| May 2, 2014
| 6:59 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Pablo Del Monte will not run in the Kentucky Derby, his trainer said Friday morning, leaving the field for Saturday's race at 19.
As an also-eligible entrant, he could have taken the spot vacated by Hopperunity, who was scratched...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:32 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The meaning behind the names of the 19 horses running in the 140th Kentucky Derby in post position order. The No. 1 stall in the starting gate will be empty after Hoppertunity was scratched:
2. VICAR'S IN TROUBLE: Sire is Into...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When does the 2014 Belmont Stakes start?
NBC's race coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. today. More pre-race coverage is on NBCSN from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The race, where California Chrome is attempting to win the Triple Crown, is slated to begin at 6:52 p.m. on...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:07 AM
[Editor's note: Liam Durbin is owner/handicapper of e-ponies.com and creator of the One Click Pony, Pro Picks Mobile and Exacta Max apps. He shares his Triple Crown picks and betting tips with The Baltimore Sun each year.]
California Chrome hardly...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:09 PM
The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that began in 1875. With horses, bourbon and food its always about a great presenation and finish. Unlike football or basketball, the contest is over in minutes, so the parties are before, during and after the...
| May 4, 2014
| 12:01 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Art Sherman reached the barn at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day after the Kentucky Derby, he found his star pupil still slumbering.
“I didn’t want to wake him up,” he said of California Chrome, the newly garlanded...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 11:20 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold.
He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race.
| May 31, 2014
| 12:41 PM
"Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing.
And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown.
| May 1, 2014
| 8:59 AM
These are the times that try men’s souls. Do you visit with some of the top draft picks in your fantasy porn league — say, Teagan Presley, Tera Patrick or Ron Jeremy — at the Exxxotica 2014 convention in Fort Lauderdale? Or do you do...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Seersucker isn't just having a moment -- it's having an entire day.
For that the puckered fabric can thank Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), who last month filed a proclamation with the House of Representatives that read, in part:
"In celebration and...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Should horses that skip the first two races of the Triple Crown be allowed to race in the Belmont Stakes?
No, says California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn – who saw his horse’s attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years...