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  • The day Swaps met his match

    The day Swaps met his match
    The focus on Art Sherman, with stories that seek to flavor who he is and how he thinks as he prepares his horse for a run at the Triple Crown, zeros in on May 7, 1955. A better date might be Aug. 31 of that year. In the oft-told story, Sherman was...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds. It fits the...
  • California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses. For the Belmont Stakes?...
  • Belmont Stakes: Track size intimidated California Chrome's assistant trainer

    The sprawling confines of Belmont Park required some adjustment for Alan Sherman, California Chrome’s assistant trainer, before Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. “The horse acclimated better than I did,” Sherman said Thursday. “...
  • California Chrome's No. 2 post position in Belmont is to their liking

    California Chrome's No. 2 post position in Belmont is to their liking
    California Chrome drew the No. 2 post position Wednesday for Saturday's 146th running of the Belmont Stakes, and the connections of the Triple Crown contender saw no problem with that. "I think, going a good mile and a half, it's a good position,"...
  • Miranda Lambert's life has gone 'Platinum,' and she's grateful

     Miranda Lambert's life has gone 'Platinum,' and she's grateful
    Miranda Lambert can point to all sorts of things she has now that she didn't have a decade ago when she launched her career in country music. The singer and songwriter has racked up a string of four hit albums, six No. 1 chart hits, a Grammy Award, 18...
  • Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

    When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt. McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...
  • Gulfstream plans events for Belmont Stakes Saturday

    Gulfstream plans events for Belmont Stakes Saturday
     Gulfstream Park will play host to a Belmont Stakes Watch Party Saturday when California Chrome attempts to become the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown.             Gulfstream will hold giveaways, food and drink specials, and a chance...
  • Racing needs a California Chrome Triple Crown

    Horse racing — the sport of kings! — still mattered when I was a kid. This was the late 1960s and early '70s, and the Triple Crown events were must-see TV as fans longed for the next colt to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont....
  • Belmont Stakes, California Chrome tras la Triple Corona este sábado 7/Participantes/Historia

    Belmont Stakes, California Chrome tras la Triple Corona este sábado 7/Participantes/Historia
    NUEVA YORK — California Chrome buscará convertirse en el primer ejemplar que conquista la Triple Corona hípica en 36 años durante la 146ta edición del Belmont Stakes este sábado 7 en el Belmont Park de Nueva York. El último caballo que logró la...
  • Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers

    Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers
    "Here's my girl," trainer Carla Gaines beams as she breaks a carrot in half and places it into the mouth of Nashoba's Gold, a giant 3-year-old filly whose gentle, loving demeanor and athletic, powerful stride has helped create an almost therapeutic energy...