• Belmont Stakes Jun 6

    Riding Spill Painful for Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., Plus Costly

    A nasty fall riding in a race earlier this week sidelined jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. and proved costly on Belmont Stakes day

  • New York Jun 7, 2019

    Analysis: Belmont Pick is Tacticus, Aided by Bloodlines

    This is a Triple Crown season that will be remembered, though probably should be forgotten. Maximum Security was the winner of the Kentucky Derby for about 20 minutes, then got taken down over a claim of foul that will be debated forever. The Preakness was probably most notable for Bodexpress throwing jockey John Velazquez to the ground as they lurched...

  • NBC Jun 8, 2019

    2019 Belmont Stakes: How to Watch Live Wherever You Are

    The 151st running of the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown of horse racing, is Saturday, June 8, and you can watch the action live on NBC. NBC’s coverage on Saturday begins at 4 p.m. ET, and you can watch it all live at home or on the go via NBC Live.

  • King May 19, 2019

    At Preakness, They're Playing ‘Musical Chairs' With Jockeys

    The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a “musical chairs” feel to it. Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday’s race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike Smith is now riding favored Improbable with familiar trainer Bob Baffert, bumping Irad Ortiz to Bourbon War.

  • New Year's Day May 4, 2019

    Kentucky Derby's New Favorite Is Baffert's Game Winner

    The new favorite enters the Kentucky Derby seeking his first win of 2019 and tops several contenders on modest winning streaks that could factor large in the sport’s marquee race. Game Winner is now the favorite to win Saturday after Omaha Beach was scratched. He has already won more than $1 million and seeks a bigger payday of $1.86 million...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2018

    Puerto Rico Marks 1 Year Since Maria With Songs and Sadness

    Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category 4 storm hit. Religious leaders and government officials recalled how...

  • president Jul 18, 2018

    Puerto Rico's Power Company Sees 3rd CEO in Two Weeks

    Puerto Rico’s governor named a new CEO on Wednesday to lead the U.S. territory’s power company, which has now seen three top executives in two weeks.

  • Mexico Jun 11, 2018

    Latinos Are Reshaping the Horse Racing Industry

    In recent years, Latinos have been fueling the horse racing industry; working the back and front end of the races. At Belmont Park, Leonardo Parra, from Chile, has been working as a groom for over eight years at the stables. He says most of his coworkers are Latinos, noting how much colleagues from countries like Panama, Venezuela, Mexico and Chile...

  • New York Jun 11, 2018

    Latinos Are Reshaping the Horse Racing Industry

    In recent years, Latinos have been fueling the horse racing industry; working the back and front end of the races. At Belmont Park, Leonardo Parra, from Chile, has been working as a groom for over eight years at the stables. He says most of his coworkers are Latinos, noting how much colleagues from countries like Panama, Venezuela, Mexico and Chile...

  • New York May 23, 2018

    Puerto Rico School Catapults 3 Jockeys to the Kentucky Derby

    Jockey Jose Ortiz, 24, remembers the last time he visited the school in Puerto Rico that kick-started his horse racing career. The teacher in charge at Escuela Vocacional Hípica, the Vocational Equestrian School of Puerto Rico (VES), in Canóvanas, east of San Juan, asked the incoming class if they knew who their visiting guest was. “The ones who knew me...

  • Kentucky Apr 20, 2018

    Justify Wins Santa Anita Derby by 3½ Lengths for Baffert

    Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite with a three-length victory over Bolt d’Oro in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. Trained by Bob Baffert and winner of his three career starts by a combined 19 lengths, Justify had to finish first or second to earn enough qualifying points to run in the Derby on May 5.

  • New York May 3, 2018

    Irish War Cry Returns to Triple Crown as 7-2 Belmont Fave

    Irish War Cry is back on the Triple Crown trail as the 7-2 favorite for the Belmont Stakes....
    The colt claimed that status after expected favorite Classic Empire was forced out Wednesday because of an abscess in his right front hoof....
    No one was more surprised at the turn of events than trainer Graham Motion. He left his base in Fair Hill,...

  • Asher Klein May 3, 2018

    Preakness Draw: Always Dreaming, Classic Empire Are Neighbors

    The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There’s no avoiding each other for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and rival Classic Empire.

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