Horse Racing

Horse injured in race at Santa Anita; 34th to die at track

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) A 3-year-old gelding was fatally injured in the fifth race at Santa Anita on Saturday, becoming the 34th horse to die at the track since December.

According to a statement from track owner The Stronach Group, jockey Ruben Fuentes pulled up Satchel Paige at the three-eighths pole of the 6 1/2-furlong sprint. Track veterinarian Dr. Dana Stead saw that the gelding had sustained an open fracture of his left front ankle and decided to euthanize him. (MORE)

Breeders' Cup bans Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer is banned from entering horses in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, where he was barred earlier this year.

Fred Hertrich, chairman of the Breeders' Cup board, said Friday that it would honor Santa Anita's house rule and not allow Hollendorfer to enter horses in the event Nov. 1-2. (MORE)

3rd horse dies at Keeneland in 5 days; jockey also hurt

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) A colt was fatally injured at Keeneland in a crash that also left his jockey Adam Breschizza with an injured left clavicle. (MORE)

Sherwood Chillingworth, former racing executive, dies at 93

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Sherwood C. Chillingworth, a longtime executive with the Oak Tree Racing Association who had partnerships in several stakes-winning thoroughbreds, has died. He was 93. (MORE)

Racing officials approve Churchill Downs purchase of Turfway

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved the sale of Turfway Park to Churchill Downs. (MORE)

Enable denied Arc de Triomphe hat trick by Waldgeist

PARIS (AP) Enable had to make do with the runner-up spot in her bid for history and a third victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday as Waldgeist provided Andre Fabre with a record eighth success.

All eyes were on John Gosden's brilliant mare Enable, ridden by Frankie Dettori, which appeared to be set for an unprecedented third success in the showpiece race after mastering three-year-old challengers Sottsass and Japan. (MORE)

Trainer Richard Mandella wins, loses at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Richard Mandella experienced the highest high and lowest low at Santa Anita on Saturday, with Omaha Beach successfully winning his comeback after a six-month layoff while another of the trainer's horses died of a suspected heart attack.

Former Kentucky Derby favorite Omaha Beach rallied to beat 1-5 favorite Shancelot by a head in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. (MORE)

Horse racing workers, supporters rally at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Buoyed by the presence of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill, about 50 workers and supporters of horse racing rallied outside Santa Anita's main entrance Saturday.

They toted signs expressing their love of horses and support for the jobs and lifestyle the industry provides in California. Passing motorists on busy Huntington Drive honked and waved in support. (MORE)

Colt euthanized after 'catastrophic injury' at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Keeneland says a colt has been euthanized after being severely injured in a race, and a filly suffered an injury and was vanned back to the barn after another race on opening day of the track's fall meet. (MORE)

Churchill Downs agrees to buy Turfway Park for $46 million

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Churchill Downs has signed an agreement to buy Turfway Park for $46 million with plans to eventually demolish its grandstand and build a $150 million racing and gambling facility on the site. (MORE)