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  • The week in animal photos: May 9-15

     
    Because we love animals, photography and you, we've compiled a gallery of our favorite pictures taken last week from around the animal kingdom. In this gallery, you'll see dogs, of course (in fact, our personal favorite shot of the bunch......
  • Question of the day: Who will win the Preakness?

     
    Reporters 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......
  • Question of the day: Who will win the Kentucky Derby? [Updated]

     
    Reporters 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......
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: The Kentucky Derby on NBC

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 2 - 8 in PDF format This week's TV Movies THEY'RE OFF! Dublin trains for the 136th Run for the Roses. Coverage begins with a special at 11 a.m.......
  • Rachel Alexandra loses another race

     
    The reigning Horse of the Year, Rachel Alexandra, lost her second consecutive race of 2010 on Friday, finishing second to Unrivaled Belle in the $418,800 La Troienne at Churchill Downs. Jockey Kent Desormeaux rode Unrivaled Belle to victory in the......
  • Drew Brees' horse is entered into Saturday's Santa Anita Derby

    Drew Brees' horse is entered into Saturday's Santa Anita Derby
    Drew Brees has already won a Super Bowl and now has his sights set on the Kentucky Derby. The New Orleans Saints quarterback is part-owner of a racehorse named Holy Candy, who could end up running at Churchill Downs in Louisville on the first Saturday in...
  • PASSINGS

    Jon Hager 'Hee Haw' comedian, musician Jon Hager, 67, who performed in the musical comedy duo the Hager Twins on the television show "Hee Haw," was found dead in his Nashville apartment Friday. Hager had apparently died in his sleep, said Sam Lovullo,...
  • Ismael 'Milo' Valenzuela dies at 74; Hall of Fame jockey

    Ismael 'Milo' Valenzuela dies at 74; Hall of Fame jockey
    Hall of Fame jockey Ismael "Milo" Valenzuela, who won both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 1958 and 1968 and retired with a remarkable 2,545 overall triumphs, died Wednesday at his Arcadia home after a lengthy illness. He was 74. Valenzuela,...
  • Rachel Alexandra beats Zenyatta for Horse of the Year

     
    Rachel Alexandra won the first matchup between racing's leading ladies, beating out Zenyatta for Horse of the Year. Maybe the next time the two superstars compete it will be on the track. "Someday we'll meet, and we'll decide at that......
  • Kentucky Derby track owner to buy Youbet.com

     
    Burbank-based online horse-betting firm Youbet.com Inc. said Wednesday that it agreed to a buyout by racetrack owner Churchill Downs Inc., which also controls a rival online-betting operation. The cash-and-stock deal is worth $127 million, though Youbet....
  • Bobby Frankel, Hall of Fame thoroughbred-racehorse trainer, dead at 68

     
    Thoroughbred-racehorse trainer Robert "Bobby" Frankel died at his Pacific Palisades home Monday after a battle with lymphoma. Frankel was a Hall of Fame trainer and a five-time winner of the Eclipse Award for Outstanding Trainer who worked with horses...