| Jun 6, 2015
| 9:15 PM
A wonderful thoroughbred race horse put America on his back Saturday and took the country for a joy ride.
American Pharoah's name may be misspelled, but his mission and his magnificence can never be misstated.
This one was for more than just racing...
| Jun 6, 2015
| 3:37 PM
Have you stopped following the FIFA corruption story? How can you look away? It's like a snowball made of dirty slush that keeps getting bigger and bigger. To me, the low point so far is the accusation by a German newspaper, Die Zeit, that in order to...
| Jun 25, 2015
| 7:02 AM
As one of Anne Arundel County's preeminent broadcasting voices, Pete Medhurst calls it like he sees it.
And from the Southern High grad's vantage point, he sees just about it all in the world of sports.
The 46-year-old Churchton resident got his start...
| Jun 3, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Cool horse, chill rider. Together they could win "Dancing With the Stars."
Instead, they are poised to win a Triple Crown, an even rarer occurrence. You have a World Series winner every year, and a World Cup champion every four years. But pretty much no...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 6:00 AM
Horsemen and equine fans in the Glyndon-Reisterstown area were cheering this month for American Pharoah, that marvelous 3-year-old thoroughbred, when he won racing's coveted Triple Crown and broke a 37-year drought.
The attention of sports fans was...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 4:56 PM
The best living symbol of horse racing's Holy Grail was on the phone this week, keeping the hope and vision alive.
In 1978, Steve Cauthen was to the American sports scene what Jordan Spieth is now. He was a bright, new athletic face, destined for...
| May 15, 2015
| 4:38 PM
For the first time in 140 years of the Preakness Stakes, the needs of this city trump the needs of horse racing.
It was 20 days ago that the pictures went around the world. Freddie Gray died. Soon, fires burned. Police sirens screamed. Looters carried...
| May 13, 2015
| 5:30 PM
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...
| May 11, 2015
| 2:02 PM
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...
| May 14, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Celebrity in horse racing has the shelf life of a passing meteor. Thursday afternoon, Art Sherman's once streaking star was obscured in the overcast surrounding a Southern California freeway.
"Heading to Santa Anita," Sherman said, via Bluetooth....
| May 16, 2015
| 8:30 PM
Here we go again. Horse racing is dangling that Triple Crown carrot.
Except this time, when the big race rolls around June 6 at Belmont, there can be no question that there will be a different feel about this most recent hope, a 1,200-pound muscular...