| Jan 2, 2014
| 7:56 AM
Trainer Mike Maker has already seen the end of the road.
It ends with reaching The Kentucky Derby on May 2. Getting to Churchill Downs started Wednesday when Maker’s horse, General a Rod, finished first in the running of the $100,000 Gulfstream...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:05 PM
The last CashCall Futurity to be run at a soon-to-be-closing Betfair Hollywood Park will feature a 13-horse field of 2-year-olds, each trying to establish himself as a Kentucky Derby contenders.
The winner Saturday will receive 10 points toward that...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
BEIJING — Ms. Wheat Golden Farmer. Was that really the new me?
When I was offered the chance to move to Beijing, I was excited about picking a Chinese name. After all, how often does one get to select a new identity?
In China, the names of...
| Jan 12, 2014
Mike Tice, hired as the offensive line coach for the Atlanta Falcons earlier this week, could have an exciting few months ahead with some distractions off the field.
Tice is co-owner of the 3-year-old colt Midnight Hawk, who is two for two after...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:30 AM
The Directors Guild of America has selected Lee Blaine as the recipient of its Frank Capra award and Vince DeDario for the Franklin J. Schaffner award.
The duo will be honored at the 66th Annual DGA Awards on Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The purse for the 2014 Preakness has increased from $1 million to $1.5 million, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. It’s the first increase of the Triple Crown race’s purse since 1998.
The second jewel of the Triple Crown will be run...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Westminster is the most well-known dog show in America, standing behind only the Kentucky Derby as the nation's most long-standing sporting event. This year, the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 11-12, at...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:04 PM
Horse racing has problems, which is like saying rain makes the grass wet. It is a sport in which the toothache never goes away.
Conversely, it has its moments, its shots of adrenaline.
On a glorious November day at Santa Anita, a huge horse trained by...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:07 PM
A Thanksgiving Day feast means something totally different to former Green Bay Packer Paul Hornung.
"The Lions used to just eat us alive," he says.
Hornung, a Hall of Famer, is 77. The golden era of the Golden Boy was the '50s and '60s. In those days,...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:22 PM
I was over at Bethlehem Catholic the other day and caught a glimpse of the school's girls basketball team before the boys took over the shiny gym floor. The Becahi girls got the Lehigh Valley to Hershey last March with an appearance in the 3A state...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
It is an overcast morning Friday, and a tiny woman sits on a bale of hay outside a distant barn at Santa Anita. In the stall behind her is a giant race horse.
Her name is Kathy Ritvo, his is Mucho Macho Man.
She weighs barely 100 pounds. He stands...