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  • Miranda Lambert's life has gone 'Platinum,' and she's grateful

     Miranda Lambert's life has gone 'Platinum,' and she's grateful
    Miranda Lambert can point to all sorts of things she has now that she didn't have a decade ago when she launched her career in country music. The singer and songwriter has racked up a string of four hit albums, six No. 1 chart hits, a Grammy Award, 18...
  • Chrome co-owner continues rant vs. rules

    Chrome co-owner continues rant vs. rules
    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn was still bitter Sunday about Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist and the Triple Crown rules. After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, California Chrome settled for a fourth-place tie with Wicked Strong in the...
  • On the morning after at Belmont, Steve Coburn digs the hole a little deeper

    On the morning after at Belmont, Steve Coburn digs the hole a little deeper
    ELMONT, N.Y. -- Apparently, they don't call themselves "Dumbass Partners" for nothing. Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn, who hails from Nevada, would choose to double down on the incendiary comments he made...
  • Jockey Victor Espinoza about California Chrome: 'He was not the same'

    From the start of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, California Chrome jockey Victor Espinoza felt something was off with his mount. “I noticed as soon as he came out of the gate that he was not the same,” Espinoza said. California Chrome...
  • Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

    Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question. Why is winning the Triple Crown so difficult? Elliott, Smarty Jones' jockey in 2004, rattled off a laundry list of reasons why no horse has captured the sport's most prestigious honor since...
  • California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

    California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite
    ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it. Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...
  • California Chrome has more than a Triple Crown at stake

    Racing's Triple Crown flame has been rekindled. An unlikely horse named California Chrome, bred in California, owned by two men in their first-ever racing partnership, and trained by a 77-year-old former jockey who works out of a quarter horse track...
  • Australia: A winner's cup for camel racing? Yes, in Alice Springs

    Australia: A winner's cup for camel racing? Yes, in Alice Springs
    If World Cup soccer isn't your thing, maybe Australia's quirky Camel Cup is. Every July the outback town of Alice Springs in the country's Northern Territory devotes a day to racing these "ships of the desert." What's now known as the Lasseters Camel...
  • Belmont Stakes, Stanley Cup Final Score Ratings Milestones for NBC Sports on Saturday

    Boosted in part by strong synergistic interest in New York, NBC Sports generated impressive viewership numbers on Saturday for its back-to-back coverage of horse racing's Belmont Stakes and hockey's Stanley Cup Final. The Belmont, held annually in New...
  • Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too

    Wicked Strong carries Boston hope -- and a New York storyline, too
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Boston-to-his-core horse owner did a slight double take when he saw a New York Giants cap in the same frame as his Kentucky Derby contender. That's what you get when you put a Long Island guy at the center of a heart-...
  • California Chrome wins Kentucky Derby

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—All winter and spring, California Chrome kept getting better, even as his top 3-year-old rivals succumbed to injuries or delivered stagnant performances. The Kentucky Derby is known for confounding expectations with its packed...