| Oct 30, 2012
With the temperature in the mid-80s on Monday and not a single cloud visible at Santa Anita, the draw was held for this weekend's Breeders' Cup, even though 14 horses entered in the world championships are still stuck in New York and Kentucky waiting...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:52 PM
Bob Baffert is flat on his back and hears those around him saying he has the "widow maker," like he doesn't already know his chest is killing him.
He's in Dubai this past March. He's 59 and figures he's doomed.
"It was like, 'oh man, this is it.' I'm...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:01 PM
When it comes to winning Breeders' Cup races, trainer Bill Mott has been one of the best. He has won eight, including last year's $5-million Classic with Drosselmeyer.
On Saturday, he'll have Flat Out, Ron The Greek and To Honor And Serve set to go in...
| Nov 1, 2012
California Flag is the senior citizen of racehorses this weekend at Santa Anita. The 8-year-old gelding will try to become the oldest horse to win a Breeders' Cup race.
"He's getting whiter and whiter," trainer Brian Koriner said Wednesday morning of the...
| Sep 25, 2012
Southern California horse racing has chosen a fitting way to open up a crucial meeting. It named a race for Eddie Delahoussaye.
Santa Anita will be back in business Friday, for a meeting highlighted by the first of two straight Breeders' Cups. Around...
| Aug 19, 2012
Maybe you've always suspected that there was more to San Diego's North County than beach towns, rolling hills, expat giraffes and a walled kingdom of brightly colored plastic. But frankly, they had me at beach towns.
I always figured the rest —...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 5:32 AM
What do you get when you cross a Renaissance fair with a Las Vegas spectacle and a few hundred Roman gladiators, swashbuckling musketeers and marauding Vikings?
The one-of-a-kind Puy du Fou historical theme park in the French countryside.
PHOTOS: Puy du...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 6:05 PM
Hansen, the almost all-white winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, put himself near the top of the list of Kentucky Derby favorites with an easy win in Saturday's Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.
He beat a weak field but won with confidence and a hand ride...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 8:46 PM
Saturday at Santa Anita was a great day for Bob Baffert, for Baffert fans, and for fans of soap opera drama.
Baffert, a long-proven masterful trainer of thoroughbreds, won three of the five Grade I races, each worth $250,000, that qualified the winner...
| Oct 2, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Zenyattaâs pursuit of perfection continued on Saturday, and the 6-year-old mare responded by winning her 19th consecutive race in taking the Grade I $250,000 Ladyâs Secret Stakes as she ran down Switch in the homestretch to win by half a......
| Oct 13, 2010
| 9:32 PM
If the art world were a horse race, then the annual power lists that art magazines generate toward the end of year would really matter. Who placed and who didn't? Who inched ahead of whom? Which dark horse upset the......