| 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...
| Jan 13, 2015
Taking the stand at his fraud trial Monday, Don Tollefson offered his most detailed explanation to date for why he failed to deliver sports-related travel packages he sold in the name of charity.
The former Philadelphia sportscaster, who is...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 4:42 PM
Hold off the Kentucky Derby fever for Acceptance, a 3-year-old colt who had won all three of his races by impressive margins before Saturday's $250,000 California Cup Derby at Santa Anita.
Acceptance was sent off as the 1-2 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile...
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:33 PM
This is a nostalgic look back at the sports year. Before we get going, a note to fans of Danica Patrick, Kim Jong Un and Will Muschamp's gameplans.
Except for the stuff about Jameis Winston being a North Korean spy, this is largely satirical. So as...
| 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 2, 2015
| 11:08 AM
Happy birthday, juveniles!
On Saturday, Gulfstream Park will mark the recent birthday of this year's crop of 3-year-olds by reserving five lucrative stakes races for members of the new sophomore class. Regardless of foal date, all race horses age one...
| Nov 1, 2014
| 6:15 PM
At the start of Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, 3-year-old Bayern broke from the No. 7 hole and headed left instead of straight, slamming into favored Shared Belief but never stopped running and held on for a nose victory over Toast Of New...
| 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 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...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 5:21 PM
After "much prayer and reflection," Don Tollefson now says he's innocent.
The longtime Philadelphia TV sportscaster on Monday withdrew his guilty plea on charges he stole more than $300,000 from people through various sports-related charity schemes....