| 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 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...
| 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.
| Apr 30, 2013
| 10:13 AM
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| Jan 4, 2013
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, out of racing since his retirement in November 2005, will begin what he hopes to be a comeback Sunday in the sixth race at Santa Anita.
Stevens, 49, will ride Jebrica in a $50,000 claiming race.
"My passion is still...
| Jan 5, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Horse racing's road to the triple crown has begun, and there is a touch of déjà vu already.
Trainer Doug O'Neill's Goldencents outbattled two Bob Baffert horses Saturday at Santa Anita in one of the several winter 3-year-old prep races to the Kentucky...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 6:44 PM
Santa Anita once ran a promotional campaign that should never have been abandoned. It teased and tickled and remains a message of pride for Southern California horse racing fans.
"What do you open the day after Christmas?"
The sport that spends much...
| Dec 28, 2012
Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who presided over the swift and devastating 1991 military assault on Iraq that transformed the Middle East and reminded America what it was like to win a war, died Thursday of complications from pneumonia. He was 78.
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:45 PM
John Shirreffs should not depart the Southern California thoroughbred racing scene without a salute. So cup your right hand to your forehead and read on.
There will be no brass bands playing when Shirreffs leaves.
That's partly because it will be...
| May 4, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Contrary to popular perception, this will not be the first Kentucky Derby ride for jockey Kevin Krigger. Maybe his fifth or sixth.
Of course, when he got his first saddle as a teenager in the Virgin Islands, he didn't have the...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Santa Anita Derby winner Goldencents was put through his final workout on Thursday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for a start in the Kentucky Derby on May 4.
Goldencents was clocked in 1 minute 16.20 seconds for the breeze under exercise rider...