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  • Another runner-up finish for Stewart's horse at the Kentucky Derby

    Another runner-up finish for Stewart's horse at the Kentucky Derby
    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...
  • California Chrome pulls away for win at Kentucky Derby

    Horse racing, the most unpredictable of sports, had the most predictable of endings when California Chrome won the 140th Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. It’s unusual for the favorite to win horse racing’s...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • California Chrome co-owner rips Churchill Downs

    California Chrome co-owner rips Churchill Downs
    BALTIMORE — As big a winner as California Chrome was here Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, the host site of the first leg took a big defeat. That would be Churchill Downs, the sacred land upon which the...
  • California Chrome is regally bound for Kentucky Derby

    The morning awaited royalty. It was 8 a.m., and the Saturday sun had just begun to dry the puddles from Friday's rain and add some sparkle to the infield lakes at Los Alamitos Race Course. Along the grandstand fence, they gathered, perhaps as many...
  • California Chrome a down-home Derby favorite

    The world of sports has its unlikely stories. Now it has a topper, a horse named California Chrome. The Kentucky Derby has no idea what's about to hit it. Saturday's Santa Anita Derby became a backdrop for the improbable. Make that the unbelievable....
  • Victor Espinoza has a cause beyond riding California Chrome to victory

    There we were, in a press conference, chronicling normal euphoria and gathering normal quotes from the winners of the Kentucky Derby, when the story took a 90-degree turn. Victor Espinoza was fighting back tears. And they weren't tears of joy. Until a...
  • Film Review: '50 to 1'

    The story of 2009 Kentucky Derby standout Mine That Bird follows in the hoofprints of other equine heroes, but while the saga of "Seabiscuit" was suffused in Americana, and "Secretariat" leaned on the success of a pioneering woman in the sport, "50 to 1"...
  • California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness

    California Chrome a heavy favorite in Preakness
    California Chrome continued his charmed existence on the road to the Triple Crown of horse racing Wednesday by drawing a favorable No. 3 post position for Saturday's Preakness Stakes. The race, 1 3/16 miles run at venerable Pimlico track for a $1.5-...
  • Kentucky Derby 2014: Best recipe for a classic mint julep

    Kentucky Derby 2014: Best recipe for a classic mint julep
    Break out the bourbon and grab the most lavish hat you own. The Kentucky Derby, known as the two most exiting minutes in sports is happening Saturday at Churchill Downs. And the best way to enjoy the race is with a cocktail in hand.  But when the...
  • Gulfstream on Derby Day: Hat contest, vouchers, drink specials and racing

    Gulfstream on Derby Day: Hat contest, vouchers, drink specials and racing
    Gulfstream Park offers giveaways, a hat contest, drink specials, a buffet in Ten Palms, and a chance to win betting vouchers on the Kentucky Derby worth as much as $600 on Saturday.  Gulfstream will continue its live summer program of thoroughbred...