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  • Skip Away Earns Kentucky Derby Start With Win At Blue Grass Stakes

    Skip Away romped home in the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, Ky., and trainer Sonny Hine was not surprised, although he was a little off on the winning …


  • Derby Picture Looks Crowded

    The Kentucky Derby still is four weeks away, and already the field is filling up. As many as six could come out of the Santa Anita Derby alone, although none …


  • Cavonnier Wins In Upset

    Cavonnier, ridden by Chris McCarron, came from off the pace to win the $1 million Santa Anita Derby, upsetting two of D. Wayne Lukas’ horses in the last major western …


  • Miscellany

    Michael Tabor sold his string of English betting parlors after winning the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes last year with Thunder Gulch. This year, he’s gambling on Honour and Glory. …


  • Miscellany

    Robert Alexander “Bones” Hamilton, a standout running back at Stanford from 1933-35, died at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 83. Utah State assistant David Miller was named …


  • Miscellany

    In Greece, the symbolic flame of the 1996 Summer Olympics sparked to life and began a 111-day journey to Atlanta beginning in Ancient Olympia, as first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton …


  • Trainer Predicts Roar

    Roar is the horse for today’s $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes, says John Parisella, who has the perspective of being the leading trainer at Turfway Park. For Wayne Lukas, the Beam …


  • Miscellany

    Chad Remackel stuffed in the winning goal 9:31 into the second overtime to give Colorado College a 4-3 win over Vermont in a semifinal game of the NCAA Division I …


  • Valiant In Stretch, Cigar Edges ‘Soul’ For 14th Straight Win

    Cigar, the great American thoroughbred who traveled more than 6,000 miles to race here, held off a stiff stretch challenge Wednesday to win the $4 million Dubai World Cup by …


  • Cigar Faces Major Test

    Cigar, the 1995 horse of the year, tries for his 14th consecutive victory today in the $4 million Dubai World Cup. With a win, Cigar would become the richest racehorse …


  • Cigar Adds Wet Going To Challenges In Dubai American Star Draws 8th Post For World’s Richest Horse Race

    Everyone knew that Cigar, America’s 1995 Horse of the Year, would face many challenges when he traveled to Dubai in search of his 14th straight victory. But no one thought …


  • Sports People

    All-American Marcus Camby of Massachusetts and Saudia Roundtree of Georgia were chosen Boost-Naismith College Basketball Players of the Year and their coaches, John Calipari of UMass and Andy Landers of …


  • Unbridled’s Song In Tune

    Unbridled’s Song, the Kentucky Derby future-book favorite, took the lead with three furlongs to go and pulled away to a 5-3/4-length victory in the $500,000 Florida Derby. The victory was …


  • Miscellany

    Twice The Vice, ridden by Chris McCarron, held off Sleep Easy to win the $300,000 Santa Margarita Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita, Calif. Earlier in the day, …


  • Miscellany

    Trainer Bill Mott virtually committed to a trip to Dubai next week for Cigar after watching the 1995 horse of the year gallop 1-1/2 miles at Gulfstream in Hallandale, Fla. …


  • Miscellany

    At Indian Wells, Calif., Steffi Graf, sidelined with a foot injury since winning the season-ending Women’s Tennis Association Tour Championships in November, has entered next week’s State Farm Evert Cup. …


  • Miscellany

    Late entry Jose Luis Molina of Costa Rica won the men’s division and Lyubov Klochko of Ukraine won the women’s division of the Los Angeles Marathon. Molina won in two …


  • Cigar Still Out

    Cigar, recovering from a bruised foot, walked under tack at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., but the 1995 horse of the year won’t get back to the track until at …


  • Cigar Will Skip Santa Anita

    Cigar, the 1995 horse of the year, will not race in the Santa Anita Handicap Saturday and his appearance in the $4 million Dubai World Cup is very much in …


  • Cigar Has Hoof Treated; His Racing Future Unknown

    Cigar began the road to an uncertain recovery on Friday, the abscess in his right front foot healing but the impact on his racing schedule still unknown. But he was …


  • Cigar Injures Foot

    Cigar has bruised his right front foot, and his handlers are not sure how long the injury will sideline the 1995 Horse of the Year. Cigar, who extended his winning …


  • Miscellany

    Tisha Venturini and Tiffeny Milbrett scored first-half goals to lead the United States women’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Sweden at Houston. It was the Americans’ second victory …


  • Miscellany

    Refrigerator, the richest quarter horse in racing history, is retiring from competition after six years of racing. Refrigerator earned year-end championships annually between 1990-94, including the overall world title in …


  • Cigar Wins 13th Straight

    Cigar began 1996 the same way he finished last year - in first place. Cigar, the newly christened Horse of the Year, coasted to his 13th consecutive victory by winning …


  • Cigar Rules Eclipse Awards

    The Cigar crew picked up five Eclipse Awards, including horse-of-the-year honors, and then trainer Bill Mott and jockey Jerry Bailey quickly left in ownerbreeder Allen Paulson’s jet for Florida, where …


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  • Miscellany

    The Idaho State basketball team has fallen to seven scholarship players after freshman guard Tracy Blake, who was suspended indefinitely last Friday, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of battery. …


  • Best Pal Retires

    Best Pal, the third-ranking money winner in thoroughbred history, has been retired following an eighth-place finish in his last outing. Best Pal, who first raced in 1990, will return to …


  • Cigar Dominates Eclipse Awards

    Cigar’s perfect racing season got even better as owner Allen Paulson, trainer Bill Mott and jockey Jerry Bailey each won Eclipse Awards for outstanding achievement in thoroughbred racing in 1995. …


  • Sports People

    Goaltender Jim Carey of the Washington Capitals was selected as NHL Player of the Week after three wins, two of them shutouts, posting a 1.33 goals-against average and a .944 …

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