| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Saturday was a tough and tumble day of horse racing at Santa Anita. The two big favorites won and three additional horses got their free tickets punched to the Breeders' Cup.
And somewhere up there, smiling broadly, was Teddy Roosevelt. He would have...
| May 3, 2014
| 3:53 PM
Horse racing, the most unpredictable of sports, had the most predictable of endings when California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.
It’s unusual for the favorite to win horse racing’s...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:52 PM
California Chrome continued his charmed existence on the road to the Triple Crown of horse racing Wednesday by drawing a favorable No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes.
The race, 1 3/16 miles run at venerable Pimlico track for a $1.5-...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:38 PM
With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday....
| 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-...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 12:08 AM
Robert Abbo Racing Stable's Immortal Eyes left the gate in a flash, opened up quickly on his rivals and won the $350,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash handily over the sloppy track Saturday at Laurel Park.
The Fall Festival of Racing program also...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Childs Walker took a look at the mysterious process used to pick the location of the Major League All-Star Game for Tuesday's paper.
It's clear why the Orioles -- and those working in tourism and sports marketing in the city -- covet the chance to...