| May 31, 2014
| 7:55 PM
"Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing.
And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown.
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When does the 2014 Belmont Stakes start?
NBC's race coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. today. More pre-race coverage is on NBCSN from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The race, where California Chrome is attempting to win the Triple Crown, is slated to begin at 6:52 p.m. on...
| Jun 1, 2014
| 8:30 AM
"A horse is a horse, of course of course," the "Mr. Ed" theme song told us. But then there is California Chrome, who may be the biggest draw this week in television. His racing speaks for him.
If California Chrome wins the Belmont Stakes on Saturday,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:51 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's gubernatorial showdown is already a two-horse race in the eyes of many.
But Democratic former state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston made it clear Tuesday she isn't giving Charlie Crist a free pass to her party's nomination.
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Without railroads and mines, what would the American West be? Less populous, less prosperous, less polluted. And the town of Durango might not be anything at all.
Durango, sporty and historic, stands 6,520 feet above sea level among the San Juan...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:35 PM
The true-life horse-racing tale "50 to 1" takes forever to get galloping — and when it finally does, it's too little too late.
Directed by Oscar-winning producer Jim Wilson ("Dances With Wolves") from a script he wrote with Faith Conroy, the movie...
| Jun 12, 2014
During the last week lawmakers were in Springfield for their spring session, the sponsor of a casino gambling bill released a statement announcing he wouldn't call his bill for a vote.
The statement from Rep. Bob Rita, D-Blue Island, might have been the...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The timing of the three races in the Triple Crown needs to be tweaked to help the Preakness attract a better field ("The greatness and failings of racing," May 20). Too often trainers skip the Preakness and prepare for the Belmont Stakes if they didn't...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:25 PM
The century-old Indianapolis 500 is steeped in tradition, from the pre-race release of thousands of balloons to the winner's gulp of milk in Victory Lane.
But Chip Ganassi, one of racing's leading team owners, thinks Indy has one tradition too many....
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be sidelined four to six weeks after injuring her shoulder when the 4-year-old filly Socialbug was fatally injured during a workout Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., The Courier-Journal reported....
| Jun 19, 2014
| 1:32 PM
American Tea Room's "Tea*Vent" is hours away. From 6 to 8 p.m., L.A. mixologist Matthew Biancaniello will use the retailer's teas in cocktails. Attendees will learn how to create four tea-infused cocktails and get a preview of American Tea Room’s...