Horse Racing

Judi Dench set to have 1st runner in Grand National

LONDON (AP) The queen of the big screen is taking on the toughest challenge in the sport of kings. (MORE)

British horse racing inspired by Formula 1 for new series

LONDON (AP) British horse racing is drawing inspiration from motor racing for a new championship. (MORE)

11-1 shot Kanthaka wins San Vicente prep at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Long shot Kanthaka won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths on Saturday at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer a second Kentucky Derby prospect. (MORE)

Juvenile Turf Sprint added to Breeders' Cup lineup of races

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The Breeders' Cup is adding the Juvenile Turf Sprint to the two-day world championships lineup, which will feature 14 races to be run Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs. (MORE)

Jockey Dylan Davis rides 5 winners on card at Aqueduct

NEW YORK (AP) It was a super Sunday for jockey Dylan Davis, who rode five winners from eight mounts at Aqueduct. (MORE)

8-1 shot Lombo wins Robert Lewis, earns Ky Derby points

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Lombo scored a two-length victory in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, giving trainer Mike Pender a Kentucky Derby contender. (MORE)

Good Magic among 360 horses eligible for Triple Crown series

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Good Magic, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 360 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes.

Other top horses are: once-beaten Bolt d'Oro, BC Juvenile runner-up Solomini, undefeated McKinzie and BC Juvenile Turf winner Mendelssohn. (MORE)

Gun Runner passes his final test, wins the Pegasus

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) This was the scenario that Gun Runner's team envisioned a year ago: Get a perfect ride at Gulfstream Park and win the sport's richest race.

It didn't get the chance last year. (MORE)

Gun Runner, a year later, finally gets his Pegasus shot

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Gun Runner will start from one of the outside posts in Saturday's Pegasus World Cup Invitational, a less-than-ideal situation even for the top horse in the sport right now.

Then again, at least he'll be out there. (MORE)

Gun Runner wins Horse of the Year at Eclipse Awards

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Gun Runner got one last win over rival Arrogate. (MORE)