| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Horse racing at Del Mar has long been about turf meeting surf. It's summertime, and the living is easy.
In a sport that is now mostly clumps of uneven grass, Del Mar is a manicured fairway at Augusta National.
These days, the public seems to easily...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:10 PM
USC alumna Dalilah Muhammad won a silver medal in the women’s 400-meter hurdles Thursday at the world track and field championships at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, finishing ahead of training partner Lashinda Demus as American men and women...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:42 PM
BALTIMORE — Chances are, the horse racing public will get it wrong again.
When Oxbow went wire-to-wire in Saturday's Preakness, again ruining a chance for a Triple Crown, it is likely to prompt hand-wringing among those who see it as the...
| May 23, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Santa Anita came away the big winner Thursday when the California Horse Racing Board tentatively approved racing dates for 2014 and 2015 in response to the pending closure of Betfair Hollywood Park on Dec. 22.
Santa Anita will expand its usual fall...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The comeback of Gary Stevens was never intended for a real Triple Crown race aboard a horse named Oxbow.
No preconceived game plan put him in the winner's circle at the Preakness last month, much less on his way to Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Southern California horse racing will get some good news Monday at a time of gloom over the upcoming closure of Hollywood Park. The Breeders' Cup will announce it will return to Santa Anita for an unprecedented third straight year in 2014.
| Jul 7, 2013
At least super horse Game On Dude gave a sad day at Betfair Hollywood Park a grand finale.
At least when the bulldozers start doing their work in January, those in Saturday's crowd of 6,493 for the 74th — and last — Hollywood Gold Cup, will...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:40 PM
There was primping, flirting, laughing, betting, drinking — and that was before the first race went off on opening day at Del Mar.
In what has become the social event of the year in San Diego County, a crowd of 43,030, the largest to attend a...
| Jul 17, 2013
Opening day at Del Mar is set for Wednesday, and it's the one day of the year when Southern California horse racing fans forget about any troubles surrounding the sport.
Fans come out en masse (attendance on opening day was 47,339 last year), colorful...
| 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,...
| 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,...