Horse Racing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It’s not too often that a horse wins three races at a Churchill Downs spring meet anymore, and it’s nearly impossible to win three stakes. But that’s what Finley’sluckycharm did Saturday when punching her ticket to Saratoga with a 2 1/4-length triumph in the 28th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Chicago
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Collected had won the Grade 3 Precisionist Stakes by 14 lengths at Santa Anita when trainer Bob Baffert met jockey Martin Garcia on the track. The margin of victory in the $100,000 Precisionist Stakes caught Baffert delightfully by surprise — and gave him a chance to tease Garcia. “I told him, Dude,
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Five years ago when Dave Palone became the leading driver in career wins in North American harness racing history, he looked to the man he surpassed with respect and awe. “When I was a kid,” Palone said, “Herve was my idol. In soccer, there’s Pele. In harness racing, there’s Herve. When you say ‘Herve’ everyone
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Barney Roy completed a Royal Ascot opening-day Group 1 double for Godolphin when he won the St. James’s Palace Stakes by one length over Lancaster Bomber. Thunder Snow finished third, and odds-on favorite Churchill ran the worst race of his career, checking in fourth following five straight wins at the Group 1 level. Godolphin, which
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Ribchester cemented his position as Europe’s best miler with a definitive victory Tuesday in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes to launch the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting. Ridden by William Buick for Godolphin and trainer Richard Fahey, Ribchester followed Miss Temple City through the early and middle stages of the straight-course mile as pacemakers Toscanini
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