Horse Racing

Heat prompts NYRA to cancel racing Saturday at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The New York Racing Association has canceled Saturday's card of racing at Saratoga Race Course due to excessive heat forecast for eastern New York. (MORE)

2 horses killed at Del Mar in collision during training

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Two horses have been killed in a collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its 2019 season. (MORE)

Maximum Security leads field of 7 in Haskell Invitational

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Maximum Security will make his second start since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, taking on six rivals in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. (MORE)

Best In Show pulls 27-1 upset in Meadowlands Pace

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Best In Show slipped along the rail to pull a 27-1 upset in the $682,650 Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night. (MORE)

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. (MORE)

Breeders' Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded.

That's according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders' Cup, who said reaction to the board of directors' decision to keep the two-day event at the historic Southern California track has been "very supportive." (MORE)

Del Mar adds safety measures ahead of 80th racing season

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Del Mar will introduce safety enhancements when the track north of San Diego opens its 80th summer of racing on July 17. (MORE)

Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties.

There were no incidents during morning training hours or in the 10 races Sunday. (MORE)

Kentucky Derby winner Country House to get extended break

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Kentucky Derby winner Country House is getting an extended break and likely won't race again until 2020. (MORE)

Jockey Rafael Bejarano rides 4,000th winner at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Jockey Rafael Bejarano rode his 4,000th career winner at Santa Anita. (MORE)