| 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 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 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 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 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 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 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-...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 3:52 PM
ELMONT, N.Y. — As California Chrome began his recovery from a foot injury that might have contributed to his flat performance in the Belmont Stakes, his co-owner, Steve Coburn, stood by harsh comments about owners and trainers who run fresh horses...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 6:10 PM
There are no guaranteed winners in the unpredictable science of thoroughbred horse breeding, but when a stallion mates with 21-year-old Blending Element, it's almost an odds-on bet that a winner will be produced.
She has produced eight winners out of...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 9:05 PM
DEL MAR — It was still morning, but the line for drinks spilled out of the dining car as the Amtrak train snaked down the coast bound for Del Mar on Thursday. Summer in San Diego can't really start without the Del Mar opener and, for many on the...