| May 21, 2014
| 1:59 PM
The Moonrise Festival is getting a second chance. The two-day music festival is scheduled to take place Aug. 9 and 10 at Pimlico Race Course, according to festival partner Evan Weinstein.
Last June, Pretty Lights and Snoop Dogg were scheduled to...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:43 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — Robert Evans laughed when asked if Tonalist, his Belmont Stakes contender, has been a pleasant surprise.
"Anytime you have a horse good enough to run in one of these races, it's a pleasant surprise," said Evans, who owns a 500-...
| May 18, 2014
| 8:17 AM
The national overnight ratings for NBC's Preakness coverage were up 5 percent over last year -- the best numbers since 2010.
The 6.3/15 rating and share means 6.3 percent of all TV homes were tuned to the race, with 15 percent of the sets in use at...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:20 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — It's hard to convey how massive Belmont Park looks from the ground, with a grandstand capable of holding more than 100,000 spectators and a track that seems to bend on forever around an infield of open grass and ponds.
It fits the...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 11:11 AM
ELMONT, N.Y. — The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall of 19 other horses.
For the Belmont Stakes?...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:54 AM
This year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes have reminded America about what's great about horse racing. California Chrome has been a display of magnificence, and his story, and those of his trainer and owners, have been endearingly human. The mere...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 11:49 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:17 PM
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....
| May 1, 2014
| 12:22 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| May 19, 2014
| 12:40 PM
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...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:30 AM
We're in a brief slow period here in Baltimore with the Preakness finished and the Orioles on the road. But before we start looking ahead at the NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four, here's the Coffee Companion, where we look back at the previous day's...