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Horse Racing

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  • Bob Baffert looks to overcome unlucky post positions of American Pharoah, Dortmund

    Bob Baffert looks to overcome unlucky post positions of American Pharoah, Dortmund
    It had to be one of those what-are-the-odds moments for trainer Bob Baffert, and we're not talking about the fact that Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah was set as a 4-5 morning line favorite for the 140th running of the Preakness on Saturday at...
  • Wayne Lukas keeps things interesting at Preakness

    Wayne Lukas keeps things interesting at Preakness
    Preakness week began with a yawn. Tuesday, there were a few TV guys plugging in cords and a few more people in security uniforms, guarding the Stakes Barns, which were all but empty. Yes, they will hold the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown...
  • Schmuck: American Pharoah was the best horse and he won the 2015 Preakness

    Schmuck: American Pharoah was the best horse and he won the 2015 Preakness
    Sometimes, it's not that complicated. When Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah drew the supposedly unforgiving first post position for Saturday's 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the conversation quickly turned to the reasons why he couldn't...
  • As Preakness approaches, 2015 Triple Crown pursuit is in good hands

     As Preakness approaches, 2015 Triple Crown pursuit is in good hands
    It might have been just another routine morning at Santa Anita last week. But it couldn't be. It is Triple Crown season. That doesn't mean they sell more coffee at Clockers' Corner. Or that the steady rat-a-tat of training horses speeding past is...
  • A potentially thrilling Preakness nears, just in time

    A potentially thrilling Preakness nears, just in time
    When American Pharoah charged home at the head of a heart-stopping three-horse finish in this month's Kentucky Derby, the buzz went way beyond the usual can-he-do-it Triple Crown speculation. Sure, the horse has a chance to make history. That comes...
  • Indian Motorcycle rolls into Lehigh Valley

    Indian Motorcycle rolls into Lehigh Valley
    Maybe you like the rush of traveling at high speeds with fresh air in your face. Perhaps you prefer the scent of real pine trees over that of a pine tree-shaped deodorizer. Or maybe, just maybe, you simply want to save space in your garage. Whatever...
  • A sad end to the brave, optimistic life of Lauren Mandel

    A sad end to the brave, optimistic life of Lauren Mandel
    I'm heartbroken to report that Lauren Mandel has died at age 27. I first wrote about her when she was 5, a determined, spirited little girl with a large facial deformity. Adults gasped and stared at her. Children teased and shunned her. She was...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. embraces family ties with tearful memories

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. embraces family ties with tearful memories
    TALLADEGA, Ala. — Check out the latest NASCAR standings. Chairman Brian France and everybody else in the sport just hit the lottery: Dale Earnhardt Jr. is in the Chase. The NASCAR brand identifies strongly with the Earnhardts, right alongside...
  • Notes on a Twitter scorecard: Clippers rolling, fight news revolting

    Notes on a Twitter scorecard: Clippers rolling, fight news revolting
    It has occurred to some that the people who invented Twitter and are now billionaires might have gotten inspiration from our late, great Allan Malamud. At the Herald Examiner and later The Times, he produced daily notes and squibs. His opinions were not...
  • Kentucky Derby Day Celebrated At Ron's Run For The Roses

    Kentucky Derby Day Celebrated At Ron's Run For The Roses
    There was no need to travel to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby Saturday. Everything you needed to mark the day and the race was right here in Connecticut from bourbon-laced mint juleps and fanciful hats that were works of art. Folly Farm, a horse...
  • Jeff Jacobs: A Great Day Of Deeply Flawed Athletes

    Jeff Jacobs: A Great Day Of Deeply Flawed Athletes
    BOSTON — Blake Swihart took his position behind home plate for his major league debut at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, a day proclaimed in advance by pop culturists as the most incredible in sports history. It was at that moment at Fenway Park, as Wade...