Melbourne Cup-winning Australian trainer Darren Weir was committed to stand trial Monday on animal cruelty and conspiracy to defraud charges stemming from the 2018 spring racing carnival.
Hollie Doyle is the “boss”, according to boyfriend and fellow jockey Tom Marquand, but as far as she is concerned, he is “the romantic”.
Tom Marquand and girlfriend Hollie Doyle celebrated a memorable British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday both riding doubles with the former winning the feature Champion Stakes.
The European flat-racing season reaches its climax with British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday after a season disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Frankie Dettori says he has “done quite well” in a “surreal season” that has deprived him of the big racecourse crowds he relishes.
Record-breaking mare Enable has been retired from racing a week after coming up short in her bid to win a historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Pegasus World Cup races will return to Gulfstream Park in 2021.
Four weeks later, filly Swiss Skydiver challenged and beat Authentic in the Preakness. The Triple Crown races run out of order and later in the year produced three different winners and quite the competition for 3-year-old horse of the year. ”It sure made it interesting to have a great debate: Which of the three winners would do it again if they, all three, were head to head?” said NBC Sports analyst Kenny Rice, one of the few people to witness all three 2020 Triple Crown races in person.
Those hanging around the heavily restricted stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course this week joked around that Authentic would stare down filly Swiss Skydiver whenever she walked past. ”He got a good look at her today,” jockey Robby Albarado said. Swiss Skydiver added one final memorable moment to cap off a topsy-turvy Triple Crown season, beating favored Authentic by a neck after a stretch duel in the Preakness Stakes run without fans Saturday.
Swiss Skydiver held off Authentic in a thrilling finish Saturday, becoming just the sixth filly to win the Preakness Stakes in a dramatic end to a topsy-turvy Triple Crown year.