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  • Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness

    Graham Motion's Ring Weekend carries mixed resume into Preakness
    For the longest time, Graham Motion couldn't figure out what he had in Ring Weekend. The horse was talented, for sure. A son of Tapit, the nation's leading sire, he quickly adapted to his workouts as a 2-year-old. But he could be difficult to handle. He...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn rips Churchill Downs for treatment
    After winning the 139thPreakness on Saturday, California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn went out of his way to praise the hospitality he received while in Baltimore this week. But he also made some pointed remarks about the way his group was treated two...
  • California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw

    California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- His mother cost a mere $8,000 and his father performed for a modest stud fee of $2,000. That $10,000 investment — minuscule by elite racing standards — produced California Chrome, who had won $1.135 million even before...
  • No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby

    No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Hoppertunity, the 6-1 second choice in the Kentucky Derby, was scratched from the race Thursday morning because of soreness in his left front foot. The injury was a blow to trainer Bob Baffert and to the quality of the Derby field....
  • Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks

    Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks
    The Kentucky Derby is the main event, but it's possible the week's dominant star turn could come in Friday's Kentucky Oaks. Untapable is an overwhelming 4-5 favorite in the $600,000 stakes for fillies, and the question around Churchill Downs hasn't been...
  • Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes

    Five storylines to watch for 2014 Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome did what he was supposed to do at the Kentucky Derby, running the exact race his trainer and jockey envisioned as other contenders found trouble around him. As a result, the only horse with a flawless resume entering the first leg of...
  • California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes

    California Chrome soaks up attention as he arrives at Pimlico for Preakness Stakes
    California Chrome has a bit of Hollywood in him. Just a few steps into his first afternoon at Pimlico Race Course on Monday, the Kentucky Derby champion stopped and posed regally before a pack of photographers click, click, clicking. The handsome...
  • California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites

    California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Steve Coburn proudly calls himself a working man, and he'll tell you upfront that he was insulted when a rich stable owner offered him millions of dollars for the racehorse who'd eaten cookies from his hand as a gangly 3-month-old....
  • Preakness Stakes 2014 contenders

    California Chrome Jockey: Victor Espinoza Trainer: Art Sherman Owner: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Breeder: Steve Coburn & Perry Martin Most recent location/race/placement: Kentucky Derby - GI // Churchill Dns // 1 Pablo Del Monte Jockey: Jeffrey Sanchez...
  • California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come

    California Chrome's biggest test is yet to come
    There is a lot we now know about California Chrome, first and foremost that he will have his day in the New York spotlight and keep the horse racing world in high clover for another three weeks. We also know that the blue-collar chestnut colt has a...
  • Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

    Stopchargingmaria wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes
    Todd Pletcher arrived at his Pimlico paddock this morning to find his filly, Stopchargingmaria, full of energy. Coming off disappointing performances in her two races this year, Pletcher didn't know what his amped-up horse would deliver. It went about...
  • Preakness leaves older and disabled patrons behind [Letter]

    Preakness leaves older and disabled patrons behind [Letter]
    I have loved horse racing for 60 years and have been a thoroughbred horse owner off and on since 1985. It is because I love the industry and want to see it thrive that I must write that while the owners of California Chrome felt they were treated better...