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  • California Chrome equipment 'might be an issue' for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome equipment 'might be an issue' for Belmont Stakes
    A day after California Chrome won the Preakness, his trainer raised the startling possibility he might not try for the Triple Crown because of New York rules barring a nasal adhesive strip the colt has used in recent races. If California Chrome were to...
  • The California Chrome nasal strip controversy, explained

    The California Chrome nasal strip controversy, explained
    On Saturday night, it seemed a foregone conclusion that we'd see Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion California Chrome run for a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on June 7. But on Sunday morning, the horse's trainer Art Sherman said that...
  • California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong [Editorial]

    California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong  [Editorial]
    This year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes have reminded America about what's great about horse racing. California Chrome has been a display of magnificence, and his story, and those of his trainer and owners, have been endearingly human. The mere...
  • California Chrome will be allowed to wear nasal strip at Belmont Stakes

    Breathe easy, horse racing fans. California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip at the Belmont Stakes on June 7. On Monday, stewards at Belmont Park unanimously approved the nasal strips for all horses running at New York Racing Assn....
  • California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw

    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- His mother cost a mere $8,000 and his father performed for a modest stud fee of $2,000. That $10,000 investment — minuscule by elite racing standards — produced California Chrome, who had won $1.135 million even before...
  • 'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

     'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite
    When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to...
  • California Chrome is regally bound for Kentucky Derby

    The morning awaited royalty. It was 8 a.m., and the Saturday sun had just begun to dry the puddles from Friday's rain and add some sparkle to the infield lakes at Los Alamitos Race Course. Along the grandstand fence, they gathered, perhaps as many...
  • California Chrome a down-home Derby favorite

    The world of sports has its unlikely stories. Now it has a topper, a horse named California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby has no idea what's about to hit it. Saturday's Santa Anita Derby became a backdrop for the improbable. Make that the unbelievable....
  • Santa Anita Park plans twilight racing on Fridays during spring meet

    Santa Anita Park plans to hold twilight horse racing on most Fridays, with a first post time of 3 p.m., during its 40-day spring meet that starts Friday. One exception to the new Friday schedule is May 2, on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, when Santa...
  • No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Hoppertunity, the 6-1 second choice in the Kentucky Derby, was scratched from the race Thursday morning because of soreness in his left front foot. The injury was a blow to trainer Bob Baffert and to the quality of the Derby field....
  • Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks

    Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks
    The Kentucky Derby is the main event, but it's possible the week's dominant star turn could come in Friday's Kentucky Oaks. Untapable is an overwhelming 4-5 favorite in the $600,000 stakes for fillies, and the question around Churchill Downs hasn't been...