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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...
Rick Dutrow, who trained Big Brown to Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes wins in 2008, has filed a federal lawsuit seekng to overturn his 10-year ban from thoroughbred racing in New York for drug violations. The lawsuit, filed in Brooklyn, says...
The Fabulous ForumHorse Racing Simulation, the most recognized name in virtual racing, along with the National Thoroughbred Racing Assn., recently released a video of their simulation featuring the last 20 Kentucky Derby winners. The field includes: Smarty Jones -- the...
The Fabulous ForumReporters from around the Tribune family tackle the question of the day, then you get a chance to chime in and tell them why they are wrong. Tom Jicha, Sun Sentinel Bob Baffert quipped after Lookin at Lucky drew the......
The Fabulous ForumReporters from around the Tribune family tackle the question of the day, then you get a chance to leave a comment and tell them why they are wrong. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times The smart thing when handicapping the Kentucky......
Man of the HouseSO THE Blue Jay Sluggers cap their undefeated season -- no wins, no losses, 14 ties -- with a party in the park. It's a lavish display befitting today's modern athlete: food, gifts and groupies (in this case, the boys' moms). "Want some lemonade?" one of...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterELMONT, N.Y. -- It didn't happen, big time. Big Brown not only failed to win the Triple Crown, he finished ninth and last in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Trying to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 30 years, Big Brown instead became...
It was a sports year that often seemed blissfully out of touch with the times, with Beijing staging an opulent Olympics amid the backdrop of an earthquake that killed tens of thousands and the New York Yankees' spending hundreds of millions on free agents...
After Kentucky Derby winner Orb finished in fourth place at the Preakness, we are on the longest drought ever for a Triple Crown winner ("Lukas kept prediction to himself: Oxbow," May 20). The last time a horse won a Triple Crown was Affirmed in 1978....
Shug McGaughey, the trainer for Kentucky Derby winner Orb, attributes his calm demeanor since that race to maturity. Had he made it to the Preakness with a Triple Crown chance at a younger age, the 64-year-old insists, the scene would have been...
For all of his laser focus on Saturday's Preakness, Claude "Shug" McGaughey couldn't help but dream ahead to the possibility of his colt, Orb, going for a Triple Crown at his home track of Belmont Park in New York. "I wouldn't be telling you the truth...
NewsdayThe Triple Crown buzz began minutes after Orb splashed across the wire at Churchill Downs, and optimism about the Kentucky Derby winner isn't misplaced. He has the pedigree, connections and versatile running style that inspire confidence, and his...
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