| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Apparently, trainer Doug O'Neill has taken the name of his most famous horse literally. Saturday, he decided, I'll Have Another.
So, here we go again. If race fans have that feeling of "Groundhog Day," nobody could blame them. The O'Neill Show, a...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Obviously is one of the top milers in American horse racing, and the 5-year-old gelding showed off his talent on Saturday at Betfair Hollywood Park, winning the $150,000 American Handicap at a mile on the turf course.
Under jockey Joe Talamo,...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
BALTIMORE — Horse racing's Preakness is a place of history and a bubble of hope.
If you come here with a Kentucky Derby victory under your belt, as trainer Shug McGaughey and Orb have, you have little time to appreciate that history. You are...
| May 17, 2013
BALTIMORE — It is difficult to be at the Preakness this year without feeling a tinge of jealousy. That is especially true if you are just a few days removed from a visit to the current dungeon of California racing, a.k.a. Hollywood Park.
| May 10, 2013
Everyone knew the day was coming and now it's a reality. After 75 years of horse racing, Betfair Hollywood Park will end its operations following the final race of its autumn meeting Dec. 22.
The words "sad day" were repeated often Thursday afternoon at...
| May 11, 2013
With its announcement Thursday, Hollywood Park did little to refute the theory that horse racing is a sport in need of hospice.
They raced at the Inglewood track Friday, but it wasn't business as usual. Nor will it be the rest of this meeting and the...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:25 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — With nary a thought to Hamlet, trainer Bob Baffert is currently suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
In his current situation, and in a world where oft-misinformed social media stirs the rumor pot to a boil,...
| May 4, 2013
| 6:50 PM
LOUISVILLE, KY. — Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey is a man who looks like the embodiment of the nickname that is all anybody calls him by. Short and unassuming, he said this week he made an effort to enjoy the run-up to the Kentucky Derby,...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:02 AM
California lawmakers consider legalization of sports betting...
| Oct 30, 2012
Tennis champion Margaret Osborne duPont, the winner of 37 Grand Slam singles and doubles titles from the 1940s into the 1960s, has died in Texas. She was 94.
DuPont died Wednesday in El Paso while in hospice care, Mary Skinner of VNA Hospice said. The...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:37 PM
We’re on a losing streak in Southern California, if not statewide, that just got worse with the recent cancellation of the HBO television series, “Luck,” which had none. As a result, more than a new TV series with poor viewer ratings but...