| May 5, 2012
| 11:22 AM
It’s hot – but not too hot – and humid – but not too humid – here as 150,000 people make their way toward Churchill Downs, where the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby will take place at about 6:30 tonight.
Hard rain fell...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Hansen does not need to try to be noticed.
The nearly all-white colt always stands out among his peers.
Yet on Thursday morning, the Breeders' Cup juvenile champion did all he could to draw the attention of a robust crowd on his first day this week at...
| May 2, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Graham Motion shrugs his shoulders when asked, then offers, as usual, a dirt-honest appraisal of his horse, Went the Day Well.
"He's a good horse, deserves to be here," the trainer of last year's Kentucky Derby winner, Animal Kingdom, said about his...
| May 4, 2012
| 8:09 AM
It’s Oaks Day at Churchill Downs, and the color pink has grown over the vast grandstand and the sprawling infield. The “Pink Out” will help raise money for cancer charities, as it has done in recent years. That’s all part of what...
| May 4, 2012
| 5:58 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The red-headed girl who shocked Maryland horse racing with her daring debut in 2005 was coronated as an elite jockey Friday at Churchill Downs.
Rosie Napravnik won the Kentucky Oaks on Believe You Can. She is the first woman to...
| May 6, 2012
| 5:10 PM
As preparations begin on Old Hilltop for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, the star of the field already has a confirmed arrival date.
Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will show up Monday, much earlier than originally expected...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 12:23 AM
Bold Affair caught front-runner Valiant Passion and rolled to a convincing victory in the $75,000 Primonetta Stakes, the feature offering Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
Abel Castellano asked the 4-year-old filly to engage Valiant Passion around the far...
| May 15, 2012
| 2:51 PM
In another time, Maryland was a hotbed for horse racing, its history rich and its purses comparable to other states. It was a place where jockeys could make a career and not have to contemplate leaving for New York or California.
Since the late 1980s,...
| Apr 7, 2012
| 8:32 PM
Maryland's Done Talking, ridden by Sheldon Russell, burst through in a crowded field to win the $500,000 Grade III Illinois Derby on Saturday at Hawthorne Race Course.
Entering the far turn, 5-2 favorite Currency Swap began to move up taking over fifth...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 1:29 PM
Rosie Napravnik became the first woman ever to win the Kentucky Oaks five weeks ago.
Today, the former Hereford student who began her career in Maryland can become the second woman to win the Belmont – or any Triple Crown race, for that matter...
| May 2, 2014
| 12:29 PM
California Chrome, el gran favorito para ganar el Derby de Kentucky (5-2), partirá de la quinta puerta de salida en la 140 edición de la famosa 'Carrera de las Rosas' que se correrá mañana sábado en Churchill Downs.
California Chrome será montado por...
| May 16, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The call to post for the Preakness Stakes will be as follows:
No. 1. Dynamic Impact (12-1 morning line odds) — Has won two of his three races this year and will be ridden by first-time Preakness jockey Miguel Mena.
No. 2. General A Rod (15-1)...