| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:04 AM
The purse for the 2014 Preakness has increased from $1 million to $1.5 million, the Maryland Jockey Club announced today. It’s the first increase of the Triple Crown race’s purse since 1998.
The second jewel of the Triple Crown will be run...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:57 PM
The colt was a knucklehead, really.
He had speed and endurance in his pedigree, but if you had polled his owners and his trainer a year ago, none would have predicted that he’d gallop in the same steps as his great-grandsire, 1977 Triple Crown...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Better late than never is what I'll call this column.
Back in mid-May, when I was spending a few days in Baltimore helping out with The Sun's coverage of the run-up to the Preakness, I completely overlooked another horse-related story with a strong...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup winner Animal Kingdom will try to follow in Frankel's hallowed hoof-prints on the opening day of Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
Frankel enjoyed an imperious 11-length triumph in the Queen Anne Stakes last year on his way to...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Animal Kingdom's bid to add a Royal Ascot victory to his Kentucky Derby and Dubai World Cup successes ended in disappointment when he finished unplaced in the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday.
Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner and the first Run...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Team Valor International, owner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, has announced that Maryland-based trainer Graham Motion is once again hoping to prep the horse for a run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup next spring.
| Aug 16, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Winning a race like Saturday's 32nd running of the Arlington Million was the furthest thing from trainer Edward Graham's mind shortly after owner Andrew Bentley bought Hardest Core for $210,000 at last November's Keeneland Sale.
He only hoped that...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before he turned 30, golf legend Gary Player became the third person to win the Grand Slam. In 1974, after winning 165 tournaments, Player was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Player and his wife, Vivienne,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:42 PM
Jockey Aaron Gryder's life is not just a story. It's an odyssey.
When he climbs aboard Blingo on Saturday in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap, the most prestigious race for older thoroughbreds west of the Mississippi, he will be an afterthought....
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:28 PM
If horse racing's newest star, Mucho Macho Man, could talk, the strapping 6-year-old horse would probably say, "I love Santa Anita."
His trainer, Kathy Ritvo, concurs.
"He is very comfortable, very happy," she said.
Last year, Mucho Macho Man won...