| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:28 AM
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'...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:48 AM
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...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:03 PM
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...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:41 AM
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 —...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:34 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 10:26 AM
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....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...