Horse Racing

Drivers and horses make their way around the track at the Bangor Raceway.

Future of harness racing in Bangor questioned

By Danielle McLean on July 13, 2017, at 1 a.m.
Revenues from betting on harness racing have fallen steadily since 2002.
John Velazquez aboard Always Dreaming (5) wins the 2017 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

Always Dreaming wins the 143rd Kentucky Derby

By Chuck Culpepper, Washington Post on May 07, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.
Said jockey John Velazquez: “Nothing against all the others, but this was the best horse.”

TV, radio schedule for August 20-21, 2016

on Aug. 19, 2016, at 5:43 p.m.

TV, radio sports schedule for July 28, 2016

on July 27, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
Creator (13) ridden by Irad Ortiz edges out Destin (2) ridden by Javier Castellano to win the 148th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.

Creator wins Belmont by a nose

By Reuters on June 11, 2016, at 7:14 p.m.
Creator made a brilliant charge down the stretch to edge past Destin by a nose at the wire and win the 148th Belmont Stakes on Saturday, the final leg of U.S. racing’s Triple Crown series for three-year-olds.

Ailing Nyquist to miss Belmont Stakes

By Reuters on May 24, 2016, at 8:47 p.m.
Kent Desormeaux aboard Exaggerator (5) wins during the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Exaggerator wins Preakness, Nyquist finishes third

By Reuters on May 22, 2016, at 12:30 a.m.

TV, radio schedule for May 21-22, 2016

on May 20, 2016, at 4:54 p.m.

TV, radio schedule for May 20, 2016

on May 19, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
Nyquist, with Mario Guitierrez riding, wins the 142nd Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Nyquist wins Kentucky Derby

By Reuters on May 07, 2016, at 7:11 p.m.
The horse was named after former University of Maine hockey player and current Detroit Red Wings winger Gustav Nyquist.
Exercise rider Jonny Garcia works Kentucky Derby hopeful Nyquist during workouts Thursday in advance of the 2016 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

Nyquist trainer O’Neill eyes second Kentucky Derby win

By Mark Lamport-Stokes, Reuters on May 06, 2016, at 5:10 p.m.

TV, radio sports schedule for May 6, 2015

on May 05, 2016, at 5:05 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (right) skates with the puck as Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan defends during the second period of the game two of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 15 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.

Former UMaine hockey star rooting for namesake in Kentucky Derby

By Larry Mahoney on May 04, 2016, at 3:53 p.m.
According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, Nyquist the horse will have the Stanley Cup in his stall on Saturday before the race.

Hall of Fame jockey with three Derby wins retires

By Alicia Wincze Hughes, Lexington Herald-Leader on March 30, 2016, at 5:16 p.m.
Kevin Switzer (front) drives Mizuno around the track during racing action in 2015 at Scarborough Downs.

Maine’s harness racing season to open at Scarborough Downs

on March 25, 2016, at 3:51 p.m.

Maine, Vermont summary

on Nov. 22, 2015, at 2:25 a.m.
Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday.

American Pharoah ends career with Breeders’ Cup victory

By The Sports Xchange on Oct. 31, 2015, at 6:31 p.m.
Triple Crown winner ends his career as horse racing’s first-ever Grand Slam champion.

TV, radio schedule for Oct. 31-Nov.1, 2015

on Oct. 30, 2015, at 4:42 p.m.

TV Radio schedule for Nov. 3, 2015

on Oct. 29, 2015, at 4:34 p.m.
Michael "Mick" Peterson, Ph.D., of the University of Maine conducted testing on the Keeneland racetrack in Lexington, Kentucky, where three horses have been injured recently and had to be euthanized.

UMaine professor tests safety of Kentucky track in wake of horse injuries

By Alicia Wincze Hughes, Lexington Herald-Leader on Oct. 12, 2015, at 5:42 p.m.