Stories tagged: horse racing
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Then and now: Playfair race track redevelopment
Spokane’s Playfair Race Course, started in 1901 when the land was also the county fairgrounds, was a modest operation compared to glamorous venues in California, Kentucky and New York.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 8:26 p.m.
Good Samaritan produces stunning victory in Jim Dandy
Trainer Bill Mott said at midweek there were enough reasons for Good Samaritan to try the Jim Dandy Stakes, even though the field included the winners of the Kentucky Derby …
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 8:17 p.m.
Arrogate soundly beaten by Accelerate in stunner at Del Mar
Accelerate stunned overwhelming favorite Arrogate to win the $300,000 San Diego Handicap by 8 1/2 lengths at Del Mar, snapping the seven-race winning streak of the world’s top-ranked horse. Ridden …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Diane Nelson, jockey with over 1,000 winners, dies at 54
Diane J. Nelson, a multiple graded-stakes winning jockey who rode over 1,000 winners while capitalizing on her good looks with a modeling career, has died. She was 54.
Tue., July 4, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
Teenage jockey Evin Roman wins title at Santa Anita
Evin Roman shared the riding title at Santa Anita’s winter-spring meet, becoming the second apprentice ever to do so and the first since 1949.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 8:38 p.m.
Ivan Puhich, veteran jockey agent and boxer at Gonzaga, dies at 89
Ivan Puhich, a jockey’s agent who represented such riders as Kentucky Derby winner Mario Gutierrez and boxed for Gonzaga University’s team in 1951, has died. He was 89.
Sat., June 10, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Tapwrit rallies in stretch to win Belmont Stakes
Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths on Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third career victory in the final …
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Belmont Stakes up for grabs in topsy-turvy Triple Crown season
This year’s topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. It does …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 8 a.m.
Japanese horse Epicharis treated for lameness before Belmont
The mystery surrounding the Japanese horse that is the early 4-1 second choice to win the Belmont Stakes has gotten deeper. Epicharis was treated with an anti-inflammatory for lameness in …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:27 p.m.
Irish War Cry returns to Triple Crown as 7-2 Belmont fave
Irish War Cry is returning to the Triple Crown trail as the 7-2 favorite for the Belmont Stakes. The colt claimed that status after expected favorite Classic Empire was forced …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:53 a.m.
Likely favorite Classic Empire to miss Belmont with abscess
Classic Empire is out of the Belmont Stakes because of an abscess in his right front hoof. Trainer Mark Casse says the abscess is a recurrence of the same problem …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz
Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 7 p.m.
13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness
Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides to win the Preakness by a head. The 13-1 long shot was one of five fresh horses in the Preakness …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 5:29 p.m.
Understudy Actress grabs spotlight with Black-Eyed Susan win
Long-shot Actress has won the Black-Eyed Susan, breaking her maiden in the prestigious Grade II race for 3-year-old fillies. Sloshing over a sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course, Actress held …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:08 p.m.
Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits
Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 1/4 lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Always Dreaming heavily favored in early Preakness wagering
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is taking heavy action in early wagering for this weekend’s Preakness. The 4-5 favorite on the morning line, Always Dreaming opened at 1-5 when advance …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 11:34 a.m.
Preakness offers encouraging news for Always Dreaming
Recent history suggests Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming has a good shot at winning the Preakness on Saturday. Always Dreaming will attempt to be the fourth Kentucky Derby winner in …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Conquest Mo Money looks to cash in at Preakness
Conquest Mo Money could be in line for a big payday in the $1.5 million Preakness. He drew the outside post in a field of 10 as a 15-1 shot …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness
The Preakness has never been Todd Pletcher’s race. Its position two weeks after the Derby is too soon for Pletcher. He prefers giving his horses more rest between starts. But …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:32 a.m.
Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby
Charging hard down the stretch, Lookin At Lee barely missed winning the Kentucky Derby as a 33-1 long shot. His second-place finish seemingly impressed no one. Lookin at Lee has …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
Always Dreaming, Classic Empire become ‘neighbors’ for Preakness Stakes
The two best horses in the Preakness Stakes will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Aging Pimlico strains to keep its grip on Preakness
It’s Preakness week, so Pimlico Race Course is spruced up with flowers and fresh paint. That can’t mask the fact that 147-year-old Pimlico is showing its age, and without major …
UPDATED: Sun., May 14, 2017, 9:17 p.m.
New horses among Preakness challenges facing Always Dreaming
After Always Dreaming’s win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the colt will be running in the Preakness with a bulls-eye on his back.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Fresh horses await Derby winner Always Dreaming in Preakness
Always Dreaming is headed to the Preakness in two weeks, when the Kentucky Derby winner is likely to face several fresh horses that skipped the first leg of the Triple …
Sun., May 7, 2017, 7:55 a.m.
Grip on Sports: If you like racing, this is a good weekend near and far
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Yesterday, 19 out of 20 horses who started at the Kentucky Derby finished. Only one, Always Dreaming, was declared the champion, however. Today, more than …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 7:19 p.m.
Always Dreaming rewards many with Kentucky Derby victory
A Kentucky Derby for Always Dreaming rewarded a multitude of connections who made it possible for owner Anthony Bonomo and Brooklyn Boyz Stables. The group includes Teresa Viola, whose husband …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 8:11 p.m.
Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop
Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 4:15 p.m.
The Latest – Kentucky Derby: Always Dreaming wins in slop
Always Dreaming has won the 143rd Kentucky Derby, pulling away from Lookin at Lee in the slop. Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the …
Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Soggy Kentucky Derby day doesn’t dampen party for some fans
Ponchos and rain boots are in fashion on a day usually devoted to sundresses and fancy suits at the Kentucky Derby. Steady rain has turned part of the sprawling Churchill …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
No clear favorite, rain make for unpredictable Kentucky Derby
The 20-horse field for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby lacks a dominant runner. The winter prep races did nothing to establish a clear favorite.