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Horse Racing

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  • Del Mar plans to switch to dirt surface in 2015

    Del Mar plans to switch to dirt surface in 2015
    So much for the grand experiment of having synthetic surfaces for horse racing in Southern California. The last holdout, Del Mar, plans to switch to a dirt surface in 2015, track president Joe Harper said Wednesday. After that, the only remaining...
  • U.S. men face tough challenge in super-giant slalom at Sochi Olympics

    U.S. men face tough challenge in super-giant slalom at Sochi Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia -- The U.S. men are still on the alpine clock in Sochi and haven't made very good time. The second Olympic weekend is almost put to bed and the Americans have yet to hang anything resembling a medal around their necks. They are on pace...
  • Maggie Estep dies at 50; writer and spoken word artist

    Maggie Estep dies at 50; writer and spoken word artist
    With a strong push from MTV, spoken-word poetry went mainstream in the mid-1990s, and Maggie Estep was its leading lady. Dressed in black, often backed by a rock band, Estep was a sassy, slightly twisted New Yorker who wrote and performed humorous,...
  • After impressive win at Santa Anita, Candy Boy will stay put

    After impressive win at Santa Anita, Candy Boy will stay put
    In the horse-racing world, it is still a lifetime until the May 3 Kentucky Derby. The top horses get hurt. They get ill. They suddenly, for no apparent reason, start turning in the training times of a plow horse. The favorites of mid-February become the...
  • Two key stakes races at Santa Anita on Saturday

    Two of the stars in the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, the unbeaten 3-year-old Midnight Hawk and $5.7-million career earner Game On Dude, figure to be heavily favored Saturday in important stakes races at Santa Anita. The Grade II, $250,000...
  • Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety to the rescue in super combined?

    Sochi Olympics: Ted Ligety to the rescue in super combined?
    SOCHI, Russia — There is a compelling race taking place in the mountains that has nothing to do with Austrians, timing devices or finish lines. It's the mad dash to complete the Olympic Alpine events before the snow melts and Rosa Khutor becomes a...
  • Jockeying for memorabilia at Hollywood Park

    Jockeying for memorabilia at Hollywood Park
    If you have memories of a place that stretch over a lifetime — from when you were a kid there to when you brought your kids and then their kids — it's hard to go back and see it empty and unloved, the flowers unwatered and dead, dust coating...
  • Democrats may take action against Sen. Wright

    Democrats may take action against Sen. Wright
    SACRAMENTO — Although state Sen. Roderick D. Wright won't be sentenced on his felony convictions until March, judgment day from the Democrat's peers in the Legislature may be imminent. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) said...
  • Pals Mike Smith and Gary Stevens saddle up for Breeders' Cup

    Pals Mike Smith and Gary Stevens saddle up for Breeders' Cup
    Most people think next weekend's horse racing extravaganza at Santa Anita is the Breeders' Cup. It's actually the Mike and Gary Show. They are Mike Smith and Gary Stevens, the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady of their sport. They are long in experience...
  • Sprint champion Points Offthebench is euthanized

    Sprint champion Points Offthebench is euthanized
    With one week to go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships, tragedy struck Santa Anita race track on Saturday morning. Points Offthebench, a winner of four consecutive races that was being prepared for the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Sprint, suffered a...
  • Crowd catches the tail end of horse racing at historic Hollywood Park

    Crowd catches the tail end of horse racing at historic Hollywood Park
    The bugler in his green coat and top hat tried to sound upbeat as he blew the traditional "Call to Post," but he might just as well have been playing a dirge. Down by the rail, Todd Matzner listened with a cigar stub clamped between his teeth. "I...