| May 13, 2013
| 7:52 AM
I am a female sports fan. I go to games, watch them on TV, download the apps, read the stats, and buy the T-shirts. I recently heard about the launch of a new professional women's soccer league, and I started thinking about the sports to which I am...
| May 3, 2013
| 4:59 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Baltimore lawyer Frank Morgan helped swimmer Michael Phelps, then 16 years old, select Peter Carlisle as his agent. Phelps was years away from stardom, but Carlisle aggressively marketed his client, hoping to eventually elevate him...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:52 PM
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, a race he has, like any...
| May 6, 2013
| 6:18 AM
"Amazing! A day for the ages," was the way Mike Pons put it about an hour after Orb, the son of the onetime Harford County based stallion Malibu Moon, stayed off a blistering early pace and out of trouble on a sloppy track and then blew away the rest of...
| May 4, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The racing gods obviously got their signals crossed, choosing to grace Pimlico with a glorious afternoon to enjoy the first jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday while the 19 horses in the Kentucky Derby slogged through the mud at Churchill Downs.
| May 5, 2013
| 2:49 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. — This year, Doug O’Neill and his assistants sat in the office at a barn in the far corner of the Churchill Downs backside. Few reporters dropped by, and O’Neill was not asked repeatedly to relive the running of the...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Bob Baffert seemed pessimistic about Mamma Kimbo's chances of winning the 88th Black-Eyed Susan Friday, mainly because the previously unbeaten filly had never raced more than 1 1/16 miles before coming to Pimlico Race Course. The bettors who helped make...
| May 5, 2012
| 11:22 AM
It’s hot – but not too hot – and humid – but not too humid – here as 150,000 people make their way toward Churchill Downs, where the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place at about 6:30 tonight.
Hard rain fell...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Hansen does not need to try to be noticed.
The nearly all-white colt always stands out among his peers.
Yet on Thursday morning, the Breeders' Cup juvenile champion did all he could to draw the attention of a robust crowd on his first day this week at...
| May 2, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Graham Motion shrugs his shoulders when asked, then offers, as usual, a dirt-honest appraisal of his horse, Went the Day Well.
"He's a good horse, deserves to be here," the trainer of last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, said about his...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:09 AM
It’s Oaks Day at Churchill Downs, and the color pink has grown over the vast grandstand and the sprawling infield. The “Pink Out” will help raise money for cancer charities, as it has done in recent years. That’s all part of what...
| May 18, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Rosie Napravnik has been establishing herself as one of the world’s top female jockeys in 2012, which continued Friday afternoon as the ran away with the second-annual Female Jockey Challenge at Pimlico Race Course.
The competition consisted of...