| Oct 27, 2012
| 7:00 PM
Amid the bluster and noise of election season, and with Nov. 6 approaching like a bullet train, Newport Beach businessman Bob Rush managed to find some quiet.
"In a nutshell, everybody's quiet," he said earlier this month. "I think everybody's been...
| May 2, 2012
| 4:53 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All along, Bob Baffert has said that he fought the urge. He didn’t allow even an idle moment to be filled with the blurry, soaring dreams that can be ignited by training a horse as promising as Bodemeister.
He insisted on...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:33 AM
What’s left after all the bourbon is poured and money bet, after the hats are soaked through with the sweat of those elated by a validated hunch or devastated by a sure thing who wouldn’t go, after tension built over years and years is...
| May 11, 2012
| 1:37 PM
A steady, cool wind swept across the track at the Fair Hill Training Center Friday as two trainers prepared colts to run in next Saturday’s 137th Preakness.
Went the Day Well, the fourth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby trained by Graham...
| May 13, 2012
| 1:58 PM
His day-to-day work has not changed. The routine for Graham Motion is no different now than it was in the early 1990s, when he first became a thoroughbred trainer.
"We send them out there, see how they are doing, take what we can from what we see and...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:51 PM
In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California.
Since the late 1980s,...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Not a lot has changed in the jockey goggle business since 1947, when Israel Kroop first stitched trim around a molded sheet of plastic, added two brass vents from a mattress, and attached a strip of elastic.
Kroop's design — a made-in-Maryland...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 11:22 AM
You heard some derivative of the phrase over and over yesterday:
"I've been around horse racing a long time, and I've never seen something like this."
"In all my years covering sports, I haven't had many days like this."
And, so, here are some...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Elmont, NY – Paynter stayed where he was, a few feet off the rail, charging toward the finish.
Everyone whose heart had been broken by Union Rags before must have had the same thought: he's not going to squeeze through.
But then, delivering upon...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 8:09 PM
IRVINE — The head of the Orange County Democratic Party said 74th Assembly District Republicans missed an opportunity in the June 5 primary by not voting for Newport Beach Councilwoman Leslie Daigle.
According to Frank Barbaro, the moderate...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 12:04 PM
The Connecticut Senior Juried Art Show will take place this weekend, Sept. 22 and 23, at Pomperaug Woods, a retirement community in Southbury.
All of the 213 works in the show were completed by the artists after their 70th birthday, so the theme of the...