| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:48 PM
— Rep. Andy Harris, whose district is home to last year's Kentucky Derby winner, has tucked a ban on cramped horse trailers into a massive transportation bill pending in Congress, pitting him against lawmakers in his own party, farming interests and...
| May 15, 2011
| 9:21 AM
Secretariat. Man O' War. Citation. Maybe, if he manages to win a couple more races in the next few weeks, Animal Kingdom.
These are the names of some of the greatest thoroughbreds ever, horses that ran to glory on tracks like Pimlico, Churchill Downs and...
| May 19, 2011
| 11:11 AM
From the Alibi Breakfast to the solid-silver Woodlawn Vase and the Black-eyed Susan blanket draped over the winning horse, the Preakness Stakes is steeped in history and tradition. Tomorrow's much-anticipated contest at Pimlico Race Course will be —...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 8:35 PM
Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, is back on the training track at the Fair Hill Training Center and being pointed toward the $10 million Dubai World Cup in late March.
Trainer Graham Motion couldn't keep the delight from his...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:36 PM
A year ago, Shared Account arrived at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as an outsider. Oddsmakers made her a 46-1 long shot, and her response was to win.
This year, she's back to defend her title in the $2 million Grade I race....
| May 21, 2011
| 6:20 PM
In recent years, the Gaudet family watched a succession of their friends in the horse-racing business leave Maryland for the lure of larger fields and heftier purses in other states.
But Linda Gaudet, the Prince George's County-based co-owner of...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 3:02 PM
The most visually stunning probable entrant in the upcoming Kentucky Derby could also become the favorite with a good showing at the Blue Grass Stakes this weekend.
Hansen, a nearly all white colt trained by Mike Maker, is the 6-5 favorite in Lexington....
| May 2, 2012
| 4:53 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — All along, Bob Baffert has said that he fought the urge. He didn’t allow even an idle moment to be filled with the blurry, soaring dreams that can be ignited by training a horse as promising as Bodemeister.
He insisted on...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:30 PM
For a few weeks in May, Graham Motion's life was running in fast-forward. After working to put himself in that position for nearly 20 years, he was finally enjoying the ride of a lifetime.
It's not as if the glow of winning the Kentucky Derby has...