• Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and jockey Martin Garcia appear during a workout, Sunday Aug. 23, 2015 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. American Pharoah will run next in the Travers Stakes at a sold-out Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. (Benoit Photo via AP)

    Triple Crown winner ‘looks great’ before trip to Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Baffert says American Pharoah “looks great” two days before the Triple Crown winner is scheduled to leave California for Saratoga Race Course and run in Saturday’s Travers Stakes.

  • Win at Saratoga gives Irad Ortiz Jr. 1,000 in career

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. earned his 1,000th career victory when Frosty Margarita rallied Monday to win the opener at Saratoga Race Course by 1½ lengths.

  • Avanzare wins Grade 2 Del Mar Mile on turf by half-length

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Avanzare rallied to win the $200,000 Del Mar Mile by a half-length Sunday at Del Mar after a layoff of nearly seven months.

  • Stallwalkin’ Dude wins Tale of the Cat at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Stallwalkin’ Dude beat Scarly Charly by a nose Sunday in the $100,000 Tale of the Cat at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Middleburg edges Special Envoy in Cliff Hanger at Monmouth

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Favored Middleburg edged Special Evoy by a neck as Mr. & Mrs. Bertram R. Firestone saw their runners finish 1-2 in the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

  • Beholder romps to win against boys in Pacific Classic

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Beholder romped to an 8 1/4-length victory in the $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, becoming the first female to win the Grade 1 race.

  • Delightful Joy wins the Monmouth Oaks by 2 lengths

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Delightful Joy made a run through the stretch and posted a two-length victory over favored Eskenformoney in the $100,000 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

  • Embellish the Lace wins Alabama at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Embellish the Lace led every step of the way to win the 135th running of the Grade 1 $600,000 Alabama Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • In this July 24, 2015, file photo, jockey John Velazquez celebrates aboard Sea Raven and after winning the first race on opening day of the horse racing season at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Velazquez earned his 800th win at Saratoga on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, when he rode Run a Dubb Dubb to win the opening race. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

    Jockey John Velazquez gets win No. 800 at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez reached a milestone 800th victory at Saratoga Race Course when Run a Dubb Dubb rallied to edge Touching My Toes in Saturday’s first race.