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Rose Brier wins $60,000 Bert Allen Stakes at Laurel Park

Rose Brier wins $60,000 Bert Allen Stakes at Laurel Park

Rose Brier became a stakes winner for the first time when he captured the $60,000 Bert Allen Stakes, the sixth in a series of Virginia-bred races contested at Laurel Park on Saturday because of the shuttering of Colonial Downs this summer.

Horse named after Nick Markakis wins at Laurel Park

Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis was hitless in the Orioles' 10-6 win Wednesday in Boston, but he's got something else to hang his hat on.


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Sports Digest: Baltimore's Larry Collmus named NYRA's next race caller

Baltimore native Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup for NBC Sports, was named the New York Racing Association's next race caller. He will be succeeding Tom Durkin. Collmus will continue to call races at Churchill Downs for its...

Sports Digest: 10 stakes races added to Laurel Park fall schedule

The Maryland Jockey Club on Tuesday announced the addition of 10 more stakes to the Laurel Park fall schedule. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association has inserted five Maryland-bred and/or Maryland-sired races into the mix: the All Brandy Stakes (Sept. 6), Jameela Stakes (Sept.27), Jennings...

Del Mar suspends turf racing after another horse injury

Del Mar track officials announced Thursday turf racing has been suspended for this weekend after another horse was injured while racing on the new turf course. It is the second time in the 11-day meeting the track has suspended turf racing.

Queen Elizabeth's horse tests positive for morphine

LONDON -- Queen Elizabeth's racehorse Estimate, the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup winner, has tested positive for the banned substance morphine, Buckingham Palace said on Tuesday.

After 40 years, Terry West keeps riding

Although Terry West will be competing in Sunday's Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico Race Course for just the third time, she won't need to adjust much.

Sagamore Farm building burns in fire

A fire badly damaged a recently-renovated building at Sagamore Farm in northern Baltimore County Monday night into Tuesday, the farm's management and Baltimore County fire officials said.

Injured jockey Rosie Napravnik reportedly out four to six weeks

Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be sidelined four to six weeks after injuring her shoulder when the 4-year-old filly Socialbug was fatally injured during a workout Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., The Courier-Journal reported.

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for critical comments

After a weekend of calling fellow horse owners "cowards" and "cheaters" for running fresh entrants in the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome co-owner...

Steve Coburn, California Chrome's co-owner, stands by comments about Triple Crown

ELMONT, N.Y. — As California Chrome began his recovery from a foot injury that might have contributed to his flat performance in the Belmont Stakes, his co-owner, Steve Coburn, stood by harsh comments about owners and trainers who run fresh horses in the third leg of the Triple Crown.

Peter Schmuck: On morning after race, Steve Coburn digs the hole a little deeper

Maybe we shouldn't be surprised that California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn would choose to double down on the incendiary comments he made after his horse failed to win Saturday.

At Pimlico Race Course, big bets and disappointment for California Chrome bettors

The owners of California Chrome might have had to face the world after the colt fell short of a Triple Crown victory Saturday, but Tim McCoig faced an even tougher crowd after the loss: his wife.

Peter Schmuck: California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn shows no grace in losing

ELMONT, N.Y. — California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn spent the past five weeks captivating America with his folksy charm and a shoot-from-the-hip style that seemed refreshing until he shot himself in the foot on Saturday.

As California Chrome falls short in Belmont Stakes, new chorus of Triple Crown critics rises

ELMONT, N.Y. — Let the debate go on. California Chrome just didn't have enough left on a beautiful Saturday afternoon here on Long Island, finishing in a dead heat for fourth place in the Belmont Stakes and disappointing a nation full of horse racing enthusiasts and...

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.

Bill Dwyre: Once again, a Triple Crown dream vanishes at the Belmont

The horse racing story that never seems to happen didn't again here Saturday. Instead of a Triple Crown, the sport got another Groundhog Day.

Triple Crown would be historic, but that doesn't mean it will change the sport

Some of California Chrome's biggest fans say that even if he wins the Triple Crown on Saturday, the glow will be short-lived and unlikely to cure what ails the onetime "sport of kings."

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.

The Schmuck Stops Here: 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.

Notebook: Ben's Cat falls shy of $2M milestone in earnings

Ben's Cat fell short in his quest to become the seventh Maryland-bred with at least $2 million in career earnings, finishing fourth in the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park.

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.

Peter Schmuck: More complicated than win-lose for California Chrome

The case can be made that there is a lot more riding on California Chrome than a 100-pound jockey and a chance to be mentioned in the same conversation with the greatest thoroughbreds of all time.

Belmont Stakes analysis and betting tips

The California Chrome doubters who were talking about his slow Kentucky Derby time had to find something else to nitpick when California Chrome posted the fastest Preakness time since Curlin in 2007.

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.

Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold.

Near misses highlight the difficulty of a horse racing Triple Crown

Stewart Elliott chuckled when he was asked the question.