• Wild in the Saddle scores 19-1 upset at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Wild in the Saddle scored an upset victory by three-quarters of a length in the $108,330 Tranquility Lake Stakes for older fillies and mares Wednesday at Del Mar.

  • Azar rallies to beat Next Shares at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Alto Racing’s Azar rallied to beat Next Shares by three-quarters of a length Wednesday in the Grade 2 $200,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Legislative deal reached for Texas horse racing to resume

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A legislative deal has been reached to continue funding for the Texas Racing Commission that would allow horse and dog tracks to reopen.

  • American Pharoah with Victor Espinoza, second from right, leads the field into the first turn during the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Will Waldron/The Albany Times Union via AP)  TROY, SCHENECTADY; SARATOGA SPRINGS; ALBANY OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    3.4 million saw Travers Stakes finish; American Pharoah 2nd

    STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The second-place finish of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at the Travers Stakes was watched by 3.4 million viewers on NBC.

  • Officials suspend Texas racing operations amid funding clash

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Racing Commission has suspended operations — meaning horse and dog racing tracks cannot take bets — amid legislative funding squabbles.

  • Hambletonian champion Pinkman heads field at Yonkers Trot

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hambletonian champion Pinkman goes for the second jewel in the Triple Crown of trotting on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.

  • This artists rendering provided by Churchill Downs shows some of the upgrades planned for the clubhouse at Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift. The $18 million project starting in late fall will renovate space on the clubhouse's third and fourth floors, track officials said Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Churchill Downs via AP)

    Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift.

  • NY to review measures to save, care for retired racehorses

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Experts on thoroughbred racing and retired horses said Tuesday that the last few years have seen progress but more funding and homes are needed to save many aging racehorses from eventual neglect or slaughter.

  • Lady Shipman breaks Mellon turf mark for 5 1/2 furlongs

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Lady Shipman broke the Mellon turf course record for 5 1/2 furlongs Sunday, winning the $100,000 Smart N Fancy in 1:00.46 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza leaves the track after losing to Keen Ice in the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (Steve Jacobs /The Post-Star via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Phraoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks.