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  • Christine A. Moore tops off Breeders' Cup with a millinery collection

    Christine A. Moore tops off Breeders' Cup with a millinery collection
    Hats seem to be as much a part of major horse racing meets as thoroughbreds, jockeys, trophies and flower garlands. So it's not too surprising that in May 2013, hatmaker Christine A. Moore was named the first ever official milliner for the Breeders'...
  • Pony up for an evening of fun at Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida's 'Horseshoe Hoedown'

    Pony up for an evening of fun at Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida's 'Horseshoe Hoedown'
    The sixth annual "Horseshoe Hoedown" benefiting Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida will take place Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek. The nonprofit provides a variety of therapeutic programs for children and...
  • Regatta brings new spectacle to Fox River despite cold weather

    Regatta brings new spectacle to Fox River despite cold weather
    St. Charles' first-ever regatta Saturday in Pottawatomie Park along the Fox River had been planned meticulously by organizers for months. Spectators dressed in Kentucky Derby-style garb would cruise down the river in a large paddle boat, enjoying drinks...
  • Ex-racehorses show off new career training at Pimlico event

    Ex-racehorses show off new career training at Pimlico event
    For some thoroughbreds at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, it had been mere months since their last race. Now, as the ex-racehorses trotted onto the track, they were asked by riders not to run like the wind, but do something entirely different —...
  • Chicago says goodbye to Hot Doug's

    Chicago says goodbye to Hot Doug's
    Friday, Oct. 3: That'll be the day the lines died. After 13 years serving more than 200 different sausages, including oddities like yak and rattlesnake, Doug Sohn will close Avondale's internationally famous encased meats emporium, his namesake Hot Doug's...
  • Ex-sportscaster Don Tollefson admits $317K theft

    Ex-sportscaster Don Tollefson admits $317K theft
    As Don Tollefson walked into a Bucks County courtroom to plead guilty Monday, family members of his most notable victim fumed in the courthouse hallway. "It takes a pretty low person to prey on a dead police officer's family," said Tom Fox, father of...
  • Jockey Victor Espinoza gets seven-day suspension for careless riding

    Jockey Victor Espinoza gets seven-day suspension for careless riding
    The riding tactics employed by jockey Victor Espinoza on Saturday during the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita resulted in the stewards announcing on Sunday a seven-day suspension. Espinoza was the jockey aboard Sky Kingdom, who drifted...
  • LGBTQ event planners to bring cultural "takeovers" to Chicago

    LGBTQ event planners to bring cultural "takeovers" to Chicago
    LGBTQ event planners want to help some of Chicago’s cultural attractions roll out the welcome mat for the city’s queer community. The Welcoming Committee, a Boston-based events organization launched in 2012 and expanding to Chicago on Oct....
  • Bayern spoils California Chrome's comeback, sets track record in Pa. Derby victory

    BENSALEM, Pa. They packed the front apron in front of the glass-encased grandstand and surrounded the paddock, filling the steps up to the jock's room, straining to get a look at reigning Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, about to...
  • Will California Chrome be tested at Pennsylvania Derby?

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, ready to race Saturday for the first time since his ill-fated bid for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, is the even-money favorite in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. Is facing Chrome right...
  • The making of 'Gone with the Wind'

    "You ain't seen nothin' yet!" was the famous come-on to the audience used by the great Al Jolson in the 1927 movie "The Jazz Singer." And I, Liz, in 2014, still say this. But now I'm talking about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He was...