| Aug 24, 2014
| 8:46 PM
On a picturesque, weather-perfect Sunday afternoon at Del Mar, with a crowd of 28,290 roaring its approval, unbeaten Shared Belief proved he might be horse racing's next big star, accelerating when jockey Mike Smith asked on the final turn and pulling...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has ridden the top handicap horse Game On Dude in his last six races, but on Sunday for the $1-million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, Smith has called an audible.
"It was a very hard decision," he said. "Game On Dude has been...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 12:55 PM
When hiring a football coach, most athletic directors will pick the best man available and take the schemes and formations he brings. Charged with hiring a new head coach among his first duties in 1997, Lafayette High AD Dan Barner did the reverse....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Bob Clancy's selections for four stakes races Saturday at Saratoga Race Course:
Ballston Spa (Grade 2)
Post time: 3:59 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/16 miles (inner turf); Purse: $250,000
CENTRE COURT (5-1) has been training very well since a sluggish...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:36 PM
The racehorse that this spring caught the nation's fancy but lost the Triple Crown may be running next month at the Parx Casino and Racing facility in Bucks County.
California Chrome, a Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner who lost at the Belmont Stakes,...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:35 PM
BOSTON Written off in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the U.S. consumer is back. Not quite with a vengeance, but definitely back.
It's noticeable to Marie Galvin, owner of GALVIN-ized in Boston, where handmade women's hats a discretionary...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 3:05 PM
BEREA, Ohio A tie should go to Johnny Manziel.
Brian Hoyer can win the Browns' starting quarterback job Monday night against the Washington Redskins in FedExField if he outperforms the first-round pick from Texas A&M, and I hope he does. But should the...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Del Mar's summer of discontent began with a sadly fitting omen.
On opening day, July 17, 11 horses left the starting gate for the one-mile feature, the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. It was the first day of the 75th season of thoroughbred racing at the...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Finnegans Wake, I'm Already Sexy, Divine Oath and The Pizza Man look like they're ready for prime time.
After winning Saturday's four Grade III Million Preview Day grass races at Arlington International Racecourse all are likely to go on to the main...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Like movie previews, Million Preview Day gets people hooked on the plot but doesn't give away the ending.
Historically, the first place finishers in the four Million Preview Day races that will be run Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse...