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  • Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

    Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise. "Anytime you have a horse good enough to run in one of these races, it's a pleasant surprise," said Evans, who owns a 500-...
  • Australia: A winner's cup for camel racing? Yes, in Alice Springs

    Australia: A winner's cup for camel racing? Yes, in Alice Springs
    If World Cup soccer isn't your thing, maybe Australia's quirky Camel Cup is. Every July the outback town of Alice Springs in the country's Northern Territory devotes a day to racing these "ships of the desert." What's now known as the Lasseters Camel...
  • Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport

    Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it would change the sport
    ELMONT, N.Y. — For months now, California Chrome has carried the outlandish dreams of his little-guy owners and his unsung trainer every time he's roared around another racetrack. As his victories have mounted, so has his cargo. When he enters...
  • California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite

    California Chrome's underdog background has made him a favorite
    ELMONT, N.Y. — There's an old saying in horse racing that all men are equal on the turf and under it. Put another way, this sport confounds sheiks and scions of American dynasties who drop millions of dollars in futile efforts to breed a...
  • Connecticut Sends Legal Warning To Online Gambling Outlets

    Amid a raring countdown to the Belmont Stakes Saturday, when California Chrome could be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Connecticut's only entity licensed to accept online wagers is drawing attention to legal warnings the attorney general sent...
  • California Chrome has more than a Triple Crown at stake

    Racing's Triple Crown flame has been rekindled. An unlikely horse named California Chrome, bred in California, owned by two men in their first-ever racing partnership, and trained by a 77-year-old former jockey who works out of a quarter horse track...
  • California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown

    California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown
    From the moment California Chrome left the starting gate at Belmont Park on Saturday, Victor Espinoza felt something amiss. "He was not the same," the veteran jockey said. In the last five weeks, the chestnut colt with a white blaze on his nose made...
  • Last-minute tips for betting the Belmont Stakes

    Last-minute tips for betting the Belmont Stakes
    The excitement surrounding California Chrome's attempt to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 36 years has created a fairly predictable dichotomy for the betting public. Do you bet with your head or your heart? The experts are...
  • Norumbega charges home for Stuart Janney III

    Norumbega charges home for Stuart Janney III
    Baltimore county resident Stuart Janney III, co-owner of 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, did not enter a horse in the Belmont Stakes, but he came away a winner in a big undercard race Saturday at Belmont Park. Norumbega, owned by Janney and trained by...
  • Welker's horse wins Belmont undercard

    Welker's horse wins Belmont undercard
    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker's horse Undrafted won the Jaipur Invitational on Saturday. The race was an undercard leading up to the Belmont Stakes in New York. The gelding, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Wesley Ward, won the race by 1...
  • California Chrome denied win at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown

    California Chrome denied win at Belmont Stakes, losing historic bid for Triple Crown
    ELMONT, N.Y. — In the end, California Chrome could not outrun recent history. All week, veteran horsemen had pointed to the 11/2-mile oval at Belmont Park, the longest in American thoroughbred racing, and predicted it would be the grueling expanse...