July 12, 2012 - 7:32pm
Robby Albarado winning Breeders' Cup
Albarado was originally charged with intentionally assaulting his former girlfriend, Carolina Martinez, but the jury of three women and three men convicted him of a lesser charge, after deliberating for more than five hours.
Veteran Louisville jockey Robby Albarado was found guilty today by a Jefferson District Court jury of a misdemeanor—Fourth-Degree Wanton Assault—and ordered by Judge Deana D. McDonald to pay a fine of $500; thereby avoiding jail time.  Albarado was originally charged with...
July 11, 2012 - 11:24am
Union Rags
Prognosis is "excellent" for return in 2013
Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags will miss the rest of the 2012 racing season, but his prognosis for returning next year is excellent, veterinarian Kathy Anderson said Wednesday,Union Rags, trained by Michael Matz and owned by Chadds Ford Stable, will undergo therapy and treatment for a small...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
I’ll Have Another, 2012 Derby and Preakness winner, sold to Big Red Farm in Japa
I'll Have Another, who won two legs of the Triple Crown but was retired right before the Belmont Stakes due to a tendon injury, is sold to Japan's Big Red Farm for stud duty starting in 2013.
I’ll Have Another has been sold to Shigeyuki Okada’s Big Red Farm in Japan after his retirement and will begin his stud career in 2013. I'll Have Another thrilled horse racing fans when he won two legs of the Triple Crown, The Kentucky Derby and Preakness, before...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Churchill Downs to make a historical revamping of the qualifying system to deter
Churchill Downs makes a historical move to revamp the qualifying system for horses to get into the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
In a move that the public can better understand and follow Churchill Downs has dropped the graded stakes earning criteria in favor of a point system to determine which 20 racehorses will run in the Kentucky Derby, and which 14 fillies will run in the Kentucky Oaks. This move was made in hopes of...
July 29, 2012 - 7:51pm
Union Rags dusts Paynter in final strides of Belmont Stakes [Horse Racing]
Union Rags returns to his former glory with thrilling victory in final leg of Triple Crown.
In a thrilling stretch duel, Union Rags won Saturday’s $1,000,000 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes over Bob Baffert’s Paynter. A crowd of 85,811 were in attendance at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York to witness the race which should have seen a Triple Crown attempt by Kentucky Derby and Preakness...