Penny Chenery, who bred and raced 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat as well as realizing her ailing father’s dream to win the Kentucky Derby in 1972 with Riva Ridge, has died. She was 95.
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Horse Racing News
DONCASTER, England (AP) Ryan Moore rode Capri to victory in the St Leger at Doncaster for trainer Aidan O’Brien to win the final British classic of the flat-racing season for a fifth time on Saturday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Churchill Downs’ opening weekend features stakes races awarding points toward the Kentucky Derby and Oaks along with berths in the Breeders’ Cup.
VINTON, La. (AP) Delta Downs is canceling the $1 million Jackpot race for 2-year-olds on Nov. 18 that offers qualifying points for next year’s Kentucky Derby.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The Saratoga thoroughbred racing season has ended with a record-breaking amount wagered over the 40-day meet at the historic upstate New York track.
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Bob Baffert has become the all-time leading trainer at Del Mar with 478 victories at the seaside track north of San Diego.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Sporting Chance won the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga, giving Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas a record eighth victory in the Grade 1 race two days after his 82nd birthday.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) Hall of Fame driver Brian Sears swept the Yonkers Trot and Messenger Stakes on Saturday night at Yonkers Raceway.
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Gun Runner won the $750,000 Woodward by 10 1/4 lengths Saturday at Saratoga for his third straight victory.
Champion filly Songbird has been retired five days after she lost for just the second time in 15 career starts.