| May 19, 2012
| 8:30 AM
At the desk where he works through entries after all of his morning training sessions are through, Michael Matz keeps a photo leaning against the wall.
In a walnut frame, it is slightly – and surprisingly – faded. The text below a horse in...
| May 19, 2012
| 1:12 PM
A few final thoughts as we approach the 6:18 post time for the 137th running of the Preakness:
It comes down to this: Either Bodemeister can run the same race he did two weeks ago, or he can’t. If he can, he likely won’t be beat. Kentucky...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' TENNIS
Aberdeen Roncalli at Milbank, 1 p.m.
Tennis-WTA New Haven Open, Noon (ESPN2); ATP World Tour, Winston-Salem Open, 3 p.m. (ESPN2), same-day tape, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)
Cycling-U.S. Pro Challenge, Stage 4, 3 p.m....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:30 AM
Really, the frustration began at last year’s Belmont.
That’s when Animal Kingdom, Graham Motion’s finest horse to date, was cut off and, while veering away, clipped heels and almost tossed his jockey. It took a thunderous run at the end...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Alex Brown knows just where he was in 1977, when he learned of Elvis' demise. And in 1997, when he heard that Princess Diana had died. And on Jan. 29, 2007 — five years ago today — when he got the news that, after a game fight for life, a...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The mayor of Santa Ana would receive a $500,000 “finder’s fee” if the controversial sale of 24 state buildings goes through, according to interviews and court documents filed Monday, making him one of many people with deep political connections to.....