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  • The California Chrome nasal strip controversy, explained

    The California Chrome nasal strip controversy, explained
    On Saturday night, it seemed a foregone conclusion that we'd see Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion California Chrome run for a Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes on June 7. But on Sunday morning, the horse's trainer Art Sherman said that...
  • California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong [Editorial]

    California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong  [Editorial]
    This year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes have reminded America about what's great about horse racing. California Chrome has been a display of magnificence, and his story, and those of his trainer and owners, have been endearingly human. The mere...
  • California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw

    California Chrome named favorite after Kentucky Derby draw
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- His mother cost a mere $8,000 and his father performed for a modest stud fee of $2,000. That $10,000 investment — minuscule by elite racing standards — produced California Chrome, who had won $1.135 million even before...
  • 'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite

     'Chrome' shines as Kentucky Derby favorite
    When Orb got trapped along the rail and failed to make a charge in last year's Preakness, the racing world's dreams of a new Triple Crown winner faded for a 35th straight year. The drought looms larger every spring for a sport seeking a superstar to...
  • Coffee Companion (4/30): Sterling banned, Machado back, and more

    Coffee Companion (4/30): Sterling banned, Machado back, and more
    Major sports networks spent yesterday scrolling tweets praising NBA Commissioner Adam Silver yesterday, so how were you supposed to know what else happened in the sports world? That's why blogger Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every...
  • Your julep tutorial

    With the Kentucky Derby only two days off, it's high time you thought about supplies. Have you laid in enough bourbon to meet demand? Old Forester, my bourbon ordinaire, will do very well, and Maker's Mark is excellent. If you're flush, or expect to...
  • Two jockeys injured after Kentucky Derby day collision

    Two jockeys injured after Kentucky Derby day collision
    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Two jockeys were injured and taken away from Churchill Downs by ambulance after a scary collision during the third race of the Kentucky Derby day slate. Jockey Megan Fadlovich complained of concussion symptoms, and fellow rider...
  • No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby

    No. 2 choice Hoppertunity scratched from Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. --  Hoppertunity, the 6-1 second choice in the Kentucky Derby, was scratched from the race Thursday morning because of soreness in his left front foot. The injury was a blow to trainer Bob Baffert and to the quality of the Derby field....
  • California Chrome sets the stage perfectly for the Preakness

    California Chrome sets the stage perfectly for the Preakness
    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...
  • Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks

    Untapable could be an unstoppable force in Kentucky Oaks
    The Kentucky Derby is the main event, but it's possible the week's dominant star turn could come in Friday's Kentucky Oaks. Untapable is an overwhelming 4-5 favorite in the $600,000 stakes for fillies, and the question around Churchill Downs hasn't been...
  • California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites

    California Chrome and his team took unlikely path to become Kentucky Derby favorites
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Steve Coburn proudly calls himself a working man, and he'll tell you upfront that he was insulted when a rich stable owner offered him millions of dollars for the racehorse who'd eaten cookies from his hand as a gangly 3-month-old....
  • Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm

    Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm
    LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Heavy favorite Untapable blazed to victory in the Kentucky Oaks Friday, a triumph for jockey Rosie Napravnik and controversial trainer Steve Asmussen. Napravnik kept Untapable a few paces off the lead for much of the run, then...