| Jun 7, 2015
The Triple Crown celebration is on.
Now that American Pharoah is a Triple Crown winner, the party-planning is under way.
The 3-year-old colt is back in his barn at Belmont Park for the night, but it's off to Louisville, Kentucky, in the morning. When he...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 3:00 AM
It takes only a minute or so to walk from the racetrack at Santa Anita Park to the barns in back.
Through the parking lot and down a dirt path, the man with the shock of white hair and ostrich-skin cowboy boots waves at everyone who calls his name....
| Jun 1, 2015
| 4:49 PM
ARCADIA, Calif. — Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes.
He is back with a record third chance at a triple try, this time aboard American Pharoah, a colt many...
| May 30, 2015
| 1:09 AM
Lion Hearted, who stood his entire stud career at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, died of an apparent heart attack after breeding a mare Thursday. The son of Storm Cat was 19. The dark bay was one of a number of leading Maryland sires...
| May 13, 2015
| 5:30 PM
Preakness week began with a yawn.
Tuesday, there were a few TV guys plugging in cords and a few more people in security uniforms, guarding the Stakes Barns, which were all but empty.
Yes, they will hold the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown...
| May 11, 2015
| 2:02 PM
It might have been just another routine morning at Santa Anita last week. But it couldn't be. It is Triple Crown season.
That doesn't mean they sell more coffee at Clockers' Corner. Or that the steady rat-a-tat of training horses speeding past is...
| May 14, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Celebrity in horse racing has the shelf life of a passing meteor. Thursday afternoon, Art Sherman's once streaking star was obscured in the overcast surrounding a Southern California freeway.
"Heading to Santa Anita," Sherman said, via Bluetooth....
| May 15, 2015
| 4:57 AM
They saw it as a loose plan, one that might play out over years. Until then, she would remain the high-profile sports star and he would get the new family business off the ground.
“It took a month,” Rosie Napravnik says.
She learned she...
| May 2, 2015
| 3:49 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Brilliant but untested, American Pharoah was put to a fight in the Kentucky Derby and won.
Sent off as the 5-2 favorite by the record crowd of 170,513, the brown colt rallied in the stretch to beat Firing Line by a length...
| May 2, 2015
| 6:01 PM
Firing Line entered as the most famous runner-up in the Kentucky Derby field, the horse who twice pushed Dortmund to the wire, only to lose each time.
He finally beat the towering chestnut Saturday, only to finish second again, this time to Dortmund's...
| May 1, 2015
| 2:07 PM
Leading up to Wednesday's post-position draw for the Kentucky Derby, many horse racing fans saw this shaping up as a match race between the Bob Baffert-trained duo of American Pharoah and Dortmund. And while the two do have the shortest morning-line odds,...