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  • Change Triple Crown's schedule [Letter]

    Change Triple Crown's schedule [Letter]
    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...
  • California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown

    California Chrome faces significant obstacles in quest for Triple Crown
    "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. Affirmed was...
  • Coffee Companion (6/5): Offensive line, defensive backs in focus during Ravens OTAs

    Coffee Companion (6/5): Offensive line, defensive backs in focus during Ravens OTAs
    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...
  • Ben's Cat looking to reach $2 million milestone on Belmont Stakes undercard

    Ben's Cat looking to reach $2 million milestone on Belmont Stakes undercard
    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-...
  • California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    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?...
  • Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont

    Large field assembling to challenge California Chrome at Belmont
    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...
  • California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont

    California Chrome goes half-mile in 47.69 seconds in final breeze before Belmont
    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....
  • California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes

    California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes
    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...
  • One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]

    One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]
    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. I'm...
  • Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]

    Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]
    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...
  • Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont

    Local horse trainers weigh in on California Chrome's chances at Belmont
    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...
  • Kentucky Derby notebook: Another unlikely runner-up finish for trainer Dallas Stewart

    Kentucky Derby notebook: Another unlikely runner-up finish for trainer Dallas Stewart
    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...