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The New York Yankees have lost seven of nine games, and are rapidly falling out of the AL East race. (Image: Brad Penner/USA Today Sports)

Yankees Slide into Fourth Place Worries Manager, Fans, Bookmakers

The New York Yankees suffered a sweep at the hands of the Philadelphia Phillies over the weekend, the latest in a string of disappointing results for the preseason World Series favorites. The Phillies blanked the Yankees 7-0 on Sunday, handing New York its third straight loss and its seventh defeat […]

Bob Baffert filed suit against the New York Racing Association Monday, claiming the organization had no legal jurisdiction to suspend him. (Image: Charlie Riedel/AP File Photo)

Baffert Continues Legal Offensive, Sues NYRA Over Suspension

Remaining on the legal offensive, even as he keeps a low profile, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert filed a lawsuit against the New York Racing Association Monday. The suit claims Baffert’s right to due process was violated when the organization suspended him. The Thoroughbred Daily News first reported that […]

Chris Paul of the Phoenix Suns celebrates a sweep of the Denver Nuggets after he guided the Suns to a spot in the Western Conference Finals. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Phoenix Suns Sweep Denver Nuggets, NBA Title Odds Bump to +375

The #2 Phoenix Suns became the first team to punch their ticket to a conference finals when they pulled off a four-game sweep against the #3 Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals. Thanks to the impressive sweep, the Suns saw their NBA championship odds jump to +375, according to […]

With a Grand National title and Cheltenham Festival top jockey award, Rachael Blackmore has already celebrated plenty in 2021. She could add to that haul with a title in the Ascot Stakes Tuesday at Royal Ascot. (Image: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Rachael Blackmore Seeks to Conquer Royal Ascot

Not content with owning Cheltenham and the Grand National, standout jockey Rachael Blackmore will now tackle Royal Ascot on Tuesday’s first day of the five-day meet. Blackmore takes the reins of Cape Gentlemen for the Listed Ascot Stakes, the finale of Royal Ascot’s seven-race opening day. Headlining the day are […]

Art Collector and regular rider Brian Hernandez Jr. worked out four times at Churchill Downs. The one-time Triple Crown race threat returns for his 4-year-old campaign in the June 25 Kelly's Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs. (Image: Coady Photography)

Art Collector Set for 2021 Debut at Kelly’s Landing Stakes

Art Collector, one of last year’s most heralded 3-year-olds, will make his 4-year-old debut in the Black-Type Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs. The June 25 Kelly’s Landing is one of eight stakes on Churchill Downs’ closing weekend for its Spring Meet. It sends its competitors seven furlongs on […]

Informative (5) pulled away from favored Ny Traffic to win Monmouth Park's Salvator Mile at 79/1. (Image: Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO)

Informative Makes his 79/1 Presence Known in Salvator Mile

Since Informative can’t explain himself or describe the impact of his 79/1 upset in Saturday’s Salvator Mile at Monmouth Park, let’s go to his jockey, Jose Ferrer. “The horse can’t read the board, so he didn’t know (his odds),” Ferrer told Monmouth Park. “I’ve always said you don’t have a […]

Order of Australia sent disorder into the betting markets when he won last year's Breeders' Cup Mile at 73/1. He is expected to meet favorite Palace Pier in the Queen Anne Stakes. A berth in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Del Mar awaits the winner. (Image: Breeders' Cup/Eclipse Sportswire)

Breeders’ Cup Crowns Royal Ascot With Four Challenge Series Races

For the fourth consecutive year, Royal Ascot’s 2021 meet not only features the usual pomp and pageantry, but four tickets to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar. The prestigious meet, which begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday, will play host to the season’s first four Breeders’ Cup “Win and […]

Are the LA Clippers simply unlucky, or is there something legitimate about the urban legend known as the Clippers Curse? (Image: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today Sports)

What is the Clippers Curse? The Hex on LA’s Second Team

The Los Angeles Clippers have never advanced out of the second round of the playoffs and they typically bust in the first round, or fail in the Western Conference semifinals. This freaky phenomena is widely known in LA as the “Clippers Curse” because the franchise cannot get over the playoff […]

Historic Horse Racing machines like these in Virginia are headed to Louisiana and New Hampshire, after both states approved legislation for the slot-like machines. (Image: Rosie's Gaming Emporium)

Louisiana, New Hampshire Latest States Welcoming HHR Machines

Two more states joined the Historical Horse Racing machine parade this week, when Louisiana and New Hampshire passed legislation approving HHR machines. On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate passed SB 209 by a 32-3 vote. That gives off-track betting facilities license to install up to 50 HHR machines per OTB facility. […]

Novak Djokovic (left) stunned Rafael Nadal (right) in four sets on Friday to reach the 2021 French Open final. (Image: Reuters)

Djokovic Stuns Nadal, Favored Over Tsitsipis in French Open Final

Novak Djokovic handed Rafael Nadal only his third career loss at Roland Garros on Friday to reach the French Open final and end the Spaniard’s bid for a 21st Grand Slam title. Djokovic overcame losing the first set to beat Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 in front of a […]

Risen Star winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up Mandaloun looms as the one to beat in Sunday's Listed Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park. (Image: Jamie Newell/Racingfotos.com)

Mandaloun Looms Large and Fast in This Pegasus Stakes Field

Last year, the Pegasus Stakes ran as the final stop on the Kentucky Derby trail. As such, it enjoyed a large field, serious betting interest and more than casual interest from racing fans. This is a different Pegasus Stakes. Yes, it takes its five candidates – only five, mind you […]