Horse Racing

Alpinista overcomes heavy ground to win l’Arc de Triomphe

PARIS (AP) Alpinista made light work of the rain and heavy ground to narrowly win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday.

Jockey Luke Morris attacked heading into the last furlong and the 5-year-old mare just held off a late charge from Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon on Vadeni and last year's 80-1 winner Torquator Tasso, ridden by veteran Italian jockey Frankie Dettori. (MORE)

Royal silks return as King Charles III's horse finishes 2nd

SALISBURY, England (AP) The famous royal silks returned to British horse racing on Thursday, with the first runner under the ownership of King Charles III finishing a distant second at Salisbury. (MORE)

Pegasus on Jan. 28, Florida Derby on April 1 at Gulfstream

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Gulfstream Park announced the schedule for the 2022-23 Championship Meet, highlighted by the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Jan. 28. (MORE)

Stradivarius, 3-time Ascot Gold Cup winner, retired to stud

LONDON (AP) Stradivarius, one of the most famous racehorses in Britain and Ireland after winning the Gold Cup at Ascot three times, has been retired to stud. (MORE)

Taiba wins $1 million Pennsylvania Derby for Baffert

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) Taiba won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by three lengths on Saturday for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. (MORE)

Kentucky Derby modifies qualifying, elevates prep races

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Churchill Downs has modified paths to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, awarding points to the top five finishers in qualifying races and increasing significance for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and late prep season events. (MORE)

Churchill Downs Inc. agrees to buy Ellis Park in cash deal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Churchill Downs Inc. has agreed to buy Ellis Park in Henderson, Kentucky, for $79 million in cash. (MORE)

Horse bred by Queen Elizabeth II wins race at Pimlico

BALTIMORE (AP) A horse bred by Queen Elizabeth II won a race at Pimlico on Saturday, two days after the British monarch died following seven decades on the throne. (MORE)

Cyberknife wins $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Coming into the $1 million Haskell Stakes, the focus was on Bob Baffert's bid to win the Grade I race for a 10th time and fellow trainer Chad Brown's attempt to prevent it with the undefeated Jack Christopher. (MORE)

Breeders' Cup returns to Santa Anita for record 11th time

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) The Breeders' Cup will return to Santa Anita for a record 11th time in 2023.

The world championships will mark their 40th anniversary next year on Nov. 3 and 4 at the Southern California track. (MORE)