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  • Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

    Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication
    Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday....
  • Breeders' Cup Day 2: Texas Red wins Juvenile by 6 1/2 lengths

    Breeders' Cup Day 2: Texas Red wins Juvenile by 6 1/2 lengths
    Texas Red was overlooked at 13-1 entering the 1 1/16 mile Juvenile for 2-year-olds. But how he moved through the stretch to win the $2-million race by 6 1/2 lengths has him on the short list for next year’s Kentucky Derby. Winning the Breeders&...
  • Things go bump in right for Bayern in Breeders' Cup Classic

    In a Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Saturday that was more pinball machine than horse race, at least six significant things happened. •Bayern won, giving his owner, Kaleem Shah, 60% of the richest thoroughbred purse of the year, $5...
  • Breeders' Cup Day 2: Bayern wins Classic in close, controversial race

    Breeders' Cup Day 2: Bayern wins Classic in close, controversial race
    At the start of Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, 3-year-old Bayern broke from the No. 7 hole and headed left instead of straight, slamming into favored Shared Belief but never stopped running and held on for a nose victory over Toast Of New...
  • Top Florida thoroughbreds fill card at Gulfstream West

    Gulfstream Park West will host the first Super Saturday of racing since the Miami Gardens track went by the name of Calder with this weekend's Sunshine Millions Preview. Saturday's 10-race card is filled with seven stakes races for registered Florida-...
  • Hoedown event helps horse therapy program

    Hoedown event helps horse therapy program
    The annual Horseshoe Hoedown was a big success, raising $95,000 for Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida. The event, staged at the Vegso Family Arena in Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, drew more than 300 people and featured a country music band,...
  • A win at Hollywood Derby can make California Chrome horse of the year

    A win at Hollywood Derby can make California Chrome horse of the year
    There are just six horses entered Saturday in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, but the presence of Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome means the horse racing world will be watching closely. Trainer Art Sherman is...
  • Cary Street likes long, grinding road

    Cary Street likes long, grinding road
    A 91/4-length victory in the 13/4-mile Las Vegas Marathon at Santa Anita on the first day of last month's Breeders' Cup races suggests Cary Street isn't going to have an energy crisis when he hits the homestretch in Saturday's 11/4-mile Hawthorne Gold...
  • Del Mar racing in late fall? California Chrome makes it even better

    California Chrome made it a rare November to remember in horse racing Saturday. It takes a real star to do that. Running on a surface on which he had never raced before, at a made-for-summer seaside track that never before ran a race this late in the...
  • Pletcher has budding star set for Hal's Hope

    The University of Kentucky basketball team is so loaded with talent that its coach, John Calipari, says he doesn't have substitutes — he has reinforcements. Trainer Todd Pletcher's barn is racing's version of that. Pletcher was considering...
  • Record 201 horses pre-entered for Breeders' Cup

    A record 201 horses, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships set for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. There are 13 Breeders' Cup races worth $26 million scheduled over two days at the Arcadia...