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  • Racing Board approves 'status quo' schedule for 2015

    Racing Board approves 'status quo' schedule for 2015
    To the great dismay of the people who run Arlington International Racecourse, the Illinois Racing Board adopted a 2015 thoroughbred and harness schedule Tuesday that is very similar to this year’s schedule.
  • Bob Clancy Picks The Four Graded Races Saturday At Saratoga

    Bob Clancy's selections for four graded stakes races Saturday at Saratoga Race Course: Bernard Baruch Handicap (Grade 2) Post time: 3:15 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/16 miles (turf); Purse: $250,000 BOISTEROUS (5-1) turns back after being outfinished in the 1...

    Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee

    I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...

    Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds

    Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds
    When California Chrome arrived at Churchill Downs earlier this year, his trainer, Art Sherman, kept hearing from people around the track why his horse wouldn't win the Kentucky Derby. The knock: Instead of training at a well-heeled thoroughbred track,...

    For Del Mar, a troubled time of fallen horses

    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...