OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Look around the world of sports and older athletes are winning. Phil Mickelson recently became the oldest winner of the PGA at almost 51 years old. Tom Brady won his seventh Super Bowl — with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this time — at 43 in February. Jockey Jose Ferrer isn’t doing […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Three Triple Crown races, three different winners and one isn’t even decided yet. More than five weeks since the Kentucky Derby and with the Belmont Stakes over, the Triple Crown season is still muddled in uncertainty. Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit could be disqualified from the Derby, making Belmont winner Essential Quality […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A nasty fall riding in a race earlier this week not only sidelined jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., it proved costly on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card. Ortiz had to take off all 12 of his mounts because of his injuries, including a ride on Known Agenda in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Cox picked up his first Triple Crown victory with Essential Quality’s romp to victory in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday while waiting to see if he’ll be awarded another from the Kentucky Derby. Cox could be a Derby winner with Mandaloun if Bob Baffert-trained Medina Spirit is disqualified. But Cox […]
EPSOM, England (AP) — Jockey Adam Kirby rode Adayar, a 16-1 shot, to victory by four-and-a-half lengths in the English Derby on Saturday. Kirby had initially been due to ride John Leeper in the Epsom horse-racing classic before Frankie Dettori was called up to replace him on the 8-1 chance. Adayar, the Godolphin-owned son of […]
Jumping over obstacles is no problem for 14-year-old Amelia Lohr, she’s been a champion long before she ever got on a horse. The rising freshman at Saint Francis High School has dyslexia, but with her positive attitude and work ethic, she’s trotting to the winner’s circle.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Preakness champion Rombauer’s trainer, Michael McCarthy, lobbied hard to get the bay colt entered into the Kentucky Derby. The horse’s owners, Diane and John Fradkin, just didn’t think that was the right move. Instead, they wanted to point to the second leg of the Triple Crown. No one will ever know what […]
COCOA, Fla. — Some people think that kids ride horses just for fun, but Equestrian riders train to show their horses all over the U.S. It takes a lot of training and preparation to get ready for a show. This is not a sport that many compete in Brevard County, but it is becoming increasingly popular. […]
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Everything is going Vincent Viola’s way these days. He owns the Florida Panthers, and they’re well on their way to the Stanley Cup playoffs. And he also owns Known Agenda, who is now well on his way to the Kentucky Derby. Known Agenda ran away from the field in the […]
For the first time in over three decades, Delaware Park Racetrack will have a different announcer. Announcer John Curran will step away from the mic this year after 37 years in the booth, leaving a legacy and memories behind him.