Horse Racing

Ky. Derby winner Authentic works out in prep for Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Authentic had his first major workout since winning the Kentucky Derby as he prepares for the Preakness next month. (MORE)

Irish jockey Pat Smullen dies of pancreatic cancer aged 43

DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) Nine-time Irish champion jockey and 2016 Epsom Derby winner Pat Smullen has died. He was 43. (MORE)

Honor A. P. retired after being injured in Kentucky Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Honor A. P. has been retired because of an injury suffered in the Kentucky Derby, where he finished fourth.

The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for next year's breeding season at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. (MORE)

Santa Anita postpones fall opener 1 week due to wildfire

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Opening day of Santa Anita's fall season will be pushed back a week until Sept. 25 because of poor air quality caused by a wildfire burning near the Southern California racetrack.

The meet had been set to open Saturday. (MORE)

Breeders' Cup to race without fans; Keeneland hosts in 2022

(AP) -- The Breeders' Cup in November will be held without spectators, joining the Triple Crown races in having only essential personnel and participants on hand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The world championships are set for Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. (MORE)

Preakness ends playing of 'extremely offensive' state song

BALTIMORE (AP) The official state song "Maryland, My Maryland" will not be performed before the Preakness next month because the lyrics are perceived by some to be racist. (MORE)

4-time Formula 1 champion Vettel signs with Racing Point

LONDON (AP) Four-time Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel will drive for Racing Point starting next season. (MORE)

Saratoga holds it own without fans, handle down only a bit

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY. (AP) Saratoga Race Course completed its 40-day meet and its all-sources handle topped $700 million for the second consecutive year despite being conducted without fans. (MORE)

Authentic's future could include rematch against Tiz the Law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Briefly off the radar to set himself straight, Authentic now might have to get used to having a target on his back.

Bob Baffert's latest star achieved that by blowing past Kentucky Derby favorite Tiz the Law to win going away Saturday at Churchill Downs. Though Authentic shattered hopes for a Triple Crown winner this year, he raised questions about what he'll do for an encore, which could include a possible rematch against Tiz the Law at the Preakness in Baltimore on Oct. 3. That race is the final jewel in this year's reshuffled Triple Crown. (MORE)

Authentic wins Kentucky Derby; Baffert notches 6th victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Bob Baffert endured the lowest of lows and highest of highs within minutes in the Kentucky Derby.

He was bummed before the horses left the paddock after Thousand Words reared up and fell on its side, getting disqualified and injuring Baffert's assistant trainer. That emotion was quickly replaced by Authentic's front-running victory that gave Baffert a record-tying sixth Derby win. (MORE)