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  • Casino patriotic celebrations: Starting Tuesday...

    Casino patriotic celebrations: Starting Tuesday...
    Four casinos have patriotic celebrations this week, although two of them will take place before July 4. I guess the idea is that July 4 is a family night for many people, so launch those fireworks early. Mardi Gras Casino's party is first, with...
  • Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers

    Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers
    "Here's my girl," trainer Carla Gaines beams as she breaks a carrot in half and places it into the mouth of Nashoba's Gold, a giant 3-year-old filly whose gentle, loving demeanor and athletic, powerful stride has helped create an almost therapeutic energy...
  • Clubhouse Ride, at age 6, shows veteran moves to win at Santa Anita

    Clubhouse Ride, a versatile 6-year-old with more than $1.1 million in career earnings while competing in races from 61/2 furlongs to 11/4 miles, keeps finding ways to stay relevant. On Saturday at Santa Anita, Clubhouse Ride rallied along the rail under...
  • Runaway thoroughbred Bullet Catcher ready to settle into retirement

    Runaway thoroughbred Bullet Catcher ready to settle into retirement
    Seventeen months after he became a one-day sensation by bolting free down U.S. 1, thoroughbred Bullet Catcher is set for a gentle retirement. Now 5 years old, with 20 starts behind him, the gelding is munching hay on a Montgomery County farm, waiting to...
  • How gambling 'fetcher bills' shower money on lawmakers in Springfield

    How gambling 'fetcher bills' shower money on lawmakers in Springfield
    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...
  • California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont

    California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont
    With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday....
  • Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]

    Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]
    I do not follow horse racing all year but found myself intrigued by the Preakness and followed it to see if the Kentucky Derby winner prevailed. Once that happened, there was an excitement about the Belmont Stakes and a possible Triple Crown winner! It...
  • Delahoussaye sees possibilities for California Chrome in Belmont Stakes

    Delahoussaye sees possibilities for California Chrome in Belmont Stakes
    Eddie Delahoussaye has been there, done that. He has seen Belmont, both a race course in Elmont, N.Y., and a $1.5-million stakes race that is the Triple Crown's annual grand finale. He has felt it, smelled it, savored the place and the race. The now-...
  • Racing needs a California Chrome Triple Crown

    Horse racing — the sport of kings! — still mattered when I was a kid. This was the late 1960s and early '70s, and the Triple Crown events were must-see TV as fans longed for the next colt to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont....
  • Rauner offers business tax ideas, few specifics

    Rauner offers business tax ideas, few specifics
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Wednesday continued to slowly roll out ideas on how he’d govern if elected, calling for an overhaul of tax credits used to keep businesses in Illinois and the end of several targeted tax breaks. The...
  • Gulfstream plans events for Belmont Stakes Saturday

    Gulfstream plans events for Belmont Stakes Saturday
     Gulfstream Park will play host to a Belmont Stakes Watch Party Saturday when California Chrome attempts to become the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown.             Gulfstream will hold giveaways, food and drink specials, and a chance...