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Jockey Espinoza hurt at Del Mar when horse collapses, dies

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured when the horse he was riding at Del Mar racetrack collapsed during training and died.

Racetrack officials say Bobby Abu Dhabi suffered an apparent fatal heart attack during a workout Sunday morning. Espinoza was thrown off the horse, then lay motionless for several minutes before being fitted with a neck brace and taken by ambulance to a hospital. (MORE)

Trainer Jerry Bozzo, 97, gets win at Gulfstream Park

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Until Jerry Bozzo, no trainer had ever won a thoroughbred race at the age of 96. (MORE)

Saratoga, without Justify, ready to go for 150th meet

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify won't be running during the 150th meet at Saratoga Race Course, but many of the best thoroughbreds will be at the historic track for the 40-day season. (MORE)

Fiery Hall of Fame jockey Manny Ycaza dies at 80

(AP) -- Manny Ycaza, a Hall of Fame jockey who won the 1964 Belmont Stakes and paved the way for generations of Latin Americans to ride in North America, has died. He was 80.

Ycaza died Monday of pneumonia and sepsis at a hospital in Forest Hills, New York, according to his wife, Jeanne De Ycaza. She said he had been admitted a day earlier after the couple had gone for a walk. (MORE)

Horse racing regulators approve sale of Kentucky racetrack

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A group holding a minority ownership stake in Ellis Park cleared a key hurdle Tuesday in its bid to purchase the western Kentucky racetrack, winning approval from state horse racing regulators who expect a "seamless" transition at the track known for its summer racing. (MORE)

Triple Crown winner Justify under observation at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify has re-located to Del Mar where trainer Bob Baffert is keeping him under observation after swelling in his left front ankle emerged two weeks ago. (MORE)

All hail: Courtly Choice wins Meadowlands Pace

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Courtly Choice rallied to win the $701,830 Meadowlands Pace by 1 1/4 lengths on Saturday night at the Meadowlands Racetrack. (MORE)

Triple Crown winner Justify dealing with swelling in ankle

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify has been taken out of training while waiting to see if swelling in his left front ankle subsides. (MORE)

The Latest: Justify captures Triple Crown, wins Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) The Latest from Saturday's Belmont Stakes (all times local):

6:55 p.m. (MORE)

Mike Smith guides Justify to Triple Crown, oldest jockey

NEW YORK (AP) The thoroughbred horse racing world belongs to "Big Money Mike" Smith.

The 52-year-old jockey who has been dominating big races in recent years put an exclamation point on his illustrious career Saturday, guiding Justify to the Triple Crown with a victory in the Belmont Stakes. (MORE)

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