| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The comeback of Gary Stevens was never intended for a real Triple Crown race aboard a horse named Oxbow.
No preconceived game plan put him in the winner's circle at the Preakness last month, much less on his way to Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Southern California horse racing will get some good news Monday at a time of gloom over the upcoming closure of Hollywood Park. The Breeders' Cup will announce it will return to Santa Anita for an unprecedented third straight year in 2014.
| Jul 7, 2013
At least super horse Game On Dude gave a sad day at Betfair Hollywood Park a grand finale.
At least when the bulldozers start doing their work in January, those in Saturday's crowd of 6,493 for the 74th — and last — Hollywood Gold Cup, will...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 4:53 PM
It will take less than 110 seconds to decide the winner of Saturday's $750,000 Santa Anita Derby, but if you pay attention to the bettors, they are almost certain to place their trust in the combination of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and two-time...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 12:33 PM
In June 1989, I loaded up a Hyundai hatchback and headed for a new job — and new life — in South Florida. My first day at the Sun Sentinel was June 26. My first byline appeared four days later, after I covered a luncheon hyping the first...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Obviously is one of the top milers in American horse racing, and the 5-year-old gelding showed off his talent on Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park, winning the $150,000 American Handicap at a mile on the turf course.
Under jockey Joe Talamo,...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
BALTIMORE — Wednesday morning at Pimlico race track was similar to most mornings for Claude McGaughey III. Except there were lots of reporters around, which made it different.
McGaughey is a thoroughbred horse trainer, currently the one in the...
| May 11, 2013
With its announcement Thursday, Hollywood Park did little to refute the theory that horse racing is a sport in need of hospice.
They raced at the Inglewood track Friday, but it wasn't business as usual. Nor will it be the rest of this meeting and the...
| May 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents.
The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:25 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With nary a thought to Hamlet, trainer Bob Baffert is currently suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
In his current situation, and in a world where oft-misinformed social media stirs the rumor pot to a boil,...
| May 3, 2013
| 1:05 AM
LOUIS- VILLE, Ky. - It's easy to figure out where Todd Pletcher got the idea to enter five horses in this year's Kentucky Derby. He used to work for D. Wayne Lukas.
For the longest time, Lukas was the biggest star in the sport, the guy in the white...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
John Shirreffs should not depart the Southern California thoroughbred racing scene without a salute. So cup your right hand to your forehead and read on.
There will be no brass bands playing when Shirreffs leaves.
That's partly because it will be...