Horse Racing

Tirico takes over for Hammond on NBC's horse racing coverage

(AP) -- Mike Tirico is taking the reins from Tom Hammond as a host of NBC's Triple Crown horse racing coverage. (MORE)

Goldikova, jockey Javier Castellano among 4 elected to HOF

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Jockeys Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza and Garrett Gomez and thoroughbred Goldikova have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. (MORE)

Broken ankle to keep jockey Robby Albarado out of Ky Derby

LEXINGTON, Kentucky (AP) Jockey Robby Albarado will miss the Kentucky Derby after breaking his left ankle in a riding accident at Keeneland. (MORE)

Polarisation wins again in re-run Sydney Cup

SYDNEY (AP) Visiting English trainer Charlie Appleby and his five-year-old gelding Polarisation claimed poetic justice on Saturday with victory in the Sydney Cup at Randwick racecourse, two weeks after "winning" the abandoned first running of one of Australia's biggest races. (MORE)

Chasing Roses: Javier Castellano still eyeing elusive Derby

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Javier Castellano is arguably the best jockey in racing right now.

Except, that is, at the Kentucky Derby. (MORE)

Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Lynn S. Whiting dies at 77

(AP) -- Lynn S. Whiting, who trained Lil E. Tee to an upset victory in the 1992 Kentucky Derby, died Wednesday. He was 77. (MORE)

Classic Empire clinches Kentucky Derby spot with Oaklawn win

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Two-year-old champion Classic Empire recovered from a poor performance his last time out and locked up a Kentucky Derby bid Saturday with a come-from-well-behind win in the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. (MORE)

Pee Wee Reese the horse wins on Jackie Robinson Day

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Pee Wee Reese won the second race at Santa Anita on the 70th anniversary of his former Brooklyn Dodgers teammate Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier. (MORE)

Harry Connick Jr. to sing national anthem at Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Harry Connick Jr. knows his way around a racetrack, having watched the horses with his dad at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. (MORE)

Gormley wins $1 million Santa Anita Derby by half-length

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) It's almost like old times for John Shirreffs and Jerry Moss. (MORE)

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