| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:53 PM
Jockey Rosie Napravnik will be sidelined four to six weeks after injuring her shoulder when the 4-year-old filly Socialbug was fatally injured during a workout Sunday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., The Courier-Journal reported....
| May 14, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Bob Baffert, the Hall of Fame trainer of Preakness entry Bayern, hopes his horse has more luck in Baltimore than Bodemeister did at Pimlico two years ago.
After winning the Arkansas Derby that year, Bodemeister finished second in both the Kentucky Derby...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Ride On Curlin finished a distant seventh in the Kentucky Derby, yet he was treated like a rock star Monday on his trip from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to Pimlico Race Course.
That's what happen if you happen to be one of California Chrome's wing,...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:47 AM
When Rosie Napravnik ventures to Pimlico Race Course to ride Bayern in Saturday's 139th running of the Preakness, the 26-year-old riding star can expect an emotional homecoming.
A familiar face will not be there to greet her. Trainer Dickie Small, who...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Abby Fuller dreamed of being a jockey as a little girl in 1968, but at the time there were no women yet in horse racing.
Then came Barbara Jo Rubin, who became the first female jockey to win a race in 1969, giving Fuller hope for a future in the sport....
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks.
Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three...
| May 17, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown — a candidate in the Democratic gubernatorial primary — says he attended the Preakness Day as an "official state function" rather than a campaign event. He may be duty-bound to attend Maryland’s signature horse-...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:53 PM
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...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:22 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:58 PM
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...
| May 31, 2014
| 10:38 PM
With a strong wind at his back as he came through the Belmont Park stretch, Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome breezed a half-mile in 47.69 seconds Saturday morning in his final serious move before the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday....
| May 15, 2014
| 12:49 PM
In his recurring dream, Jose Villegas still gets up in the predawn darkness at his Carroll County farmhouse, loads his riding helmet and boots into the trunk of his Toyota Corolla and drives 75 minutes to Laurel Park.
His favorite part of the dream...