| Mar 24, 2009
Lil E. Tee, who upset heavily favored Arazi to win the 1992 Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 20. The horse was euthanized Wednesday at Old Frankfort Stud in Lexington, Ky. Farm owner Jim Plemmons said the horse fell ill last month after an operation to...
| May 17, 1998
On a day when Pimlico turned surreal, Real Quiet, the crooked-legged horse nicknamed "The Fish," unleashed a run toward history.After a power outage crippled Pimlico, creating bizarre scenes that will long live in memory, Real Quiet ran down Victory...
| May 19, 1991
With a race as brilliant as his Kentucky Derby effort was bad, Hansel gained a dramatic measure of redemption with a seven-length victory in the 116th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course yesterday. Ridden by Jerry Bailey, the 9-1 shot cruised to the...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:16 PM
To the great dismay of the people who run Arlington International Racecourse, the Illinois Racing Board adopted a 2015 thoroughbred and harness schedule Tuesday that is very similar to this year’s schedule.
Arlington Chairman Dick Duchossois...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Bob Clancy's selections for four graded stakes races Saturday at Saratoga Race Course:
Bernard Baruch Handicap (Grade 2)
Post time: 3:15 p.m.; Distance: 1 1/16 miles (turf); Purse: $250,000
BOISTEROUS (5-1) turns back after being outfinished in the 1...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 1:28 PM
I travel the world, drinking. Along the way, I learn exactly how drinks that rule the world are made. I've sipped and swirled Champagne and Cognac in France, Guinness in Dublin and Scotch in — where else — Scotland. And although whiskeys are...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Del Mar's summer of discontent began with a sadly fitting omen.
On opening day, July 17, 11 horses left the starting gate for the one-mile feature, the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. It was the first day of the 75th season of thoroughbred racing at the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Aurelia's Belle, Interrupted and She's Offlee Good look like the class of Saturday's Grade III $150,000 Arlington Oaks for 3-year-old fillies.
Of the 10 contestants in the 11/8-mile race on the Polytrack they are the only stakes winners, and Aurelia's...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 6:40 PM
As expected, Aurelia's Belle was the belle of the ball Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse.
The 6-5 favorite gained the lead approaching the stretch turn and went on to win the Grade III $150,000 Arlington Oaks for 3-year-old fillies by 3/...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:13 PM
When California Chrome arrived at Churchill Downs earlier this year, his trainer, Art Sherman, kept hearing from people around the track why his horse wouldn't win the Kentucky Derby.
The knock: Instead of training at a well-heeled thoroughbred track,...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Like movie previews, Million Preview Day gets people hooked on the plot but doesn't give away the ending.
Historically, the first place finishers in the four Million Preview Day races that will be run Saturday at Arlington International Racecourse...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Calder Casino and Race Course has slashed its horse racing dates and eliminated its poker room, and with that comes a reduction in employees.
The Miami Gardens pari-mutuel revealed this week that 246 employees are being laid off, filing a Worker...