Horse Racing

McKinzie wins $1M Pa Derby off 6-month break for Baffert

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) McKinzie returned from a six-month layoff to win the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by 1 3/4 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. (MORE)

Trainer Leatherbury wins 6,500th career race in Maryland

LAUREL, Md. (AP) Hall of Fame trainer King Leatherbury earned his 6,500th career victory when 16-1 shot Happy Lantern won at Laurel Park. (MORE)

Shirley Day Smith, fixture among racing media, dies at 99

NEW YORK (AP) Shirley Day Smith, who spent more than 60 years as an assistant in the press office of the New York Racing Association and its predecessors, has died. She was 99. (MORE)

Injured jockey Victor Espinoza plans a return to riding

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar. (MORE)

Gulfstream's Championship Meet to set purse, stakes records

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Gulfstream Park's upcoming championship meet will have a record 105 stakes, combining to offer another record of $29 million in purses. (MORE)

Big-money Pegasus World Cup adds turf race for 2019 return

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Pegasus World Cup is back, and now has a second race. (MORE)

Pegasus World Cup returning in 2019, adding a turf race

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Pegasus World Cup is back, and now has a second race. (MORE)

Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 2,000th career winner at Belmont Park

NEW YORK (AP) Irad Ortiz Jr. rode his 2,000th career winner, guiding Gambler's Fallacy in the sixth race at Belmont Park. (MORE)

Kim K the filly wins $100,000 Debutante in 2nd career race

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) Kim K made a splash in her second career start, winning the $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Los Alamitos. (MORE)

Saratoga season ends with 2nd highest all-sources handle

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Saratoga Race Course has ended its 150th season with its second highest all-sources handle while topping 1.1 million in attendance for the third consecutive year. (MORE)

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