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Maximum Security loses in 1st start since Derby

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- The Triple Crown series was marked by the unexpected and the whacky 3-year-old season continued when Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby.Sent off as the overwhelming...

Bejarano rides 4,000th winner at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Jockey Rafael Bejarano rode his 4,000th career winner at Santa Anita.He guided filly Portal Creek to a victory in the third race Saturday for trainer Bob Hess Jr.The 36-year-old Peruvian jockey says Santa Anita has always...

TAB Betting Blog Sylvia’s Mother ‘perfectly placed’ to win big

ROSEHILL BEST BET - SYLVIA'S MOTHER (Rosehill, Race 8, No.12) There has been early money for the Hawkes trained Sylvia's Mother who looks perfectly placed to resume from a spell with a win.Sylvia's Mother had won four straight races...

Maximum Security set for first race since Derby

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Maximum Security will race this weekend for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby.The Jason Servis-trained colt was among six 3-year-olds entered Thursday for the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.The...

New Santa Anita safety measures to be enacted

New safety measures designed to protect horses training and racing at Santa Anita will be overseen by a five-member team of independent veterinarians and stewards from the California Horse Racing Board, it was announced Wednesday night.The CHRB will work...

Baltimore withdraws suit against Pimlico owner

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owners of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel.Earlier this year, Maryland's biggest city had asked a court to grant ownership of...

Senator calls for Santa Anita to suspend racing

ARCADIA, Calif. -- U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein has joined the California Horse Racing Board in calling for Santa Anita to immediately suspend the remainder of its meet after the deaths of two more horses last weekend.A total of 29...

Santa Anita won’t close despite latest horse death

The California Horse Racing Board recommended that Santa Anita Park suspend racing for the remainder of the track's season after another horse died on Saturday.Santa Anita, the CHRB said, declined that request."Under current law, the California Horse Racing Board...

Santa Anita won’t close despite 2 deaths in 2 days

ARCADIA, Calif. -- A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet.Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third...

Belmont favorite Tacitus comes in 2nd place

NEW YORK -- Tacitus was well rested for a run on his home track. It just didn't work out.The favored Tacitus finished second to Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt, who skipped the Preakness...

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D-backs’ Greinke cleared to make next start

PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Zack Greinke is on track to make his next scheduled start Tuesday at San Diego after throwing a bullpen...