| May 23, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The timing of the three races in the Triple Crown needs to be tweaked to help the Preakness attract a better field ("The greatness and failings of racing," May 20). Too often trainers skip the Preakness and prepare for the Belmont Stakes if they didn't...
| May 31, 2014
| 12:41 PM
"Since Affirmed in 1978" — it has to be the most overused phrase in thoroughbred racing.
And yet it's inevitable every spring, when a new crop of 3-year-olds takes a shot at the sport's most cherished prize — the Triple Crown.
| Jun 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
With a lack of anything smart to say to lead off this edition of the Coffee Companion, let's tip our hat to beloved baseball man Don Zimmer, who passed away last night at the age of 83. You don't get the kind of universal acclaim he has without earning...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:59 PM
Maryland sensation Ben's Cat will attempt to become the seventh Maryland-bred to reach the $2 million earnings mark when the King Leatherbury homebred competes in the Grade 3, $300,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park next Saturday. A first- or second-...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:11 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses.
For the Belmont Stakes?...
| May 24, 2014
| 11:30 PM
As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine Saturday in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, a sizable field was shaping up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the 11/2-mile race.
As many as 11...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:38 PM
With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday....
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Hopefully many of you got to watch the Belmont Stakes on television last Saturday, if you weren't there in person.
Once again, we saw how difficult it is to win American Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, but a little more about that later.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 8:00 AM
I do not follow horse racing all year but found myself intrigued by the Preakness and followed it to see if the Kentucky Derby winner prevailed. Once that happened, there was an excitement about the Belmont Stakes and a possible Triple Crown winner! It...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 3:14 PM
When Mike McCarthy saw California Chrome up close and personal for the first time at the Preakness, he marveled at the sight of the chestnut colt.
McCarthy, a former jockey and Maryland horse trainer who is now a Florida-based jockey agent, saw a...
| May 3, 2014
| 7:10 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dallas Stewart did it again.
A year ago, his horse, Golden Soul, finished second in the Kentucky Derby as a 34-1 underdog. On Saturday, the Kentucky-based trainer pulled off another second-place finish, this time with 38-1...