| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Once the Southern California hope for the Triple Crown, Goldencents emerged again spectacularly in the $1-million Dirt Mile on Friday in the opening day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.
The Doug O'Neill-trained horse, under a strategically perfect...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Goldencents, who earlier this year was considered a strong Kentucky Derby horse, set blistering early fractions and held on to win the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile for trainer Doug O'Neill.
Goldencents, winner of the Santa Anita Derby, went off at 6-1 in the...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Joel Rosario fits on the back of a racehorse as perfectly as a carrot fits in a snowman's face.
He is Nicklaus with a five-iron in his hand, Crenshaw with a putter. If this were hockey, he'd be the Great One.
He is fast becoming that in horse racing....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:14 PM
For gamblers, this weekend's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita offer the most challenging but potentially the most lucrative betting opportunities of the year.
"It's high risk but also high reward," Daily Racing Form national...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Most thoroughbreds leave their barns to go to the races. Paynter got off his deathbed.
Were he to somehow win Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita — a longshot outcome — it would be a story that deserved all the adjectives that...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 7:42 PM
Last January, when Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens launched his comeback after seven years in retirement, his daughter, Madison, wasn't happy. She was in the winner's circle at Santa Anita, crying, "I want my daddy."
Eight months later, the 4-year-...
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A stumble and a jockey spill on the other side of the country Friday has scrambled the landscape for Sunday's $1-million Grade I Pacific Classic at Del Mar.
When jockey Joel Rosario's ride in the seventh race at Saratoga, Casual Elegance, lost her...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:51 PM
NEW YORK — New York's attorney general has accused an Anaheim lender of illegally charging triple-digit interest rates on personal loans, then hounding borrowers to collect payments when they inevitably fell behind.
The lawsuit, filed late Monday,...
| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:44 PM
All things considered, Craig Lewis should be spending his days alongside a jury box, not a racing rail. He should be doing battle with Mark Geragos, not Bob Baffert.
Lewis is much happier in boots and jeans than coat and tie. As a student at Cal, he did...