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  • The American consumer is back, with an asterisk

    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...
  • Shared Belief takes Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar

    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...
  • Jockey Mike Smith goes with Shared Belief for Pacific Classic

    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...
  • Lafayette, Hampton work from weight room up to build successful football programs

    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....
  • Clancy's Call: Four Graded Races On Travers Day At Spa

    Clancy's Call: Four Graded Races On Travers Day At Spa
    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...
  • California Chrome may race at Parx in Bucks County

    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,...
  • Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun

    Say Goodbye to Summer, 2014 With Labor Day Fun
    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....
  • For Del Mar, a troubled time of fallen horses

    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...
  • Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee

    I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...
  • Del Mar race season set to begin July 17; second meet in November

    Del Mar race season set to begin July 17; second meet in November
    And they’re off. Racing season in Del Mar, a Southern California staple since Bing Crosby welcomed the first guest to the horse racing track in 1937, opens July 17 and continues until Sept. 3 this year. For the first time, Del Mar has added a 15-...
  • 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,...