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  • Baseball is a change-up for Sydney Cricket Ground

    Baseball is a change-up for Sydney Cricket Ground
    Your browser does not support iframes. SYDNEY, Australia — From behind home plate, the architect pointed at the outfield wall in the distance and explained one particular challenge of building a baseball field without desecrating the sacred...
  • All the queen's horses

    All the queen's horses
    Beauty is expected, of course, but to be Ms. Racing Queen, a woman also has to have horse sense. The finals of the second annual contest will take place 3 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino, as part of Florida Derby weekend. The field is...
  • Calder promotions for April

    Calder promotions for April
    Calder Casino & Race Course springs into April with a variety of new promotions in the casino, tournaments in Studz Poker Club, and racing giveaways on Saturday.  Two new promotions will be introduced at Calder Casino in April: the $90K Word Play and...
  • 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....
  • Old Dude is still game in the Big 'Cap

    The deciding moment in Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap couldn't have been more perfectly scripted. The horses' names described the action. At the head of the stretch, a big-time challenger, last year's Eclipse Award winner as top 3-year-old in the...
  • Where in the world could Broward be?

    If you’re in Broward County, you could be anywhere. And that’s what Broward tourism officials want filmmakers to know. Stare out across the grassy Everglades and be transported to Darwin, Australia. Look up from the escalator at Fort...
  • Pals Mike Smith and Gary Stevens saddle up for Breeders' Cup

    Most people think next weekend's horse racing extravaganza at Santa Anita is the Breeders' Cup. It's actually the Mike and Gary Show. They are Mike Smith and Gary Stevens, the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady of their sport. They are long in experience...
  • Crowd catches the tail end of horse racing at historic Hollywood Park

    Crowd catches the tail end of horse racing at historic Hollywood Park
    The bugler in his green coat and top hat tried to sound upbeat as he blew the traditional "Call to Post," but he might just as well have been playing a dirge. Down by the rail, Todd Matzner listened with a cigar stub clamped between his teeth. "I...
  • Virginia-bred Thank you Marylou gets 1st win in Virginia Derby preliminary

    In 20 years as regular purchasers of thoroughbred talent, Ken and Sarah Ramsey have been frugal enough to keep from spending money on the expensive, hot name of the moment. They've figured out how to identify a good deal. With a win Saturday in the...
  • War Dancer finishes strong for tight victory in Virginia Derby

    War Dancer finishes strong for tight victory in Virginia Derby
    NEW KENT - Though by his own admission he’ll rarely be found at a betting window, trainer Ken McPeek couldn’t help but notice how lightly his thoroughbred War Dancer had been wagered upon Saturday by the public just prior to the Virginia Derby...
  • General a Rod wins the Gulfstream Park Derby

    Trainer Mike Maker has already seen the end of the road. It ends with reaching The Kentucky Derby on May 2. Getting to Churchill Downs started Wednesday when Maker’s horse, General a Rod, finished first in the running of the $100,000 Gulfstream...
  • Whether functional or ornamental, a cupola enhances a garage

    DEAR TIM: I'm going to build a cupola on top of my garage. The roof is not too steep, so I think I can manage to do this safely. What is the best roof design to put on a cupola? I've seen hip roofs, as well as fancy sloped hip designs. Can you do just a...