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  • 'Chicken men' once ruled roost in annual underground ritual

    In some Orlando circles, July 4 once meant more than patriotic celebrations of our nation's birth. It also marked the end of the cockfighting season. In 1948, the season's biggest tournament even made Time magazine, although "no word of it appeared in...
  • A rested Wildcat Red to race in Gulfstream stakes

    Wildcat Red will make his first start since his troubled trip in the Kentucky Derby Saturday in the $75,000 Quality Road stakes at Gulfstream Park. The son of D'Wildcat finished 18th in the Derby, emerging from the race with cuts and bruising to his...
  • The goods: Spirited items for your Fourth of July celebration

     The goods:  Spirited items for your Fourth of July celebration
    With the year's biggest fireworks displays and backyard barbecues days away, it's time to break out the red, white and blue. Here are some essentials for a patriotic party. Sur La Table Stars and Stripes Table Runner Style your table with this...
  • Jones Cup: Santa Ana fades down the stretch

    Jones Cup: Santa Ana fades down the stretch
    Right out of the gate, Santa Ana Country Club appeared as if it would be the team to beat in the 15th annual Jones Cup Wednesday at Shady Canyon Country Club. But down the stretch Santa Ana faded and was left still searching for its first Jones Cup...
  • NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage draws 15.3 million viewers

    NBC's Kentucky Derby coverage draws 15.3 million viewers
    NBC's broadcast of Saturday's 140th running of the Kentucky Derby -- which saw the 3-year-old chestnut California Chrome capture the crown -- drew 15.3 million television viewers. The TV audience was down nearly 6% compared with last year, when an...
  • Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo

    Bedraggled Kentucky Kingdom theme park gets a multimillion-dollar redo
    In a place better known for bourbon, baseball bats and thoroughbred racing, Louisville's Kentucky Kingdom was once the state's top tourist destination. A decade later, the declining amusement park was shuttered and left for dead. Now the same man...
  • Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

    Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport
    ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack. As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo. When he enters...
  • 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...
  • Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome rests while trainer works

    Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome rests while trainer works
    California Chrome and trainer Art Sherman are going their separate ways this week. California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, will remain at Churchill Downs in Louisville until he is shipped to Baltimore next Monday in preparation...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness

    California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness
    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-...
  • Coffee Companion (5/15): Preakness posts distract from Orioles skid

    Coffee Companion (5/15): Preakness posts distract from Orioles skid
    I woke up super early to try to get out to Pimlico, decided against it because it was crummy out, then fell back asleep for a little too long. So this is more like a Brunch Buddy than a Coffee Companion. But every other weekday morning, we compile the...