Horse Racing

Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Churchill Downs plans to offer more premium seating with an $18 million project expected to be done in time for next year's Kentucky Derby. (MORE)

Irish racehorse Hurricane Fly retired

DUBLIN (AP) Irish racehorse Hurricane Fly has been retired after winning a world-record 22 Group One races. (MORE)

Pharoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks.

On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of fans visited racing's biggest celebrity. This group on Sunday morning was considerably smaller than the throng of 15,000 that watched American Pharoah take a routine gallop two days earlier. (MORE)

Stellar Wind wins Torrey Pines Stakes for fillies at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Stellar Wind won the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 4 1/4 lengths Sunday at Del Mar.

Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Stellar Wind ran a mile in 1:36.43 and paid $3, $2.20 and $2.10. (MORE)

Valid wins Monmouth's Iselin Stakes

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Valid won the $150,000 Iselin Stakes, beating archrival Bradester by 3 1/2 lengths Sunday in their third and final meeting this season at Monmouth Park. (MORE)

Lady Shipman breaks Mellon turf mark for 5 1/2 furlongs

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Lady Shipman broke the Mellon turf course record for 5 1/2 furlongs Sunday, winning the $100,000 Smart N Fancy in 1:00.46 at Saratoga Race Course. (MORE)

12-time Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Bart Cummings dies

SYDNEY (AP) Bart Cummings, one of Australia's most successful racehorse trainers who won the Melbourne Cup a record 12 times, has died at the age of 87.

Cummings' grandson and training partner James said in a statement that Cummings died in his sleep early Sunday at the family homestead at Castlereagh, west of Sydney. (MORE)

Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.

He had every reason to be and now, American Pharoah may have run his last race. (MORE)

Gimme Da Lute wins $100,000 El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Gimme Da Lute won the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes by a half-length Saturday at Del Mar for trainer Bob Baffert, who was across the country watching his Triple Crown champion American Pharoah lose at Saratoga.

Ridden by Martin Garcia, Gimme Da Lute ran a mile in 1:35.79 and paid $2.40 and $2.10. (MORE)

Photo Call edges Cushion in the Violet Stakes at Monmouth

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Photo Call moved to the lead around the far turn and held off Cushion by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday. (MORE)

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