• 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.

  • In this Nov. 4, 2008, file photo, trainer Bart Cummings, left, holds a Melbourne Cup winner's trophy after jockey Blake Shinn, right, riding "Viewed" won the race at Flemmington race coarse in Melbourne, Australia. Cummings, one of Australia's top racehorse trainers who won the Melbourne Cup a record 12 times, died Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015 at the age of 87, his family said. (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill, File)

    12-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings dies

    SYDNEY (AP) — Bart Cummings, one of Australia’s most successful racehorse trainers who won the Melbourne Cup a record 12 times, has died at the age of 87.

  • Gimme Da Lute and jockey Martin Garcia, left, outleg Fame and Power with Rafael Bejarano, right, to win the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes, Saturday horse race, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, in Del Mar, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP) NO SALES

    Gimme Da Lute wins $100,000 El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Gimme Da Lute won the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes by a half-length Saturday at Del Mar for trainer Bob Baffert, who was across the country watching his Triple Crown champion American Pharoah lose at Saratoga.

  • Keen Ice (7), with Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.

  • Keen Ice (7), with Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday, losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Photo Call edges Cushion in the Violet Stakes at Monmouth

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Photo Call moved to the lead around the far turn and held off Cushion by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

  • Sheer Drama with Joe Bravo up wins The Personal Ensign Stakes prior to the running of the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Sheer Drama, Flintshire among winners on Travers undercard

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The Travers Day undercard produced four automatic qualifers for races in the Breeders’ Cup in two months.

  • Patriotic Diamond rallies to win Generous Portion at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Patriotic Diamond rallied from far back to win the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies by 1 1/4 lengths Friday at Del Mar.