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Melbourne Cup winner Payne banned 4 weeks in doping case

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, has been suspended from racing for four weeks after testing positive to a banned appetite suppressant. (MORE)

Melbourne Cup winner Payne to face stewards in doping case

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup, has been barred from racing and track work pending an inquiry into a positive doping test. (MORE)

Queen Elizabeth II denied repeat winner at Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England (AP) Queen Elizabeth II was denied a winner on the final day of Royal Ascot when Dartmouth failed to retain the Hardwicke Stakes, losing out to one of Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's two victorious horses on Saturday.

Dartmouth won the same race in 2016 for his famous owner by outsprinting Highland Reel, but faded to fourth this time after briefly holding the lead. Idaho - the brother of Highland Reel - came through late for a win for O'Brien at odds of 9-2. (MORE)

Moore and O'Brien dominate at Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England (AP) The trainer-jockey combination of Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore earned a notable double in the feature races at Royal Ascot on Friday. (MORE)

Moore and O'Brien dominate Royal Ascot on Friday

ASCOT, England (AP) The trainer-jockey combination of Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore earned a notable double in the feature races at Royal Ascot on Friday. (MORE)

Ivan Puhich, veteran jockey agent, dies at 89

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Ivan Puhich, a jockey's agent who represented such riders as Kentucky Derby winner Mario Gutierrez, has died. He was 89. (MORE)

Hall of Fame harness racing driver Herve Filion dies at 77

(AP) -- Herve Filion, the Hall of Fame harness racing driver won retired in 2012 with a then-North American record of 15,179 victories, died Thursday. He was 77.

"God saw you getting tired and a cure not meant to be," Filion's family said on Facebook. "So he put his arms around you and whispered `come to me.' Our dad, Herve Filion, crossed the finish line like the champion he is and became our angel today." (MORE)

Big Orange wins Gold Cup at Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England (AP) Big Orange won the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot by fending off Order Of St George in a thrilling sprint to the post to edge home by a short head on Thursday.

"It was an epic race," said winning trainer Michael Bell after the most prestigious race of the five-day meeting, which was attended by Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family just outside London. (MORE)

Globetrotting horse Highland Reel wins at Royal Ascot

ASCOT, England (AP) Globetrotting horse Highland Reel won the richest race of the Royal Ascot meeting to take his career earnings to around 6 million pounds, while American trainer Wesley A. Ward collected a second victory of the week with Con Te Partiro.

After recent triumphs in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita and the Coronation Cup at Epsom, Highland Reel claimed another Group 1 victory for leading trainer Aidan O'Brien by holding on to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes by a length. (MORE)

Jockeys avoid collision with riderless horse at Minn. track

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) This was a very unwelcome turn for a race horse. (MORE)

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