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  • Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks

    Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A beleaguered Steve Asmussen, subject of a recent report that accused him of mistreating horses he trains, somewhat answered the criticism here Friday by saddling the winner of the $1-million Kentucky Oaks. Asmussen's Untapable,...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Keeneland becomes latest track to switch to dirt surface

    Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., has become the latest horse-racing track to announce that it is replacing its synthetic surface and returning to dirt. The Polytrack surface will be discarded after the end of the April meeting, replaced by a...
  • Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68

    Horse trainer Small, Breeders' Cup Classic winner, dies at 68
    Prominent Maryland trainer Richard "Dickie" Small, who conditioned 1994 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Concern, died late Friday night after a battle with cancer. He was 68. Born in Baltimore on December 2, 1945, Small attended Gilman, played...
  • Two key stakes races at Santa Anita on Saturday

    Two of the stars in the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, the unbeaten 3-year-old Midnight Hawk and $5.7-million career earner Game On Dude, figure to be heavily favored Saturday in important stakes races at Santa Anita. The Grade II, $250,000...
  • Mount St. Joe grad Larry Collmus named race caller at Churchill Downs

    Mount St. Joe grad Larry Collmus named race caller at Churchill Downs
    Larry Collmus, a 1984 Mount St. Joseph graduate, has been named race caller for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby, beginning with opening night of the season on April 26. The Derby is May 3. The 47-year-old Collmus, who started calling races...
  • Jockey Aaron Gryder is right where he wants to be

    Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey. When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought....
  • Mucho Macho Man heads Santa Anita Handicap field

    If horse racing's newest star, Mucho Macho Man, could talk, the strapping 6-year-old horse would probably say, "I love Santa Anita." His trainer, Kathy Ritvo, concurs. "He is very comfortable, very happy," she said. Last year, Mucho Macho Man won...
  • Old Dude is still game in the Big 'Cap

    The deciding moment in Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap couldn't have been more perfectly scripted. The horses' names described the action. At the head of the stretch, a big-time challenger, last year's Eclipse Award winner as top 3-year-old in the...
  • Redemption for Goldencents in Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Once the Southern California hope for the Triple Crown, Goldencents emerged again spectacularly in the $1-million Dirt Mile on Friday in the opening day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. The Doug O'Neill-trained horse, under a strategically perfect...