| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic isn't until Nov. 1 at Santa Anita, but the debate has already begun over who's the better 3-year-old: California Chrome or Shared Belief.
If all goes as expected, the two thoroughbred stars will meet at the Arcadia...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
On a picturesque, weather-perfect Sunday afternoon at Del Mar, with a crowd of 28,290 roaring its approval, unbeaten Shared Belief proved he might be horse racing's next big star, accelerating when jockey Mike Smith asked on the final turn and pulling...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has ridden the top handicap horse Game On Dude in his last six races, but on Sunday for the $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Smith has called an audible.
"It was a very hard decision," he said. "Game On Dude has been...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Winning a race like Saturday's 32nd running of the Arlington Million was the furthest thing from trainer Edward Graham's mind shortly after owner Andrew Bentley bought Hardest Core for $210,000 at last November's Keeneland Sale.
He only hoped that...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:21 PM
When trainer Marco Botti told Barry Irwin that he wanted send Euro Charline from England to run in Saturday's Grade I $750,000 Beverly D. at Arlington International Racecourse the principal owner of Team Valor International was shocked.
"I thought he...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 4:55 PM
Thanks to 7-year-old gelding Side Glance, Leanne Masterton has become a woman of the thoroughbred world.
The European counterpart to assistant trainers in this country is the "traveling head lad" but, because Masterton is a woman, it's more...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Del Mar's summer of discontent began with a sadly fitting omen.
On opening day, July 17, 11 horses left the starting gate for the one-mile feature, the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. It was the first day of the 75th season of thoroughbred racing at the...
| Aug 14, 2014
Baltimore native Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup for NBC Sports, was named the New York Racing Association's next race caller. He will be succeeding Tom Durkin. Collmus will continue to call races at Churchill Downs...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Two of the most important conquests of Chad Brown's seven-year training career have come on Million day at Arlington International Racecourse.
Now, after capturing last year's Arlington Million with Real Solution on a disqualification and the $750,000...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:10 PM
For virtually the entire 89-day meeting at Arlington International Racecourse the fields are a study in domesticity but on Saturday the palatial track will become a thoroughbred world capital.
Twelve foreign horses — five from Ireland, five from...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:10 PM
The Florida Sire Stakes has a new name and home, Gulfstream Park. It was the Florida Stallion Stakes when it was run at Calder. By any name at any venue, this is Stanley Gold's time of year.
Gold has won 12 heats of the three-race series for 2-year-...