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  • Del Mar opens, and horse racing is just part of the party

    Del Mar opens, and horse racing is just part of the party
    DEL MAR — It was still morning, but the line for drinks spilled out of the dining car as the Amtrak train snaked down the coast bound for Del Mar on Thursday. Summer in San Diego can't really start without the Del Mar opener and, for many on the...
  • Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks

    Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A beleaguered Steve Asmussen, subject of a recent report that accused him of mistreating horses he trains, somewhat answered the criticism here Friday by saddling the winner of the $1-million Kentucky Oaks. Asmussen's Untapable,...
  • Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers

    Nashoba's Gold wins over the hearts and minds of her handlers
    "Here's my girl," trainer Carla Gaines beams as she breaks a carrot in half and places it into the mouth of Nashoba's Gold, a giant 3-year-old filly whose gentle, loving demeanor and athletic, powerful stride has helped create an almost therapeutic energy...
  • Delahoussaye sees possibilities for California Chrome in Belmont Stakes

    Delahoussaye sees possibilities for California Chrome in Belmont Stakes
    Eddie Delahoussaye has been there, done that. He has seen Belmont, both a race course in Elmont, N.Y., and a $1.5-million stakes race that is the Triple Crown's annual grand finale. He has felt it, smelled it, savored the place and the race. The now-...
  • 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...
  • Keeneland becomes latest track to switch to dirt surface

    Keeneland becomes latest track to switch to dirt surface
    Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., has become the latest horse-racing track to announce that it is replacing its synthetic surface and returning to dirt. The Polytrack surface will be discarded after the end of the April meeting, replaced by a...
  • Redemption for Goldencents in Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Once the Southern California hope for the Triple Crown, Goldencents emerged again spectacularly in the $1-million Dirt Mile on Friday in the opening day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. The Doug O'Neill-trained horse, under a strategically perfect...
  • Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Paynter outruns odds against survival

     Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Paynter outruns odds against survival
    Most thoroughbreds leave their barns to go to the races. Paynter got off his deathbed. Were he to somehow win Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita — a longshot outcome — it would be a story that deserved all the adjectives that...
  • Game On Dude is Breeders' Cup Classic morning-line favorite

    There are a lot of Hall of Famers involved with Game On Dude, installed on Monday as the 8-5 morning-line favorite and set to run from post position No. 9 in Saturday's $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita. There's Hall of Fame trainer Bob...
  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner

    Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner
    A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
  • Breeders' Cup Marathon: London Bridge wins with Mike Smith aboard

    Breeders' Cup Marathon: London Bridge wins with Mike Smith aboard
    The first race of the two-day Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita was run at a little-raced distance but finished with a predictable outcome. Mike Smith guided London Bridge over the 1 3/4 miles to win his record 18th Breeders' Cup race. A race that...
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Outstrip wins as Mike Smith wins second

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Outstrip wins as Mike Smith wins second
    The second race on the Breeders' Cup card at Santa Anita seemed a little like the first when jockey Mike Smith went two-for-two when he won the Juvenile Turf aboard Outstrip. Smith rallied the horse in deep stretch and went past Giovanni Boldini and a...