Horse Racing

Patriots Rule rallies to win California Dreamin' Stakes

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Long-shot Patriots Rule rallied from last to beat Ambitious Brew by a half-length Sunday in the $150,000 California Dreamin' Stakes at Del Mar.

Patriots Rule ran 1 1/16 miles on the turf course in 1:41.78 and paid $35.80, $12.40 and $6.60 his sixth victory in 21 starts. The 5-year-old earned $85,500 to push his total to $421,730. (MORE)

California Chrome wins San Diego Handicap

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) California Chrome beat Dortmund by a half-length Saturday at Del Mar in the Grade 2 $200,000 San Diego Handicap, the 1 1/16-mile prep for the Grade I $1 million Pacific Classic on Aug. 20. (MORE)

Unbeaten Enola Gray romps to 7 3/4-length win at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Unbeaten Enola Gray romped to a 7 3/4-length victory Friday in the $150,000 Fleet Treat Stakes for California-bred 3-year-old fillies. (MORE)

Summer racing heats up with California Chrome, Songbird

(AP) -- Horse racing's summer season kicks off in a big way this weekend at two of the sport's most treasured racetracks, Del Mar and Saratoga.

And what a daily double it should be - Dubai World Cup winner California Chrome taking on six rivals in Saturday's $200,000 San Diego Handicap and undefeated filly Songbird starring in Sunday's $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks. (MORE)

Lynne's Legacy rallies to win Del Mar feature race

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Lynne's Legacy rallied from last place to win the Del Mar feature race Thursday for older fillies and mares. (MORE)

Saratoga to open for its 148th season of thoroughbred racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) The 148th season of thoroughbred racing in Saratoga Springs gets underway this week, kicking off nearly seven weeks of a summertime tradition dating to the Civil War.

Opening day for Saratoga Race Course is Friday, with gates opening at 11 a.m. and the first race post time scheduled for 1 p.m. Racing will be held on 40 days through Labor Day, Sept. 5, with the track closed on Tuesdays. (MORE)

Bob Baffert-trained Pretty N Cool wins at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Pretty N Cool rallied in the stretch to win the $77,600 C.E.R.F. Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths Wednesday at Del Mar. (MORE)

Jockey Patrick Valenzuela loses license bid in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Former Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Patrick Valenzuela has lost his bid to ride in California for now. (MORE)

Midnight Storm wins $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Midnight Storm fought off multiple challenges in the stretch to win the $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes on Sunday at Del Mar. (MORE)

A winner in her debut: Miss Freeze takes Lynbrook Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Miss Freeze launched her career with a 6 1/4-length victory Sunday in the $125,000 Lynbrook Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, the closing day feature at Belmont Park. (MORE)