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  • Jockey Michael Baze died of accidental overdose, coroner reports

     
    Michael Baze, the jockey who was found dead in his vehicle at Churchill Downs last month, died of an accidental overdose of cocaine and a prescription pain medication, the Jefferson County, Ky., coroner's office said Friday. Deputy coroner Jim Wesley........
  • Question of the Day: Who is going to win the Kentucky Derby?

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to weigh in with a comment of your own. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times Anyone who thinks they have......
  • Saturday's Highlights: 'Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour' on HBO

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 8 - 14 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 8 - 14 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Jim Murray, May 8, 1961

     
    May 8, 1961: I was rooting hard for old John Longden on Saturday. You knew it was his last long ride around Churchill Downs. John has won races under all kinds of conditions, including three at Jamaica one day when......
  • Jockey Michael Baze, found dead in car, was facing cocaine charge [Updated]

     
    Michael Baze, the 24-year-old Southern California jockey found dead in his vehicle Tuesday at Churchill Downs, had been charged with first-degree possession of cocaine in November and was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Thursday, according to court...
  • Question of the day: Who will win the Preakness? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses and feel free to weigh in with a comment of your own. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times The best horse in the Preakness is......
  • Question of the day: If Zenyatta wins on Saturday, should she be considered the greatest horse of all time? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around the Tribune Co. weigh in on the topic. Check back throughout the day for more responses, and feel free to leave a comment of your own. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times All debate should end over who......
  • Zenyatta has final tuneup for Breeders' Cup Classic

     
    Unbeaten Zenyatta had a final tuneup Saturday at Hollywood Park in preparation for the $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, going six furlongs in 1:11 4/5 seconds. Zenyatta, who has won all 19 of her starts,......
  • Zenyatta continues her perfect run with Lady's Secret Stakes victory at Hollywood Park

     
    Zenyatta’s pursuit of perfection continued on Saturday, and the 6-year-old mare responded by winning her 19th consecutive race in taking the Grade I $250,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes as she ran down Switch in the homestretch to win by half a......
  • Vacationing with elderly parents can bring unexpected pleasures

     
    While many people might think of a vacation as time to get away from family, there are many reasons to take a vacation with elderly parents, including bridging a generation gap. Rosemary McClure tried it. And liked it. And wrote about it in her It's All...
  • Secretariat movie will invoke special memories for everyone

     
    There are moments in sports history never to be forgotten, and one of those is Secretariat’s 31-length triumph in the 1973 Belmont Stakes. The Walt Disney Co. is releasing its new film, “Secretariat,” on Oct. 8, which tells the story......