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  • Hyde: It's a tough ride for a surviving brother

    The sadness comes to Luis Saez mostly at night. When he mounts his horses in the day, he feels inspired wearing his brother's necklace. When he sits in the starting gate, he feels his brother in the saddle with him. But at night, in his sleep, when...
  • Sunshine 'Millions' back with more open format

    The Sunshine Millions is still trying to find its identity in its 13th renewal Saturday. It was originated in 2003 as a showdown of Florida-breds vs. California-breds. A point system was devised to establish supremacy. The Californians cried uncle...
  • Five Questions with new Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra

    Five Questions with new Maryland Jockey Club general manager Sal Sinatra
    If you ask Parx Racing officials about Sal Sinatra, they talk proudly about how he managed to attract Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome to the Philadelphia-area track last September, generating overflow crowds and a record-shattering...
  • Constitution wins Donn Handicap

    Constitution wins Donn Handicap
    HALLANDALE BEACH — Even by his own lofty standards, Todd Pletcher had a pretty good day Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The leading trainer for the past 11 Champions meets, Pletcher pupils captured three of the four graded stakes on the card with the...
  • On a great (if cloudy) day for racing, Shared Belief, Dortmund shine

    On a great (if cloudy) day for racing, Shared Belief, Dortmund shine
    If horse racing is to creep back into the national psyche of sports fans, it will need days like Saturday at Santa Anita. The 21,522 who showed up didn't just get the Shared Belief-California Chrome heavyweight title fight. They got a look at a horse...
  • Old-pal horsemen Art Sherman, Jerry Hollendorfer are newfound rivals

    Old-pal horsemen Art Sherman, Jerry Hollendorfer are newfound rivals
    Many years ago, long enough that neither men can remember exactly when, a young horse trainer and a rider lived in the same apartment building in San Mateo. The two worked out of nearby Bay Meadows Racetrack and sparked a casual friendship. Both had...
  • Stakes high as Lea eyes repeat in Donn Handicap

    When Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott saddles Lea late Saturday in the $500,000 Grade I Donn Handicap, he won't have to think very hard nor look very far to envision the history he seeks to match. Adjacent to the walking ring at Gulfstream Park is a...
  • Pletcher, Castellano, Ramseys repeat as top earners

    For the second straight year, trainer Todd Pletcher, jockey Javier Castellano and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey wrapped up 2014 as North America's top money earners. Leading all North American thoroughbreds in 2014 was Breeders' Cup Classic winner Bayern,...
  • Don Tollefson opens fraud defense

    Taking the stand at his fraud trial Monday, Don Tollefson offered his most detailed explanation to date for why he failed to deliver sports-related travel packages he sold in the name of charity. The former Philadelphia sportscaster, who is...
  • Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes

    Upstart dominates Gulfstream's Holy Bull Stakes
    HALLANDALE — Upstart might not be the leading Kentucky Derby candidate in the East but after Saturday's Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream, some other 3-year-old will have to do something extraordinary to knock him off that perch. Prominent from the...
  • Baltimore predictions that will totally (OK, maybe) happen in 2015

    Ah, the new year — better known as the time when all those cliche stories appear in print and online. You know: New Year's resolutions, making sure the 2015 you isn't as depressing as the 2014 you ... the AWESOME things you MUST experience in the...