| Dec 23, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Zenyatta loses! Rachel Alexandra finishes seventh! Not to worry. The two female equine stars became part of the backstretch chatter -- if the not the winner's circle -- following Tuesday's vote for Female Athlete of the Year by members of......
| May 24, 2012
| 5:05 PM
Trainer Doug O’Neill has been suspended by the California Horse Racing Board for 45 days because one of his horses tested positive for high levels of carbon dioxide in 2010.
O’Neill’s punishment won’t start before July 1, allowing...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Like many storied rivalries from the past, the careers of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady will be forever linked.
Although Brady is 10-4 in games against Manning’s teams — Indianapolis and Denver — since the 2004 playoffs they have...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 7:03 AM
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of horse racing fans who still love Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year who won 19 of 20 races and is now living the good life as a broodmare at Lane’s End Farm in Versailles, Ky. And 2014 could be an...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 27, 2008
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...
| Jun 8, 2008
ELMONT, 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...
| Jul 15, 2008
| 1:37 PM
As a rule, I'm skeptical of cities that bill themselves as "The [fill in the blank] Capital of the World."
Such claims seem boastful, dubious or, at best, a weak gimmick. Has anyone actually traveled to Ft. Payne, Ala., because it's crowned itself "The...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 11:11 AM
Charles John "Chick" Lang, 83, the longtime head of Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course who helped make the Preakness a must-watch for sports fans around the country, died Thursday of natural causes in a medical facility...
| Nov 26, 2009
Ira "Babe" Hanford, who as an 18-year-old apprentice jockey rode 20-1 shot Bold Venture to victory in the 1936 Kentucky Derby, died Saturday in Ocala, Fla., after a long illness, said his wife of 67 years, Virginia. He was 91.
He was the oldest living...