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  • Dave Barry 2014 year in review

    It was a year of mysteries. To list some of the more baffling ones:
  • Santa Anita opening day is trainer Ron Ellis' kind of holiday

    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...

    Sideline Chatter: Jolly isn't just for Christmas season

    The 12 Days of Christmas are almost in the books. Just in time for the 12 Months of Chatter, a dozen snippets from a memorable, sometimes-wacky year in sports for 2014: January: Putting the sea in Seahawk Among the most popular attractions at the...

    Pletcher has budding star set for Hal's Hope

    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...

    Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

    Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication
    Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday....