| 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...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:18 PM
Apparently, trainer Doug O'Neill has taken the name of his most famous horse literally. Saturday, he decided, I'll Have Another.
So, here we go again. If race fans have that feeling of "Groundhog Day," nobody could blame them. The O'Neill Show, a...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:44 AM
It has been 40 years since Secretariat's stunning 31-length victory in the 1973 Belmont Stakes capped a dramatic Triple Crown sweep.
This year's Belmont Stakes at 1½ miles is set for Saturday in New York, so taking a look back at video of Secretariat'...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:40 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens really thought this was going to be the year.
"The way Orb won the Kentucky Derby, I thought we'd have another Triple Crown winner," he told me in a lengthy interview for a story that ran in Saturday's L.A. Times.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:30 PM
What could have been a chance at the first Triple Crown in 35 years will instead come down to this for Baltimore County resident Stuart Janney Jr: a shot at redemption.
Always measured, Janney avoids soaring rhetoric when discussing racing. He's been...
| May 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
BALTIMORE — Horse racing's Preakness is a place of history and a bubble of hope.
If you come here with a Kentucky Derby victory under your belt, as trainer Shug McGaughey and Orb have, you have little time to appreciate that history. You are...
| May 18, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, who at age 50 came out of retirement earlier this year, led Oxbow to a wire-to-wire victory in 1:57.54 and a big upset of Kentucky Derby winner Orb today in the 138th Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Stevens is the...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Kentucky Derby winner Orb drew the No. 1 post and was named the 1-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Orb trainer Shug McGaughey said he didn't think the rail position would affect his horse.
"Not going to say I...
| May 15, 2013
| 4:35 PM
BALTIMORE — Wednesday morning at Pimlico race track was similar to most mornings for Claude McGaughey III. Except there were lots of reporters around, which made it different.
McGaughey is a thoroughbred horse trainer, currently the one in the...
| May 17, 2013
BALTIMORE — It is difficult to be at the Preakness this year without feeling a tinge of jealousy. That is especially true if you are just a few days removed from a visit to the current dungeon of California racing, a.k.a. Hollywood Park.
| May 1, 2013
| 5:15 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As the Kentucky Derby approaches, consider Dennis O'Neill and Tom Knust as Twin Spires for racehorse Goldencents.
The backstretch barns at Churchill Downs were celebrity central Wednesday morning, led by the current biggest...