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  • This is the year to expand casino gambling

    If the Illinois Legislature is ever going to pass a casino expansion bill, the odds are good this is going to be the year. Both the state and Chicago are facing major financial problems that will be worsened if the Illinois Supreme Court rules, as...
  • Merry Meadow faces test in Inside Information Stakes

    Like many New Yorkers, Merry Meadow has found South Florida very much to her liking. The 5-year-old mare has yet to lose since trainer Mark Hennig shipped her from Belmont Park to Gulfstream Park in the fall. However, Merry Meadow faces her most stern...
  • Clancy's Call: Ky. Derby Prep Race Spiral Stakes

    Bob Clancy's selections for the Grade 3 Spiral Stakes Saturday at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky.: Post time: 6:25 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/8 miles (Polytrack); Purse: $550,000; Kentucky Derby points to winner: 50 CONQUEST TYPHOON (5-1) has trained very well...
  • Notorious women of the automotive world

    Jean Jennings JeanKnowsCars.com What makes a woman crazy about an automobile? I can only speak for myself. I grew up in the country surrounded by a dairy farm and five brothers. To me, cars were freedom. When I was 14 years old, as an exchange student...
  • Secretariat's birthplace now on Virginia Landmarks Register

    The Virginia birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat is now on the state's landmarks register. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources on Thursday added The Meadow farm in Doswell to the register. Known as the Meadow Historic District,...
  • Allen Jerkens dies at 85; Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer pulled off memorable upsets

    Allen Jerkens dies at 85; Hall of Fame thoroughbred trainer pulled off memorable upsets
    Allen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer who pulled off some of horse racing's biggest upsets and was affectionately known as "The Chief," died Wednesday in South Florida, his family said. He was 85. Jerkens had been ill for several weeks with an...
  • Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens, 85, dies

    Allen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer who pulled off some of horse racing's biggest upsets, has died. He was 85. Jerkens, affectionately known as "The Chief," had been ill for several weeks, and had been admitted to a hospital in Aventura, Fla., on...
  • Idaho House panel endorses repeal of instant racing

    Legislation that would ban Idaho's lucrative slot-like betting machines, known as instant horse racing terminals, has only one more hurdle to clear before heading to the governor's desk. The House State Affairs Committee voted 15-2 Thursday to advance...
  • $7M in Laurel Park improvements are close to completion

    $7M in Laurel Park improvements are close to completion
    The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that about $7 million in improvements at Laurel Park, including new barns for 300 horses and installation of new flat-screen televisions, are expected to be completed within the next month. Despite record-low...
  • Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens dies at age 85

    Allen Jerkens, the Hall of Fame trainer who pulled off some of horse racing's biggest upsets and was affectionately known as "The Chief," has died. He was 85. Jerkens had been ill for several weeks, and had been admitted to a hospital in Aventura,...
  • American Pharoah up, Texas Red out in AP's Derby Top 10

    A win in Arkansas and a workout in California created a little shuffling on the Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders. American Pharoah is up to No. 3, Texas Red is out. The big news was the decision to pull one-time Derby favorite...