| Sep 25, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A 25-day autumn meeting at Santa Anita begins Friday, and there's great anticipation — and not only because the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Arcadia track.
A new dirt surface known as El Segundo sand,...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Del Mar's summer of discontent began with a sadly fitting omen.
On opening day, July 17, 11 horses left the starting gate for the one-mile feature, the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. It was the first day of the 75th season of thoroughbred racing at the...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Bob Clancy's picks of the day for Saturday at Saratoga Race Course:
No. 2 KISS ME LOLA (4-1) has done her best racing on Saratoga's turf; might get an ideal setup with all the speed in this field.
Race 10, Fourstardave Handicap
No. 2 SEEK AGAIN...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 7:11 PM
Finnegans Wake, I'm Already Sexy, Divine Oath and The Pizza Man look like they're ready for prime time.
After winning Saturday's four Grade III Million Preview Day grass races at Arlington International Racecourse all are likely to go on to the main...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
And they’re off. Racing season in Del Mar, a Southern California staple since Bing Crosby welcomed the first guest to the horse racing track in 1937, opens July 17 and continues until Sept. 3 this year.
For the first time, Del Mar has added a 15-...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:28 PM
I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:13 PM
When California Chrome arrived at Churchill Downs earlier this year, his trainer, Art Sherman, kept hearing from people around the track why his horse wouldn't win the Kentucky Derby.
The knock: Instead of training at a well-heeled thoroughbred track,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Like movie previews, Million Preview Day gets people hooked on the plot but doesn't give away the ending.
Historically, the first place finishers in the four Million Preview Day races that will be run Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse...
| Jul 1, 2014
After retiring as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Technical Publishing Co. in 1983, Jim Tafel immersed himself in thoroughbred racing, and the horses he owned and bred made sports headlines.
Queen Elizabeth II was seated in a...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:42 PM
This week, a horse will arrive from California and briefly turn a track on Street Road in Bensalem, Pa., into the epicenter of North American thoroughbred racing.
For at least a couple of minutes on Saturday, the sport will turn its eyes to Parx Racing....
| Sep 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"Billy on the Street" became "Billy on the Late Show" Thursday night when Billy Eichner brought his famous high-energy, crazy quiz games to Letterman's desk.
Famous for ambushing New Yorkers on the street with surreal quizzes, Eichner played "Celebrity...