| Nov 2, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Turf races are known for late charges and Saturday's $3-million Breeders' Cup race didn't disappoint. Magician came from seventh at the start of the stretch to win the 1 1/2-mile race by half a length.
The race starts midway on a hill beyond the far...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Horses and jockeys were on the move Sunday returning to their home bases after the two-day Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita, but Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez remained at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after having his spleen removed...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The 3-year-old colt who inspired a summer fervor for Maryland horse racing by winning five straight races, including the 2013 Kentucky Derby, is entering retirement.
Orb, owned by Baltimore native Stuart S. Janney III and home-bred at Phipps Stable,...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mayor Craig Moe didn't look like he was betting with both fists Saturday at Laurel Park, but he didn't exactly come off as a wide-eyed neophyte either as the city of Laurel teamed with the track for a feel-good cross-promotional event.
Inside a former...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Three seasons into 2 Broke Girls, it still happens. People are shocked when they find out Jonathan Kite is a regular American guy from Skokie, Ill., and not Oleg, the lecherous short-order cook who perpetually harasses— er, flirts with Max (Kat...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Eating for charity is a popular sport among Glendalians. Last Wednesday, some 70 hungry supporters gathered at Dish in La Cañada to do just that. Benefiting from a percentage of the evening's proceeds was GAR Services, a work-activity program for adults...
| May 7, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Michael Phelps is the second-most influential athlete in the United States, according to data from surveys conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research and published by Forbes.com.
Phelps ranks behind only Tim Tebow, a quarterback without a team, and...
| May 14, 2013
| 4:43 PM
It's (mostly) official: Govenor Charlie will run in the Preakness.
Trainer Bob Baffert told Pimlico officials Tuesday morning that he planned to run the colt, listed as “possible” since skipping the Kentucky Derby.
But later in...
| May 18, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Among the concerns for jockeys at the Preakness today is the weather.
Shortly before rain began to fall minutes ago, jockeys were watching the skies. Some know all too well that their horses don’t respond to sloppy tracks, and they were holding...
| May 17, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Shug McGaughey, the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Orb, attributes his calm demeanor since that race to maturity.
Had he made it to the Preakness with a Triple Crown chance at a younger age, the 64-year-old insists, the scene would have been...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Last January, when Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launched his comeback after seven years in retirement, his daughter, Madison, wasn't happy. She was in the winner's circle at Santa Anita, crying, "I want my daddy."
Eight months later, the 4-year-...