| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:20 PM
• Oct. 2, 1911, Laurel Park opened for racing under the direction of the Laurel Four County Fair. Three years later, New York City grocery entrepreneur James Butler purchased the track and made renowned promoter Matt Winn general manager. Winn is...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:36 PM
A year ago, Shared Account arrived at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as an outsider. Oddsmakers made her a 46-1 long shot, and her response was to win.
This year, she's back to defend her title in the $2 million Grade I race....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 6:09 PM
The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
JACKSON, RAIDERS STUMBLE AGAIN
The Oakland Raiders, coached by former Glendale Community College quarterback Hue Jackson, appeared to have things under control in the American Football...
| 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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:57 PM
For a guy who specialized in writing poisonous songs about disintegrating relationships while in the Afghan Whigs, Greg Dulli sounds positively upbeat about his reunion this year with his combative bandmates, namely Whigs bassist John Curley and guitarist...
| 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...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 5:30 PM
On those recent warm days, was there anyone in Baltimore who didn't think ahead to an afternoon in the infield at Pimlico?
We're just 60 days from the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes.
Over at the Sun's Preakness page, you can catch up on all the...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 7:21 PM
We're more than a month from the Kentucky Derby, but the jostling has begun.
A horse named Take Charge Indy won the $1 million, Grade 1 Florida Derby with a wire-to-wire dash under the ever-daring Calvin Borel Saturday. Reveron gave him a run coming...