Horse Racing

El Areeb, who won four consecutive races from November to February for trainer Cal Lynch, including the Grade 3 Withers and Grade 3 Jerome, will begin a new phase in his rehabilitation from a knee injury this week at the Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland. El Areeb was hurt during a March 30 workout
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CYPRESS, Calif. — Chantal Sutherland will not ride until Wednesday’s opening day of the Del Mar summer meeting after bruising her leg in a frightening paddock accident at Los Alamitos on Thursday. Sutherland was injured when her mount for the seventh race, Be a Lady, reared and knocked the rider down. Be a Lady stepped
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Illuminant, a Grade 1 winner, has been retired from racing. Trainer Michael McCarthy said the 5-year-old Quality Road mare displayed signs of minor discomfort coming out of a workout last week, and follow-up tests showed enough accumulated wear to convince owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, SF Bloodstock and Sol Kumin to retire her. Illuminant finished her
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Just for a change of pace, Kaleem Shah got to see his name associated with a pair of sharp recent stakes winners rather than the usual headline fare, which had amounted to variations on “Shah Changes Trainers” or “Shah Changes Trainers Again.” On July 3, Shah’s colt Run Away did just that to win the
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Penn National Race Course in Grantville, Pa., has banned three trainers connected to the conviction of a trainer last week on 14 federal counts related to the illegal administration of race-day medications, according to a statement released by the track. The statement said the convicted trainer, Murray Rojas, was banned effective July 6, several days
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