| Feb 6, 2015
| 9:57 PM
Many years ago, long enough that neither men can remember exactly when, a young horse trainer and a rider lived in the same apartment building in San Mateo.
The two worked out of nearby Bay Meadows Racetrack and sparked a casual friendship. Both had...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:50 PM
In the eyes of fans and racing experts, California Chrome proved he's the top thoroughbred in North America. As an encore to his 2014 Horse of the Year campaign, the Cinderella colt is ready to take on the world.
California Chrome makes his 4-year-old...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:07 PM
All too many people spend their New Year's Day with a headache and a hangover. Alex Solis spent his collecting a horse racing milestone.
Not many people outside of racing aficionados paid much attention to Solis' return to the elite Southern...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 3:21 PM
Every Saturday at Gulfstream can't be a Super Saturday, even the one on the day before Super Sunday.
Five stakes have been carded on each of the past two Saturdays. Five more are scheduled next Saturday, including the Donn, the premier handicap of the...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:37 PM
HALLANDALE — Upstart might not be the leading Kentucky Derby candidate in the East but after Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, some other 3-year-old will have to do something extraordinary to knock him off that perch.
Prominent from the...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:39 AM
The Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday offers a $400,000 purse. The Hutcheson Stakes is worth $150,000. Bluegrass Singer, winner of the Mucho Macho Man three weeks ago, is entered in both stakes for newly turned 3-year-olds and would be a top...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:39 PM
HALLANDALE — California Chrome, who came up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown, swept the two big prizes for which he was eligible at the annual Eclipse Award ceremonies Saturday night at Gulfstream.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:09 PM
Elegant gowns and black ties will be the primary fashion choice Saturday night as Gulfstream Park hosts the 44th annual Eclipse Awards at its Sport of Kings Theater. The dinner and ceremony, considered the Academy Awards for thoroughbred racing, is...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:16 AM
The University of Kentucky basketball team is so loaded with talent that its coach, John Calipari, says he doesn't have substitutes — he has reinforcements.
Trainer Todd Pletcher's barn is racing's version of that.
Pletcher was considering...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:30 PM
The Celtics announced Thursday night that Rajon Rondo, the great passer/suspect outside shooter, has been traded to the Dallas Mavericks along with Dwight Powell. In return, the Celtics get Jameer Nelson, Brandan Wright, Jae Crowder, a conditional first-...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Since he was 15 years old, trainer Ron Ellis said he has always known where he'd be spending the day after Christmas — opening day at Santa Anita.
"It's been an X on the calendar," the 54-year-old said.
In 1980, before a crowd of 66,599, Ellis...