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See the ‘tuskers’ hunting woolly mammoths in Siberian permafrost

It's an entrepreneurial horse race in some of the poorest villages in Siberia, as "tuskers" hope to strike it rich by selling prehistoric ivory to Chinese buyers

ETF links: the horse race

Mondays are all about ETFs here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including the rise of smart beta...

50 Most Powerful in SoCal Sports: No. 26 Bob Baffert, Horse Trainer

Bob Baffert, 64, Horse Trainer Last Year’s Rank: 26 Despite an injury to his latest promising race horse causing Baffert to miss just his fifth Kentucky Derby since 1996, the trainer of the 2015 Triple Crown winner that ended a 37-year drought remains the most recognizable figure in horse racing.

Unthinkable upset of Arrogate jolts horse racing

This was Miracle on Ice, on hooves. This was Buster Douglas KO’ing Mike Tyson, on dirt. This was mouths collectively agape, faces stunned stone-still and eyes drained of answers. As Arrogate, the No. 1 ranked horse in the world, entered the starting gate Saturday at Del Mar in the San Diego Handicap,...

Accelerate rushes to upset win over Arrogate at Del Mar

DEL MAR >> Trainer John Sadler is beginning to make upsets look commonplace, taking the place of the late Allen Jerkens as horse racing’s “Giant Killer.” Last year, Sadler saddled Stellar Wind for a surprise victory over Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch, one of the most thrilling races of the Del Mar summer meet. […]

Arrogate is horse racing's superstar, but has anybody really noticed?

When four-legged star Arrogate sauntered into the barns at Del Mar on Sunday morning, it was easy to bring up the analogy of Michael Jordan moving into your exclusive condo for the summer. The horse, who ripped off an unprecedented seven-month run to become the richest winner in North American...

More than one Arrogate has found success at Del Mar

This isn’t the first time a star named Arrogate shook up the horse racing world at Del Mar. The late-1950s version of Arrogate, who won 20 of his labor-intensive 83 career starts, propelled jockey John Longden to racing history. The duo won the Del Mar Handicap on Sept. 3, 1956, to give Longden...

Horse racing: Arrogate arrives at Del Mar ready for the spotlight

Lady Luck was not on Del Mar’s side two summers ago when Triple Crown champion American Pharoah’s connections opted for the Haskell Invitational and Travers Stakes over a stakes schedule devoid of any big races for 3-year-olds on the dirt. All the four-leaf clovers and rabbit’s feet in the world were not going to keep […]

It's a replay for winners as Del Mar enjoys a safe opening day

There are the racing faithful at Del Mar who are hoping for a safer summer season in 2017 for horses and jockeys compared to a year ago. There are a handful of owners and trainers who would very much like the competitive side of this meeting to look as if they DVR’d last year and are just watching...

Horse shortage not expected to hamper Del Mar meet that opens Wednesday

After Santa Anita was plagued by a shortage of entries during its spring-summer meet when running only four days per week, it could be assumed Del Mar might encounter similar problems with its traditional five-day race weeks. But Tom Robbins, a veteran racing official who serves as Del Mar’s director of racing, is cautiously optimistic […]

West Coast earns an East Coast trip with easy win in the Los Alamitos Derby

There is very little surprise when trainer Bob Baffert wins a big race. After all, he has the best horse in the world in Arrogate, was the last trainer to win the Triple Crown and has so much talent in his barn that it’s as crowded as an airport runway after a weather delay. So there was concern...

Another Horse Dies: End Calgary Stampede’s Chuckwagon Racing

Urge the premier of Alberta to direct the Calgary Stampede to ban chuckwagon races immediately, before more horses die. The post Another Horse Dies: End Calgary Stampede’s Chuckwagon Racing appeared first on PETA.

Calgary Stampede’s Deadly Chuckwagon Races Condemned as Extreme Cruelty to Animals, PETA Says

Following reports that a horse sustained a broken leg during a chuckwagon race on July 9 at the Calgary Stampede and had to be destroyed, PETA—whose motto reads, in... The post Calgary Stampede’s Deadly Chuckwagon Races Condemned as Extreme Cruelty to Animals, PETA Says appeared first on PETA.

Race of Base: 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Last Friday, the boffins in Stuttgart saw fit to unleash the Build and Price tool for its foaming-at-the-mouth GT2 RS. With a twin-turbo flax-six making 700 horses, it has been suggested the king of all Porsches will hit 60 miles per...Show More Summary

Live interview with rowdy Irishmen at horse race escalates hilariously

Fair warning: unless you happen to be Irish, or have Irish friends, you may not understand every word of what's being said above. That's part of what makes it such a glorious interview, though. SEE ALSO: Irish farmer's glorious accent...Show More Summary

When Racehorses Retire

What it takes to teach a horse its racing career is over.

Trainer Simon Callaghan gets reward with 2-year-old colt Run Away

It can be giveth and taketh away time in the horse racing business. Just ask trainer Simon Callaghan. He was the trainer for top 3-year-old filly Abel Tasman when the new owners decided to transfer the horse to Bob Baffert. Abel Tasman went on to win the Kentucky Oaks in May. Another owner, Kaleem...

Fashion dominates Africa's biggest horse race

Combining high fashion with sport, nearly 50,000 racegoers marked the 120th anniversary of Africa's biggest horse race on Saturday at a packed course in the South African coastal city of Durban. The annual "Durban July" handicap race...Show More Summary

A luxury animal travel service lands at JFK

If you think modern air travel is rough on humans, here’s a tale of woe straight from the horse’s mouth. For several decades, international race and show horses arriving in the city were... To view the full story, click the title li...

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