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  • Preakness preview: Big Brown

     
    The final Preakness horse we're taking a look at is the one who has dominated Triple Crown talk ever since his nearly five-length victory in the Kentucky Derby. Big Brown is a runaway 1-2 favorite with his closest rivals in......
  • The real deal

    The real deal
    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...
  • Hansel's tale has happy ending

    Hansel's tale has happy ending
    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...
  • Calder to lay off 246 after reductions, closings

    Calder to lay off 246 after reductions, closings
    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...
  • Interesting fields for Million Preview Day

     Interesting fields for Million Preview Day
    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...
  • Mr. Baker romps in Housebuster Stakes

    HALLANDALE BEACH — With its dates battle with Calder Casino & Race Course settled, Gulfstream Park put its focus squarely on live racing Saturday, hosting a card that featured five sprint races, each with a purse of $75,000. Billed as the Summer...
  • Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014

     Jim Tafel, owner of '07 Derby winner Street Sense, 1924-2014
    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...
  • Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds

    Los Alamitos bets on thoroughbreds
    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,...
  • Savor the spirit: Whiskey tasting in Kentucky and Tennessee

    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...
  • Gulfstream takes over control of horse racing

    Gulfstream takes over control of horse racing
    The deal to end head-to-head racing in South Florida has finally been approved, marking the end of 43 years of independent racing operations at Calder Casino & Race Course. The track's parent company, Churchill Downs Incorporated, announced Tuesday that...
  • Calder poker room to close Monday

    Calder poker room to close Monday
    The word "fold" is heard often in poker, but on Monday night, it will apply to the entire room at Calder Race Course. Calder President Maureen Adams confirmed Sunday that the poker room, called Studz Poker Club, will close for good at 10 p.m. Monday....
  • Apropos looks to pad resume in Chicago Handicap

    Apropos looks to pad resume in Chicago Handicap
    Winning a graded stakes race puts a horse on a pedestal. That's why Apropos is running in Saturday's Grade III $150,000 Chicago Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse. "She has won a stakes race and now we're trying to get a graded stakes...