| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be sidelined four to six weeks after injuring her shoulder when the 4-year-old filly Socialbug was fatally injured during a workout Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., The Courier-Journal reported....
| May 12, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Ride On Curlin finished a distant seventh in the Kentucky Derby, yet he was treated like a rock star Monday on his trip from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico Race Course.
That's what happen if you happen to be one of California Chrome's wing,...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Bob Baffert, the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago.
After winning the Arkansas Derby that year, Bodemeister finished second in both the Kentucky Derby...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The call to post for the Preakness Stakes will be as follows:
No. 1. Dynamic Impact (12-1 morning line odds) — Has won two of his three races this year and will be ridden by first-time Preakness jockey Miguel Mena.
No. 2. General A Rod (15-1)...
| May 15, 2014
| 12:49 PM
In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park.
His favorite part of the dream...
| May 17, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown — a candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary — says he attended the Preakness Day as an "official state function" rather than a campaign event. He may be duty-bound to attend Maryland’s signature horse-...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:46 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Though he's rarely mentioned with thoroughbred racing's most glamorous trainers, softspoken Mike Maker could have as big a say as anyone in determining the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
Maker, whose stable is based at...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. -- His mother cost a mere $8,000 and his father performed for a modest stud fee of $2,000.
That $10,000 investment — minuscule by elite racing standards — produced California Chrome, who had won $1.135 million even before...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Derby favorite California Chrome drew a favorable No. 5 starting spot Wednesday for Saturday's 140th Run for the Roses.
The fear for most Derby connections is the No. 1 post at the rail. That's because the 20-horse field...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:22 PM
The Kentucky Derby is the main event, but it's possible the week's dominant star turn could come in Friday's Kentucky Oaks.
Untapable is an overwhelming 4-5 favorite in the $600,000 stakes for fillies, and the question around Churchill Downs hasn't been...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:29 PM
California Chrome, el gran favorito para ganar el Derby de Kentucky (5-2), partirá de la quinta puerta de salida en la 140 edición de la famosa 'Carrera de las Rosas' que se correrá mañana sábado en Churchill Downs.
California Chrome será montado por...