| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:08 PM
There was much discussion, going into Sunday's $1-million Pacific Classic. It was about jockeys who have ridden, and might ride, super-horse Game On Dude.
It looks as if it doesn't matter. Shaquille O'Neal could ride this horse and win.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:57 PM
It is an overcast morning Friday, and a tiny woman sits on a bale of hay outside a distant barn at Santa Anita. In the stall behind her is a giant race horse.
Her name is Kathy Ritvo, his is Mucho Macho Man.
She weighs barely 100 pounds. He stands...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Santa Anita is completing a $15 million renovation designed to create a new audio-visual experience at the Arcadia track.
Chairman Keith Brackpool gave a tour to reporters on Monday night showing off the new clubhouse mezzanine that is now filled with...
| 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,...