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  • California Chrome ready for Saturday's try at Triple Crown

    California Chrome completed an uneventful workout Friday morning at Belmont Park in advance of Saturday’s run for the Triple Crown. “If California Chrome is doing good, then I’m doing good,” assistant trainer Alan Sherman told a...
  • Belmont Stakes: Track size intimidated California Chrome's assistant trainer

    Belmont Stakes: Track size intimidated California Chrome's assistant trainer
    The sprawling confines of Belmont Park required some adjustment for Alan Sherman, California Chrome’s assistant trainer, before Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. “The horse acclimated better than I did,” Sherman said Thursday. “...
  • Nasal strips came along for California Chrome's Triple Crown ride

    Nasal strips came along for California Chrome's Triple Crown ride
    Look closely at the white blaze on California Chrome’s nose during Saturday’s Belmont Stakes and you’ll see a patch about the size of a hand. This horse wears a nasal strip. California Chrome’s owners, Steve Coburn and Perry...
  • Connecticut Sends Legal Warning To Online Gambling Outlets

    Amid a raring countdown to the Belmont Stakes Saturday, when California Chrome could be the first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Connecticut's only entity licensed to accept online wagers is drawing attention to legal warnings the attorney general sent...
  • Trainer Kenny McPeek Blames Lasix For Triple Crown Drought

     Trainer Kenny McPeek Blames Lasix For Triple Crown Drought
    ELMONT, N.Y. — On a weekend when the sports world will surrender 150 precious seconds of its attention span to find out if California Chrome can do what 12 Thoroughbreds dating to Spectacular Bid in 1979 could not, Kenny McPeek answered a question...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Orphan Black' on BBC America
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 8 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) is out...
  • Stanley Cup Final on NBC Rates as Second Biggest in Eight Years

    The NHL's 2014 Stanley Cup Final between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers averaged about 5 million viewers on NBC and NBC Sports Network, according to Nielsen, making it professional hockey's second-most-watched championship round since 2006....
  • California Chrome has more than a Triple Crown at stake

    Racing's Triple Crown flame has been rekindled. An unlikely horse named California Chrome, bred in California, owned by two men in their first-ever racing partnership, and trained by a 77-year-old former jockey who works out of a quarter horse track...
  • Horsin' Around: Finding the right direction

    I have often been told that I went about the things that I did incorrectly. In the bad old days, for instance, I did not go to specific trainers or teachers to learn about horses. I went to horses to learn about horses. According to many people this was...
  • Before Belmont Stakes, all quiet at California Chrome's barn

    Before Belmont Stakes, all quiet at California Chrome's barn
    Two hours before California Chrome’s ride for the Triple Crown on Saturday, the only noise in front of the colt’s barn came from a chorus of chirping birds. Alan Sherman, the assistant trainer and de facto spokesman, cracked open a can of...
  • Welker's horse wins Belmont undercard

    Welker's horse wins Belmont undercard
    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker's horse Undrafted won the Jaipur Invitational on Saturday. The race was an undercard leading up to the Belmont Stakes in New York. The gelding, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Wesley Ward, won the race by 1...
  • Another lonely voice for sanity

    Another lonely voice for sanity
    I promised myself not to write this particular column, but I realized that it was inevitable that I write it when a long time horse worker friend from the prehistoric days of my usually unwilling attendance in high school and I had words over the outburst...