| Apr 30, 2014
| 1:46 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Though he's rarely mentioned with thoroughbred racing's most glamorous trainers, softspoken Mike Maker could have as big a say as anyone in determining the winner of Saturday's Kentucky Derby.
Maker, whose stable is based at...
| May 6, 2014
| 10:31 AM
It's horse racing season which, for a non-bettor who still enjoys the pomp and circumstance of the Triple Crown, means the return of traditional whiskey-based horse racing cocktails.
But I have to confess: I've been cheating on the mint julep, and...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:01 AM
Ron Sanchez's roots in horse racing go deep into his childhood in Caracas, Venezuela, where his maternal grandmother took him to the races every weekend at La Rinconada, the country's largest and oldest track.
"I was five years old and we'd walk all the...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Ride On Curlin finished a distant seventh in the Kentucky Derby, yet he was treated like a rock star Monday on his trip from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico Race Course.
That's what happen if you happen to be one of California Chrome's wing,...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:35 PM
If the horse racing world needed a little more evidence heading into Preakness week that the erstwhile "Sport of Kings" has turned a corner in Maryland, consider this scene on a misty Friday morning at the idyllic Fair Hill Training Center outside Elkton....
| May 11, 2014
| 12:47 AM
When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming.
A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:12 PM
There was only one big winner at the Kentucky Derby, but the outcome of the race — which included California Chrome and top contenders Danza and Wicked Strong among the top-four finishers — looks like a big win for Baltimore.
If all three...
| May 3, 2014
| 6:47 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. — Art Sherman looked dazed, perhaps still a bit uncertain that fate had handed him such a magnificent gift after six decades of devotion to racehorses.
A few feet away, Steve Coburn's voice caught with emotion as he spoke of...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:21 AM
Last week's rain seems like it was years ago on this fine Cinco de Mayo morning, but as you arrive at your desk, I'm sure there's not much you'd rather do than not start working just yet. That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion, where...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 10:56 AM
There are plenty of ways to divide people: haves vs. have-nots, Democrats vs. Republicans, night owls vs. larks, rap vs. rock, fried vs. broiled. The list goes on, but there are also a few things almost everyone can agree on, and one is Grand Champion...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:09 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Orioles prospect Mike Yastrzemski walked onto the field at jetBlue Park on Sunday morning and was immediately surrounded by media from both the Baltimore and Boston areas.
It was no surprise, since the he had been added to the...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:16 PM
Record: 89-65 Place: Second in American League
Manager: Paul Richards Most Valuable Oriole: Brooks Robinson
Batting leader: Brooks Robinson (.294) Home run leader: Ron Hansen (22)
RBI leader: Jim Gentile (98) Wins leader: Chuck Estrada (18)...