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  • Jerry Hollendorfer's patience pays with Shared Belief

    It starts every day, in the dark and quiet grimness of 3 a.m., for Jerry Hollendorfer. And it has been ending, at least recently, in loud and joyous celebrations, late on weekend afternoons, in front of big crowds, in the winner's circles of major horse...
  • 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...
  • Hollywood ending escapes California Chrome yet again

    The crowd came out to Parx Racing to see a star on Saturday in the 35th running of the Pennsylvania Derby, and California Chrome looked perfect for the role of a Hollywood hero as he walked regally around the paddock, accepted Victor Espinoza onto his...
  • 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...
  • All eyes will be on California Chrome in Pennsylvania Derby

    A red alert for slots players heading to Parx Casino in Bensalem, Pa.: Saturday afternoon, you may not get your favorite parking spot. Just up Smarty Jones Way from the main casino building, up to 20,000 people are expected to pack the racetrack to watch...
  • Dick Jerardi: Pennsylvania Derby might not be a cakewalk for California Chrome

    BENSALEM, Pa. In the end, it is still a horse race. It just happens to be the most important race in the history of Pennsylvania racing and the first time a Kentucky Derby winner has run in the state after winning the Derby. The stakes are high for...
  • Parx bracing for huge crowd to watch California Chrome

    BENSALEM, Pa. Parking and admission are free at Parx Racing. It was that way long before the casino rose in the massive parking lot off Street Road, the property bordered by Route 1, I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The racetrack building, which...
  • California Chrome is headliner in Pennsylvania Derby

    California Chrome is headliner in Pennsylvania Derby
    This week, a horse will arrive from California and briefly turn a track on Street Road in Bensalem, Pa., into the epicenter of North American thoroughbred racing. For at least a couple of minutes on Saturday, the sport will turn its eyes to Parx Racing....
  • 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...
  • Task at hand: Putting Bears back together

    Task at hand: Putting Bears back together
    "I would rather spend the weekend in jail than watch that game again." — former Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, on his WSCR 670-AM postgame show last week. Patrick Mannelly knew he was in for a Monday unlike any he had experienced. For 16 seasons...
  • WATCH: Billy Eichner Yells at David Letterman, Remembers Joan Rivers

    "Billy on the Street" became "Billy on the Late Show" Thursday night when Billy Eichner brought his famous high-energy, crazy quiz games to Letterman's desk. Famous for ambushing New Yorkers on the street with surreal quizzes, Eichner played "Celebrity...