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  • Five Questions with new Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra

    Five Questions with new Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra
    If you ask Parx Racing officials about Sal Sinatra, they talk proudly about how he managed to attract Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome to the Philadelphia-area track last September, generating overflow crowds and a record-shattering...
  • Constitution wins Donn Handicap

    Constitution wins Donn Handicap
    HALLANDALE BEACH — Even by his own lofty standards, Todd Pletcher had a pretty good day Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The leading trainer for the past 11 Champions meets, Pletcher pupils captured three of the four graded stakes on the card with the...
  • On a great (if cloudy) day for racing, Shared Belief, Dortmund shine

    If horse racing is to creep back into the national psyche of sports fans, it will need days like Saturday at Santa Anita. The 21,522 who showed up didn't just get the Shared Belief-California Chrome heavyweight title fight. They got a look at a horse...
  • Shared Belief tops California Chrome in San Antonio Invitational showdown

    ARCADIA, Calif. This time, Shared Belief got a clean look at California Chrome, and jumped on it. After their head-to-head matchup in last November's Breeders' Cup Classic fizzled, two of horse racing's top 4-year-olds got their rematch Saturday at Santa...
  • Old-pal horsemen Art Sherman, Jerry Hollendorfer are newfound rivals

    Old-pal horsemen Art Sherman, Jerry Hollendorfer are newfound rivals
    Many years ago, long enough that neither men can remember exactly when, a young horse trainer and a rider lived in the same apartment building in San Mateo. The two worked out of nearby Bay Meadows Racetrack and sparked a casual friendship. Both had...
  • California Chrome hasn't lost his luster

    In the eyes of fans and racing experts, California Chrome proved he's the top thoroughbred in North America. As an encore to his 2014 Horse of the Year campaign, the Cinderella colt is ready to take on the world. California Chrome makes his 4-year-old...
  • Stakes high as Lea eyes repeat in Donn Handicap

    When Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott saddles Lea late Saturday in the $500,000 Grade I Donn Handicap, he won't have to think very hard nor look very far to envision the history he seeks to match. Adjacent to the walking ring at Gulfstream Park is a...
  • Tony Verna, TV director who introduced instant replay, dies at 81

     Tony Verna, TV director who introduced instant replay, dies at 81
    It was the fourth quarter. Navy was beating Army, 21-7, on a grim early December day in Philadelphia. "You're going to do what?" announcer Lindsey Nelson asked between commercials of the college football game. What CBS director Tony Verna wanted to do...
  • No horsing around: Eclipse picks not easy this year

    Elegant gowns and black ties will be the primary fashion choice Saturday night as Gulfstream Park hosts the 44th annual Eclipse Awards at its Sport of Kings Theater. The dinner and ceremony, considered the Academy Awards for thoroughbred racing, is...
  • Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication

    Ancient DNA reveals history of horse domestication
    Speed, smarts, and the heart of a champion: using genomic analysis, scientists have identified DNA changes that helped turn ancient horses such as those in prehistoric cave art into today's Secretariats and Black Beautys, researchers reported Monday....
  • Sportscaster Don Tollefson withdraws guilty plea after 'much prayer'

    After "much prayer and reflection," Don Tollefson now says he's innocent. The longtime Philadelphia TV sportscaster on Monday withdrew his guilty plea on charges he stole more than $300,000 from people through various sports-related charity schemes....