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  • Moonrise Festival's second attempt to take place at Pimlico

    Moonrise Festival's second attempt to take place at Pimlico
    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...
  • Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity

    Tonalist owner Robert Evans cherishes Belmont Stakes opportunity
    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-...
  • NBC Preakness ratings up 5 percent from last year

    NBC Preakness ratings up 5 percent from last year
    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...
  • Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses

    Belmont Park can intimidate trainers and jockeys, not to mention horses
    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...
  • California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

    California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
    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?...
  • California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong [Editorial]

    California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong  [Editorial]
    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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion (5/20): California Chrome departs for Belmont

    Coffee Companion (5/20): California Chrome departs for Belmont
    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...