KPIX 5 Reports On Horse Auctions Brings Changes To Golden Gate FieldsFollowing our series of reports, Golden Gate Fields has launched a landmark new program to make sure retired racehorses avoid an all too common fate: ending up on someone's dinner plate.
Redwood City's Malibu Grand Prix Closing After 34 YearsKids of all ages are flocking this week to the Malibu Grand Prix in Redwood City to enjoy the mini golf, bumper boats and race cars one last time. After more than 30 years, the family fun center is closing on Sunday.
Ron Capps Earns 4th Funny Car Win At SonomaRon Capps raced to his second Funny Car victory of the season Sunday for his fourth career win in the NHRA Sonoma Nationals.
Racing Against Nobody, New Zealand Gets Points In America's Cup RegattaThis was supposed to be the most eye-popping America's Cup ever. But the Italian syndicate didn't sail against Emirates Team New Zealand this week in the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers series, allowing New Zealand to earn two points in the regatta unchallenged.
America's Cup Champ Coutts Defends Rules ChangesNot long after helping to sail one of the new America's Cup catamarans around ghostly San Francisco Bay, four-time winner Russell Coutts scoffed at accusations by two foreign challengers that defending champion Oracle Team USA is benefiting from safety changes.
New Zealand Doesn't Back Off With America's Cup Rules ProtestThe Kiwis are protesting a rule change that ostensibly was made for safety reasons following the death of British sailing star Andrew Simpson on May 9 when rival challenger Artemis Racing capsized.
America's Cup Opening Ceremony Set For ThursdayThe America's Cup regatta starts later this week in San Francisco with an opening ceremony and the first preliminary race. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at the America's Cup Park at Piers 27-29.
Coast Guard Issues Permit For America’s Cup Racing On SF BayThe U.S. Coast Guard issued the official permit late Friday that is required to conduct America's Cup yacht racing on San Francisco Bay beginning next week.
America's Cup Champs Cut Short 2-Boat TestingAmerica's Cup champion Oracle Team USA sustained damage to its newest catamaran just minutes into the first day of its two-boat testing program on San Francisco Bay.
Tony Kanaan Finally Wins Indy 500, Ends HeartbreakThe hard-luck loser no more, Tony Kanaan finally won the Indianapolis 500 Sunday.
Bo Derek Renews California Effort To Ban Horse Slaughtering NationwideThe USDA said it will increase inspections of imported beef, in the midst of a horsemeat scandal in Europe. So far, none of the tainted products have made it to the United States. But the scandal is renewing efforts to ban American horse slaughter.
Golden Gate Fields Investigating How Horse Went Up For AuctionA Bay Area race track is investigating why one of its thoroughbreds ended up on the auction block, where horses are at risk of being sent to slaughter.
Alcohol Blamed In Richmond Head-On CollisionTwo people involved in a head-on collision apparently fueled by alcohol and high speeds in Richmond late Thursday night were clinging to life and another is in critical condition, a police lieutenant said Friday morning.
Calif. Race Tracks, Rescue Groups Take Action Against Horsemeat TradeCalifornia horses are supposed to be protected by law from slaughter for human consumption. Yet many still end up in the slaughter pipeline, including thoroughbreds. That's why some race tracks are taking protective action.
Undercover Investigation Reveals Little Oversight At California Horse AuctionsAmericans don’t eat horsemeat, but we do export horses for slaughter. Most end up on dining tables in Europe and China. While California is one of the few states that bans the exports, some activists have said the ban isn’t working.