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  • Ten years after winning Preakness with Smarty Jones, John Servis takes aim at Black-Eyed Susan

    Ten years after winning Preakness with Smarty Jones, John Servis takes aim at Black-Eyed Susan
    Mounted next to Stall 40 in the Preakness Stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course is a three-foot plaque emblazoned by black-eyed susan flowers. Each year, Stall 40 houses the Kentucky Derby winning thoroughbred, and the adjacent wooden sign commemorates the...
  • Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness

    Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness
    For the longest time, Graham Motion couldn't figure out what he had in Ring Weekend. The horse was talented, for sure. A son of Tapit, the nation's leading sire, he quickly adapted to his workouts as a 2-year-old. But he could be difficult to handle. He...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment
    After winning the 139thPreakness on Saturday, California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn went out of his way to praise the hospitality he received while in Baltimore this week. But he also made some pointed remarks about the way his group was treated two...
  • Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

    Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
    Todd Pletcher arrived at his Pimlico paddock this morning to find his filly, Stopchargingmaria, full of energy. Coming off disappointing performances in her two races this year, Pletcher didn't know what his amped-up horse would deliver. It went about...
  • General a Rod wins the Gulfstream Park Derby

    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...
  • Wheat Golden Farmer? A lesson in a new Chinese name

    Wheat Golden Farmer? A lesson in a new Chinese name
    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...
  • California Chrome is regally bound for Kentucky Derby

    The morning awaited royalty. It was 8 a.m., and the Saturday sun had just begun to dry the puddles from Friday's rain and add some sparkle to the infield lakes at Los Alamitos Race Course. Along the grandstand fence, they gathered, perhaps as many...
  • 'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

     'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite
    When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to...
  • Derby Day events at Palm Beach Kennel Club

    Derby Day events at Palm Beach Kennel Club
     Palm Beach Kennel Club will open its gates early at 9:30 a.m.  Post time for Churchill Downs' first race will be 10:30 a.m. while the post time for the first of 15 all Superfecta Palm Beach Kennel races is 1 p.m.    Advance wagering on the Kentucky...
  • Coffee Companion (4/30): Sterling banned, Machado back, and more

    Coffee Companion (4/30): Sterling banned, Machado back, and more
    Major sports networks spent yesterday scrolling tweets praising NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday, so how were you supposed to know what else happened in the sports world? That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every...
  • California Chrome has 'good morning' as Kentucky Derby draw nears

    California Chrome has 'good morning' as Kentucky Derby draw nears
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — On his second morning at Churchill Downs, likely Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome jogged an easy two miles as his team awaited the late afternoon draw that will determine his starting position in the 20-horse field....