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  • 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...
  • 'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

     'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite
    When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm

    Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Heavy favorite Untapable blazed to victory in the Kentucky Oaks Friday, a triumph for jockey Rosie Napravnik and controversial trainer Steve Asmussen. Napravnik kept Untapable a few paces off the lead for much of the run, then...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown

    Maryland Jockey Club president rooting for California Chrome to win Triple Crown
    Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas says he is rooting for California Chrome to win the Triple Crown — both for the health of the industry and the storyline. "Just simply having a Triple Crown keeps the industry and the public generally...
  • Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association

    Aegis again honored as Newspaper of the Year by regional press association
    For the third consecutive year, The Aegis was honored as Newspaper of the Year among the state's largest circulation non-daily papers by the Maryland, Delaware, D.C. Press Association during the organization's annual awards luncheon Friday. Aegis...
  • Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge

    Field of competitors for California Chrome in 139th Preakness starting to emerge
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — When Art Sherman reached the barn at 5 a.m. Sunday, the day after the Kentucky Derby, he found his star pupil still slumbering. “I didn’t want to wake him up,” he said of California Chrome, the newly garlanded...
  • Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome

    Challengers envision scenario in which they could defeat California Chrome
    ELMONT, N.Y. — Billy Gowan has a vision in his mind's eye of how Saturday's Belmont Stakes might unfold. He pictures his horse, Ride On Curlin, pulling alongside Triple Crown aspirant California Chrome with a quarter mile left in the race. "I'...
  • California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park

    California Chrome leaves Pimlico for Belmont Park
    With the short-lived nasal strip controversy resolved and wins in two Triple Crown races on his resume, California Chrome arrived in Elmont, N.Y., shortly after 11 a.m. on Tuesday, where his connections plan to run the Preakness Stakes and Kentucky...