| May 10, 2014
| 11:43 AM
California Chrome did what he was supposed to do at the Kentucky Derby, running the exact race his trainer and jockey envisioned as other contenders found trouble around him.
As a result, the only horse with a flawless resume entering the first leg of...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:34 PM
California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him.
Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome...
| May 13, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Before California Chrome could even reach his nose across the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, the chestnut colt’s exercise rider, Willie Delgado, received a text from his biggest fan back home.
“Daddy, I can’t believe you just won...
| May 10, 2014
| 9:57 AM
It's hard to overstate how bleak an outlook Maryland thoroughbred racing faced as recently as four years ago.
Magna Entertainment Corp., which owned Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park, had declared bankruptcy and squandered a chance to bring...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Bob Baffert, the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago.
After winning the Arkansas Derby that year, Bodemeister finished second in both the Kentucky Derby...
| 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...
| May 4, 2014
| 1:09 PM
For the first time, Santa Anita Park held live racing on the day the Kentucky Derby was run, and the Arcadia track couldn't be happier with the results.
The demise of Hollywood Park allowed Santa Anita to hold an 11-race card on Saturday, and attendance...