| Nov 1, 2013
| 2:48 PM
The first race of the two-day Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita was run at a little-raced distance but finished with a predictable outcome. Mike Smith guided London Bridge over the 1 3/4 miles to win his record 18th Breeders' Cup race.
A race that...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The expected battle between two-time Distaff winner Royal Delta and Kentucky Oaks winner Princess Of Sylmar never materialized as Beholder stole the show with a 4 1/4-length win in the $2-million race for fillies and mares.
The featured race during...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Joel Rosario fits on the back of a racehorse as perfectly as a carrot fits in a snowman's face.
He is Nicklaus with a five-iron in his hand, Crenshaw with a putter. If this were hockey, he'd be the Great One.
He is fast becoming that in horse racing....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:15 AM
There are a lot of Hall of Famers involved with Game On Dude, installed on Monday as the 8-5 morning-line favorite and set to run from post position No. 9 in Saturday's $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
There's Hall of Fame trainer Bob...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A stumble and a jockey spill on the other side of the country Friday has scrambled the landscape for Sunday's $1-million Grade I Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
When jockey Joel Rosario's ride in the seventh race at Saratoga, Casual Elegance, lost her...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:08 PM
There was much discussion, going into Sunday's $1-million Pacific Classic. It was about jockeys who have ridden, and might ride, super-horse Game On Dude.
It looks as if it doesn't matter. Shaquille O'Neal could ride this horse and win.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:40 PM
There was primping, flirting, laughing, betting, drinking — and that was before the first race went off on opening day at Del Mar.
In what has become the social event of the year in San Diego County, a crowd of 43,030, the largest to attend a...
| Jul 17, 2013
Opening day at Del Mar is set for Wednesday, and it's the one day of the year when Southern California horse racing fans forget about any troubles surrounding the sport.
Fans come out en masse (attendance on opening day was 47,339 last year), colorful...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:43 PM
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...
| May 18, 2013
| 10:05 PM
BALTIMORE -- Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes.
| May 8, 2013
| 7:08 PM
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....
| May 4, 2013
| 6:50 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. — Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey is a man who looks like the embodiment of the nickname that is all anybody calls him by. Short and unassuming, he said this week he made an effort to enjoy the run-up to the Kentucky Derby,...