Horse Racing

'Queen of Saratoga' Marylou Whitney dies at 93

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Philanthropist, socialite and horse-racing enthusiast Marylou Whitney, known as the "Queen of Saratoga," has died at her Saratoga Springs estate after a long illness. She was 93. (MORE)

Maximum Security could face maximum sizzle in Haskell

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Maximum Security is going to have to share top billing in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park with an unexpected foe - broiling heat.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Monmouth County through Sunday night, adding a seventh rival for the only horse to cross the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby and then be disqualified. (MORE)

2 horses killed at Del Mar in collision during training

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Two horses were killed in a freak collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its season. (MORE)

Heat prompts NYRA to cancel racing Saturday at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The New York Racing Association has canceled Saturday's card of racing at Saratoga Race Course due to excessive heat forecast for eastern New York. (MORE)

Maximum Security leads field of 7 in Haskell Invitational

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Maximum Security will make his second start since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, taking on six rivals in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. (MORE)

Best In Show pulls 27-1 upset in Meadowlands Pace

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Best In Show slipped along the rail to pull a 27-1 upset in the $682,650 Meadowlands Pace on Saturday night. (MORE)

Mariano Rivera honored at Saratoga Race Course

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association's guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey's silks with his No. 42 on the back. (MORE)

Breeders' Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded.

That's according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders' Cup, who said reaction to the board of directors' decision to keep the two-day event at the historic Southern California track has been "very supportive." (MORE)

Del Mar adds safety measures ahead of 80th racing season

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Del Mar will introduce safety enhancements when the track north of San Diego opens its 80th summer of racing on July 17. (MORE)

Jockey Rafael Bejarano rides 4,000th winner at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Jockey Rafael Bejarano rode his 4,000th career winner at Santa Anita. (MORE)