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  • The goods: Spirited items for your Fourth of July celebration

     The goods:  Spirited items for your Fourth of July celebration
    With the year's biggest fireworks displays and backyard barbecues days away, it's time to break out the red, white and blue. Here are some essentials for a patriotic party. Sur La Table Stars and Stripes Table Runner Style your table with this...
  • Jones Cup: Santa Ana fades down the stretch

    Jones Cup: Santa Ana fades down the stretch
    Right out of the gate, Santa Ana Country Club appeared as if it would be the team to beat in the 15th annual Jones Cup Wednesday at Shady Canyon Country Club. But down the stretch Santa Ana faded and was left still searching for its first Jones Cup...
  • Mr. Baker romps in Housebuster Stakes

    HALLANDALE BEACH — With its dates battle with Calder Casino & Race Course settled, Gulfstream Park put its focus squarely on live racing Saturday, hosting a card that featured five sprint races, each with a purse of $75,000. Billed as the Summer...
  • Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds

    Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds
    When California Chrome arrived at Churchill Downs earlier this year, his trainer, Art Sherman, kept hearing from people around the track why his horse wouldn't win the Kentucky Derby. The knock: Instead of training at a well-heeled thoroughbred track,...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness

    California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness
    California Chrome continued his charmed existence on the road to the Triple Crown of horse racing Wednesday by drawing a favorable No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The race, 1 3/16 miles run at venerable Pimlico track for a $1.5-...
  • California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

    California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite
    ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it. Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...
  • Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis

    Belmont Stakes betting odds and analysis
    The California Chrome doubters who were talking about his slow Kentucky Derby time had to find something else to nitpick when California Chrome posted the fastest Preakness time since Curlin in 2007. And some who still remain doubters today have suggested...
  • California Chrome co-owner rips Triple Crown rules

    California Chrome co-owner rips Triple Crown rules
    California Chrome failed in his bid to join racing royalty on Saturday, and his disappointed co-owner said winning horse Tonalist's owner had taken "the coward's way" by not running the first two Triple Crown races. The chestnut colt, winner of the...
  • Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

    Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport
    ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack. As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo. When he enters...
  • Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

    Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question. Why is winning the Triple Crown so difficult? Elliott, Smarty Jones' jockey in 2004, rattled off a laundry list of reasons why no horse has captured the sport's most prestigious honor since...
  • Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo

    Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo
    In a place better known for bourbon, baseball bats and thoroughbred racing, Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom was once the state's top tourist destination. A decade later, the declining amusement park was shuttered and left for dead. Now the same man...