Horse Racing

Best Solution and Northern Ireland jockey win Caulfield Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Godolphin stable's Best Solution won the Caulfield Cup in a photo finish ahead of American-bred Homesman, with The Cliffsofmoher finishing third on Saturday in the 2,400-meter race. (MORE)

Ex-jockey Valenzuela pleads guilty to domestic violence

VISTA, Calif. (AP) Famed former jockey Patrick Valenzuela has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic violence for slapping his girlfriend at a Southern California restaurant. (MORE)

Swedish long-shot wins Yonkers International Trot

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) Swedish long-shot Cruzado Dela Noche of Sweden won the $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway. (MORE)

Agent: Jockey Espinoza plans comeback in late December

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback in late December after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar. (MORE)

Marion Marauder of Canada is early favorite for Yonkers Trot

NEW YORK (AP) Marion Marauder of Canada drew the first post position and was installed the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Yonkers International Trot. (MORE)

33-1 shot Lakerball wins $100,000 Surfer Girl at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Lakerball, a 33-1 longshot partly owned by Janie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, won the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by a head at Santa Anita. (MORE)

Enable wins Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for 2nd straight year

PARIS (AP) Enable held off a late charge from Sea Of Class to successfully defend her crown at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe by a neck on Sunday with Frankie Dettori riding his record sixth winner in Europe's richest race.

Trained by John Gosden, the four-year-old filly was a heavy favorite to become the eighth two-time winner of the Arc. (MORE)

Vale Dori scores upset win for Baffert in Zenyatta Stakes

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Vale Dori defeated La Force by three-quarters of a length to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes in an upset at Santa Anita on Sunday. (MORE)

Shirley Day Smith, fixture among racing media, dies at 99

NEW YORK (AP) Shirley Day Smith, who spent more than 60 years as an assistant in the press office of the New York Racing Association and its predecessors, has died. She was 99. (MORE)

Injured jockey Victor Espinoza plans a return to riding

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar. (MORE)

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