| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:38 PM
It is the 2013 Breeders' Cup this weekend at Santa Anita. That means, if you believe in trends, Richard Mandella will drive to the races in a Brinks truck.
Mandella is 63, a Hall of Fame trainer as active as ever in the high-stakes world of thoroughbred...
| Oct 31, 2013
Jockey Ryan Moore might be overqualified if he ever wants to be a contestant on the TV series "The Amazing Race," based on his travel itinerary for the next two months.
He was in Toronto on Sunday riding Joshua Tree to victory in the Canadian...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:15 AM
There are a lot of Hall of Famers involved with Game On Dude, installed on Monday as the 8-5 morning-line favorite and set to run from post position No. 9 in Saturday's $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
There's Hall of Fame trainer Bob...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 8:38 PM
The significance of opening day at Santa Anita on Friday had mostly to do with the Arcadia race track's attempt to enter the brave new world of sports entertainment.
For years, thoroughbred racing has been acquiring the label of "a dying sport." That...
| Oct 2, 2013
Ledecky, Pelton, Kalisz nominated for Golden Goggle Awards
Olympic gold medalist and world champion Katie Ledecky of Bethesda received nominations for four USA Swimming Golden Goggle Awards, including Female Athlete of the Year. The awards...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
To hear the media tell it, all eyes are on the fiscal cliff. Which side is compromising and which side isn't? Which side's numbers add up? How can votes in the House and the Senate be structured for maximum political gain? What will the deal ultimately...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
It is an overcast morning Friday, and a tiny woman sits on a bale of hay outside a distant barn at Santa Anita. In the stall behind her is a giant race horse.
Her name is Kathy Ritvo, his is Mucho Macho Man.
She weighs barely 100 pounds. He stands...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:08 PM
There was much discussion, going into Sunday's $1-million Pacific Classic. It was about jockeys who have ridden, and might ride, super-horse Game On Dude.
It looks as if it doesn't matter. Shaquille O'Neal could ride this horse and win.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 11:18 AM
25 years ago
Harbor childrens playground
HARBOR SPRINGS The official ribbon cutting took place at the city beach to recognize the purchase of $4,000 worth of playground equipment, featuring nine activities, by the Harbor Springs Merchants...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Horse racing at Del Mar has long been about turf meeting surf. It's summertime, and the living is easy.
In a sport that is now mostly clumps of uneven grass, Del Mar is a manicured fairway at Augusta National.
These days, the public seems to easily...
| Nov 2, 2013
All the talking is done, the works are in the books and the money — huge money — is on the line for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic.
It will go off as the 12th and final race on a day at Santa Anita that organizers hope will attract as many...