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Gronkowski buys stake in namesake horse ahead of Ky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Rob Gronkowski has bought a stake in his namesake horse that is set to run in the Kentucky Derby next month. (MORE)

Filly Heavenly Prize elected to Racing Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Eclipse Award-winning filly Heavenly Prize has been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. (MORE)

Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

AINTREE, England (AP) As a child growing up in Ireland, Davy Russell used to gather up bundles of freshly mown grass in his garden with his brother and cousins in the early spring and pretend they were fences in the Grand National Steeplechase. (MORE)

Justify wins Santa Anita Derby by 3½ lengths for Baffert

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite with a three-length victory over Bolt d'Oro in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday.

Trained by Bob Baffert and winner of his three career starts by a combined 19 lengths, Justify had to finish first or second to earn enough qualifying points to run in the Derby on May 5. (MORE)

Good Magic's stretch-run surge wins Blue Grass at Keeneland

(AP) -- Good Magic overtook Flameaway entering the stretch to win the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes by 1+ lengths at Keeneland and earn 100 points toward qualifying for next month's Kentucky Derby.

Good Magic, last year's 2-year-old champion and the 8-5 favorite, waited through a far-turn battle between Flameaway and Arawak before taking control and winning the Grade 2 race Saturday. (MORE)

Vino Rosso survives stewards' inquiry to win Wood Memorial

(AP) -- Vino Rosso survived a stewards' inquiry to win the $1 million Wood Memorial and earn 100 points toward qualifying for the Kentucky Derby.

Ridden by John Velazquez, Vino Rosso ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.79 at Aqueduct on Saturday for trainer Todd Pletcher. (MORE)

Detroit-area horse racing track to sell assets, close

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (AP) A horse racing venue north of Detroit is shutting down after nearly 70 years of operations. (MORE)

Baffert: McKinzie won't run in Santa Anita Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) McKinzie will miss the Santa Anita Derby on April 7 because of an unspecified problem. (MORE)

Audible wins Florida Derby, cementing Kentucky Derby spot

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) Audible ran away in the stretch to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby on Saturday, further cementing himself as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby. (MORE)

Balance the Budget wins feature race at Carolina Cup

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) Balance the Budget jumped out early and went on to a more than six lengths victory Saturday in the Colonial Cup, the e first Grade 1 race of the National Steeplechase Association season. (MORE)

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