| May 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Unless you are a farmer or a you deliver morning newspapers, Bel Air's Mike Pons probably woke up earlier than you did on Thursday.
Pons, joined by one of his brothers, a son and a nephew, rose before the sun and was on the road by 4:15 a.m., on his way...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:04 PM
When Heat Press last ran in Maryland, he finished third in a three-horse race.
Yet his owner — the same man who managed to turn the idea of quick-drying fabric into an athletic apparel empire that brought in nearly $2 billion in revenue last...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Team Valor International, owner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has announced that Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion is once again hoping to prep the horse for a run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup next spring.
| Jul 11, 2012
| 3:17 PM
A growing number of thoroughbreds are being groomed for new roles following their days on the race track, including assignments as fox hunters, riding horses, pets and show jumpers.
Maryland thoroughbred trainer Rodney Jenkins points to the...
| Jul 1, 2014
After retiring as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Technical Publishing Co. in 1983, Jim Tafel immersed himself in thoroughbred racing, and the horses he owned and bred made sports headlines.
Queen Elizabeth II was seated in a...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:59 PM
Santa Anita Park wrapped up its inaugural spring meeting Sunday, a racing schedule the Arcadia track called "unchartered" but "very successful."
Santa Anita's winter meeting starts the day after Christmas and, in the past, had ended in mid-April when...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Running a close second as the field reached the final turn at Santa Anita Park, storied thoroughbred Game On Dude started his charge toward winning a third consecutive Gold Cup.
Unfortunately for Game On Dude and jockey Mike Smith, so did the rest of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The Sports Xchange
Report: 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland
The 2015 Breeders' Cup will be at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, not Churchill Downs, site of the Kentucky Derby.
Lexington-based Breeders' Cup Ltd. is expected to make a formal...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:00 PM
The upbeat, fairy-tale message of Triple Crown contender California Chrome has now been stained by a messenger.
Late Saturday afternoon, California Chrome lost his bid to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner. Early Sunday morning, one of the owners,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 6:35 PM
ELMONT, N.Y. — On a weekend when the sports world will surrender 150 precious seconds of its attention span to find out if California Chrome can do what 12 Thoroughbreds dating to Spectacular Bid in 1979 could not, Kenny McPeek answered a question...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:45 PM
The Breeders' Cup World Championships will come to Del Mar for the first time in 2017 and will also return to Santa Anita in 2016, according to racing industry officials.
An official announcement on a three-year hosting plan for the Breeders' Cup is...
| May 29, 2014
| 4:54 PM
"Here's my girl," trainer Carla Gaines beams as she breaks a carrot in half and places it into the mouth of Nashoba's Gold, a giant 3-year-old filly whose gentle, loving demeanor and athletic, powerful stride has helped create an almost therapeutic energy...