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  • Last-minute tips for betting the Belmont Stakes

    Last-minute tips for betting the Belmont Stakes
    The excitement surrounding California Chrome's attempt to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 36 years has created a fairly predictable dichotomy for the betting public. Do you bet with your head or your heart? The experts are...
  • Welker's horse wins Belmont undercard

    Welker's horse wins Belmont undercard
    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker's horse Undrafted won the Jaipur Invitational on Saturday. The race was an undercard leading up to the Belmont Stakes in New York. The gelding, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Wesley Ward, won the race by 1...
  • Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

    Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport
    ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack. As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo. When he enters...
  • More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome in Belmont

    More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome in Belmont
    The case can be made that there is a lot more riding on California Chrome than a 100-pound jockey and a chance to be mentioned in the same conversation with the greatest thoroughbreds of all time. The case can be made that when Chrome bursts out of...
  • Same time next year...and probably the same outcome

    Same time next year...and probably the same outcome
    There is a flip side to California Chrome's disappointing finish in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. It means that we've got a chance to do this all again next year...and the next...and probably the one after that. It'll be great when the next horse wins...
  • California Chrome Owner Shows Lack Of Horse Sense

    California Chrome Owner Shows Lack Of Horse Sense
    ELMONT, N.Y. — If only Steve Coburn had spoken as many words as his horse did after the 146th Belmont Stakes, he'd have a whole bunch more respect today. If California Chrome's co-owner had stated his argument calmly and precisely in the days...
  • Trainer Kenny McPeek Blames Lasix For Triple Crown Drought

     Trainer Kenny McPeek Blames Lasix For Triple Crown Drought
    ELMONT, N.Y. — On a weekend when the sports world will surrender 150 precious seconds of its attention span to find out if California Chrome can do what 12 Thoroughbreds dating to Spectacular Bid in 1979 could not, Kenny McPeek answered a question...
  • Connecticut Sends Legal Warning To Online Gambling Outlets

    Amid a raring countdown to the Belmont Stakes Saturday, when California Chrome could be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Connecticut's only entity licensed to accept online wagers is drawing attention to legal warnings the attorney general sent...
  • California Chrome ready for Saturday's try at Triple Crown

    California Chrome completed an uneventful workout Friday morning at Belmont Park in advance of Saturday’s run for the Triple Crown. “If California Chrome is doing good, then I’m doing good,” assistant trainer Alan Sherman told a...
  • Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

    Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise. "Anytime you have a horse good enough to run in one of these races, it's a pleasant surprise," said Evans, who owns a 500-...
  • The day Swaps met his match

    The day Swaps met his match
    The focus on Art Sherman, with stories that seek to flavor who he is and how he thinks as he prepares his horse for a run at the Triple Crown, zeros in on May 7, 1955. A better date might be Aug. 31 of that year. In the oft-told story, Sherman was...