| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:03 PM
The Keeper of the Cup would not budge.
Despite the begging, he would not waver.
Despite the pleading, he stood steadfast.
Despite blatant bribery, he would not allow me to complete a bucket-list item for sports fans around the globe.
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:02 PM
It was the fourth quarter. Navy was beating Army, 21-7, on a grim early December day in Philadelphia.
"You're going to do what?" announcer Lindsey Nelson asked between commercials of the college football game.
What CBS director Tony Verna wanted to do...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 7:39 PM
HALLANDALE — California Chrome, who came up short in his bid to sweep the Triple Crown, swept the two big prizes for which he was eligible at the annual Eclipse Award ceremonies Saturday night at Gulfstream.
The winner of the Kentucky Derby,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 2:09 PM
Elegant gowns and black ties will be the primary fashion choice Saturday night as Gulfstream Park hosts the 44th annual Eclipse Awards at its Sport of Kings Theater. The dinner and ceremony, considered the Academy Awards for thoroughbred racing, is...
| Feb 2, 2015
| 5:07 PM
All too many people spend their New Year's Day with a headache and a hangover. Alex Solis spent his collecting a horse racing milestone.
Not many people outside of racing aficionados paid much attention to Solis' return to the elite Southern...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 11:53 AM
The Sunshine Millions is still trying to find its identity in its 13th renewal Saturday.
It was originated in 2003 as a showdown of Florida-breds vs. California-breds. A point system was devised to establish supremacy. The Californians cried uncle...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:21 PM
Since he was 15 years old, trainer Ron Ellis said he has always known where he'd be spending the day after Christmas — opening day at Santa Anita.
"It's been an X on the calendar," the 54-year-old said.
In 1980, before a crowd of 66,599, Ellis...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Ah, the new year — better known as the time when all those cliche stories appear in print and online. You know: New Year's resolutions, making sure the 2015 you isn't as depressing as the 2014 you ... the AWESOME things you MUST experience in the...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, along with Bayern and Main Sequence, are finalists for Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards.
California Chrome, Bayern and Shared Belief are finalists for 3-year-old champion male honors.
| Nov 29, 2014
| 7:59 PM
California Chrome made it a rare November to remember in horse racing Saturday. It takes a real star to do that.
Running on a surface on which he had never raced before, at a made-for-summer seaside track that never before ran a race this late in the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:16 AM
The University of Kentucky basketball team is so loaded with talent that its coach, John Calipari, says he doesn't have substitutes — he has reinforcements.
Trainer Todd Pletcher's barn is racing's version of that.
Pletcher was considering...