new equine herpes at track; some quarantine could end

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Louisiana's agriculture secretary says a track-wide quarantine at the New Orleans Fair Grounds could end by Saturday, since the last new equine herpes infection was detected Dec. 31. (MORE)

Prize Exhibit wins $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Prize Exhibit rallied from fifth with three furlongs remaining and won the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Monday at Santa Anita. (MORE)

Green Gratto by a head in Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct. (MORE)