| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A 25-day autumn meeting at Santa Anita begins Friday, and there's great anticipation — and not only because the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Arcadia track.
A new dirt surface known as El Segundo sand,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Trainer Bob Baffert scratched one of his best hopes for a Breeders' Cup title Tuesday, when American Pharoah was found to have a deep bruise in his left front hoof.
American Pharoah was the 2-1 morning line favorite in the $2-million Juvenile, a race...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 9:26 PM
The morning line favorites in the two main races, Friday's $2-million Distaff and Saturday's $5-million Classic, appeared to draw favorable post positions Monday at Santa Anita, site of the third consecutive Breeders' Cup.
Trainer Steve Asmussen's...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Gary Stevens isn't a jockey. He's a miracle man. If somebody names a horse Lourdes, Stevens has to be the rider. Stevens is going to ride in this weekend's Breeders' Cup. Yes, you read that right. This is the man who came back in 2013 after 7 1/2 years...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 5:25 PM
For the third straight year, Santa Anita will be home base for horse racing's annual cash call, also known as the Breeders' Cup.
This year's event, Friday and Saturday, will distribute $24.5 million over 13 races, four on Friday and nine on Saturday. It...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:27 AM
A record 201 horses, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships set for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita.
There are 13 Breeders' Cup races worth $26 million scheduled over two days at the Arcadia...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:48 AM
The sixth annual "Horseshoe Hoedown" benefiting Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida will take place Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek.
The nonprofit provides a variety of therapeutic programs for children and...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:03 PM
St. Charles' first-ever regatta Saturday in Pottawatomie Park along the Fox River had been planned meticulously by organizers for months.
Spectators dressed in Kentucky Derby-style garb would cruise down the river in a large paddle boat, enjoying drinks...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"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...
| 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....
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:55 PM
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...