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  • Around Town: A great way to start a morning

    “If you come here at 6:30 every morning, after you leave, you will always have a good day.” I was chatting with a young jockey named Kevin Krigger. We were seated in the stands at Clocker's Corner in Santa Anita Park. Clocker's is one of...
  • Around Town: There's always the next race

    Over at the Frontrunner at Santa Anita Park, we were all rooting for Goldencents. His jockey, Kevin Krigger, and trainer, Doug O'Neill, are local favorites. It was raining at Churchill Downs. We could see the rain on the big screen. The track was muddy....
  • Changes coming fast and furious on sports television landscape

    Changes coming fast and furious on sports television landscape
    In case you haven't noticed, this isn't your father's sports television landscape. Things continue to change rapidly, and the old saying that goes "You can't tell the players without a scorecard" has now changed to "You can't tell who's doing the game...
  • Hollywood Park's ghost of a chance casts pall on Southland racing

    With its announcement Thursday, Hollywood Park did little to refute the theory that horse racing is a sport in need of hospice. They raced at the Inglewood track Friday, but it wasn't business as usual. Nor will it be the rest of this meeting and the...
  • Horse deaths are troubling to Bob Baffert

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With nary a thought to Hamlet, trainer Bob Baffert is currently suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. In his current situation, and in a world where oft-misinformed social media stirs the rumor pot to a boil,...
  • I'll Have Another: Kentucky Derby winner off to Pimlico after body found outside Churchill Downs barn

     
    Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another is being moved to Pimlico on Monday (May 7). Is this because of the body found outside Churchill Downs?...
  • Where to bet the Kentucky Derby in South Florida

     
    I've never been a big fan of mint juleps, but I love the Kentucky Derby. Since this year's Derby is being run on Cinco de Mayo, I think racing fans will be excused if they substitute tequila for bourbon. But......
  • 2012 Kentucky Derby TV schedule

     
    The 138th Kentucky Derby takes place Saturday, May 5, from Churchill Downs in Louisville, for the first leg of horse racing’s elusive Triple Crown (sweeping the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes). Bodemeister, Creative Cause,...
  • DA: Restaurateur Researched 'Evil Ways' to Force Miscarriage

    DA: Restaurateur Researched 'Evil Ways' to Force Miscarriage
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- A restaurateur accused of poisoning his former girlfriend to cause her to miscarry their child is free on bail. Joshua Woodward, 40, an investor in Los Angeles and Miami restaurants including the old Table 8, has pleaded not...
  • Marisela Burgos

    Marisela Burgos
    From "the Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" to "the Greatest Spectacle in Racing," Marisela Burgos joined FOX 59 as a General Assignment News Reporter in May 2011.  She didn't travel too far to move here, just South on 65 in Louisville, KY.  She covered...
  • Breeders' Cup looks to add to rich history

    The 28 years of horse racing's traveling carnival, also known as the Breeders' Cup, have been a tale of more than two cities; 10, actually, if you count Los Angeles and New York twice each for their separate participating tracks. The history of this...
  • Jockey Mike Smith has eight ways to reach Breeders' Cup milestone

    Santa Anita's Great Race Place, with lots of workers and media on hand Monday, was abuzz. Down the street a couple of blocks, having lunch and itching to get to this weekend's Breeders' Cup, jockey Mike Smith was aglow. "Boy, I'm mounted well," he said....