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  • Report: 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland

    The Sports Xchange Report: 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland The 2015 Breeders' Cup will be at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, not Churchill Downs, site of the Kentucky Derby. Lexington-based Breeders' Cup Ltd. is expected to make a formal...
  • Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]

    Fix the Triple Crown's 'cheating' problem [Letter]
    I do not follow horse racing all year but found myself intrigued by the Preakness and followed it to see if the Kentucky Derby winner prevailed. Once that happened, there was an excitement about the Belmont Stakes and a possible Triple Crown winner! It...
  • Excerpts: Sampling of columns of note from the past week

    LARRY STONE, The Seattle Times, on SOCCER IN THE U.S.: The pending arrival of the World Cup has led to the usual quadrennial speculation about whether this year's event will spawn a U.S. soccer boom. You know, the one that had been periodically...
  • One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]

    One day, two spectacles 185 miles apart [Column]
    Hopefully many of you got to watch the Belmont Stakes on television last Saturday, if you weren't there in person. Once again, we saw how difficult it is to win American Thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, but a little more about that later. I'm...
  • Yipes, stripes! It's National Seersucker Day

    Yipes, stripes! It's National Seersucker Day
    Seersucker isn't just having a moment -- it's having an entire day. For that the puckered fabric can thank Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana), who last month filed a proclamation with the House of Representatives that read, in part: "In celebration and...
  • Was the Triple Crown unfair to California Chrome?

    I applaud the proposal by Tom Chuckas of the Maryland Jockey Club to modify the Triple Crown schedule. Even the owner of Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist said it would be "better for the horses" if the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont were...
  • Triple Crown tirade

     Triple Crown tirade
    If you want to become famous overnight, Steve Coburn can tell you how. The co-owner of California Chrome had reaped a lot of attention after the thoroughbred won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, putting him in position to capture a rare Triple Crown....
  • Belmont Stakes, Stanley Cup Final Score Ratings Milestones for NBC Sports on Saturday

    Boosted in part by strong synergistic interest in New York, NBC Sports generated impressive viewership numbers on Saturday for its back-to-back coverage of horse racing's Belmont Stakes and hockey's Stanley Cup Final. The Belmont, held annually in New...
  • A winning horse despite a loss at Belmont

    I am not a big horse racing fan, but the story behind California Chrome captivated so many of us. During my 65 years, I have never watched the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness or the Belmont. This year (along with my wife, a horse lover and long-time horse...
  • Sports Buzz: Should horses run all 3 races to be part of Triple Crown?

    Sports Buzz: Should horses run all 3 races to be part of Triple Crown?
    Should horses that skip the first two races of the Triple Crown be allowed to race in the Belmont Stakes? No, says California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn – who saw his horse’s attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years...
  • Australia: A winner's cup for camel racing? Yes, in Alice Springs

    Australia: A winner's cup for camel racing? Yes, in Alice Springs
    If World Cup soccer isn't your thing, maybe Australia's quirky Camel Cup is. Every July the outback town of Alice Springs in the country's Northern Territory devotes a day to racing these "ships of the desert." What's now known as the Lasseters Camel...
  • California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for critical comments

    California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologizes for critical comments
    After a weekend of calling fellow horse owners "cowards" and "cheaters" for running fresh entrants in the Belmont Stakes, California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn said Monday that he needed to apologize "to the world," including the connections of winner...