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Awad Kicks To Victory

Eddie Maple supplied the patience and Awad delivered the kick, rallying to win the Arlington Million at Chicago’s Arlington International Race Course in record time. Awad pulled away for a …


Shortage Of Horses Not Likely Playfair Outlook Encouraging, According To Racing Official

Playfair Race Course will attract enough quality horses to run a competitive meet, the Spokane track’s director of racing said Wednesday. “From the applications we’ve had for stalls, from our …


Sports People

Soccer forward Hugo Sanchez, who won five scoring titles and four league championships in seven seasons with Real Madrid in Spain, will compete in the Major League Soccer season that …


Thunder Gulch Takes Travers

Thunder Gulch is slowly challenging for Horse of the Year. Very slowly. And a little awkwardly, too. The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes winner captured the 1-1/4-mile …


Sports People

Jeff Green led a rain-shortened qualifying session at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., for the Detroit Gasket 200 NASCAR Busch Grand National stock car race… . Trainer …


Cordero Plans Comeback

Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero, whose spectacular riding career was cut short by injury three years ago, said he is going to ride again at age 52. Cordero, who …


Miscellany

Bruce Baumgartner won his fifth world-level title and the United States recovered from a disastrous Saturday performance to win the team title in the World Freestyle Wrestling Championships in Atlanta. …


Miscellany

American Lance Armstrong zipped ahead in a tight final to win the San Sebastian Classic cycling race at San Sebastian, Spain, with second-place finisher Stefano Della Santa of Italy 2 …


Miscellany

National champion UCLA will play Santa Clara in the opening round of the Maui Classic basketball tournament in November. Other first-round matchups are: Chaminade vs. Michigan State; Villanova vs. Wisconsin; …


Trotting Favorite Fails

John Campbell scored a record-tying fourth driving victory in the historic Hambletonian, guiding lightly raced Tagliabue to an easy win in a race that might be remembered most for the …


Electrical Woes Analyzed

Kentucky investigators looking into the fire at Ellis Park racetrack that burned a thoroughbred barn focused on possible electrical problems. The death toll of the race horses climbed to 27 …


Fire Destroys Stable

A predawn fire engulfed a barn at Ellis Park race track, killing as many as 26 thoroughbreds. One stable groom was slightly burned trying to free horses from the flames. …


Miscellany

Serena’s Song became the first filly to win the Haskell Invitational, holding off a strong finish by Pyramid Peak to win the $500,000 stakes race at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, …


Thunder Gulch Prevails

Thunder Gulch, still overlooked despite coming within one length of winning the Triple Crown, captured the $500,000 Swaps Open at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. Given a flawless ride by …


No Camels Here, Horses May Be In At Dubai The March Event Could Lead To The Biggest Horse Racing Purse Ever

An event that could change the sport of thoroughbred racing worldwide will be staged in March in Dubai when the Emirates Racing Association, controlled by the ruling Maktoum family, puts …


Regal Discovery Prevails

Todd Kabel rode 9-1 chance Regal Discovery to a 1-length victory in the 136th Queen’s Plate, one of Canada’s premier races, at Woodbine. Regal Discovery ran 1 miles in 2:03 …


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Serena’s Song, the queen of the fillies, may have run one race too many. She showed it in the homestretch at Belmont Park when she was run down and defeated …


Famed Jockey Neves Dies

Ralph Neves, a Hall of Fame jockey who made headlines in 1936 when he walked out of a mortuary after being declared dead in a track accident, died Friday at …


Horse Expected To Recoup

Concern should recover from injuries sustained leaving the gate at the start of the Hollywood Gold Cup in Inglewood, Calif., on Sunday. The 4-year-old thoroughbred loosened a tooth and lightly …


Cigar Chews Up Gold Cup Field

In eight months, Cigar has gone from anonymity to dominance in thoroughbred racing. Cigar scored his ninth straight victory Sunday - and perhaps his most impressive - by winning the …


Winged Love Wins Derby

Owner Sheikh Mohammed and trainer Andre Fabre completed a rare double when 5-1 shot Winged Love won the $960,000 Irish Derby at The Curragh in Kildare, Ireland. Previously, Mohammed and …


Cigar Will Face Seven

Cigar, whose eight straight wins have made him the leading candidate for Horse of the Year honors, heads a field of eight entrants for Sunday’s $1 million Hollywood Gold Cup …


Gold Cup Purse Increases

Cigar and Concern will run in Sunday’s Hollywood Gold Cup, according to their trainers, meaning the value of the race at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif., will increase from $750,000 …


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The Arizona Cardinals aren’t leaving the state and have no plans to do so in the foreseeable future, the NFL team’s general counsel said in Phoenix. St. Louis attorney Thomas …


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Concern Outlasts Field

Concern, showing no signs of jet lag from a cross-country flight, drew away from a contingent of California horses in the stretch to win the $273,400 Californian by 2 1/4 …


Lukas Plans To Extend His Triple Crown Streak

With his Triple Crown streak at a record five straight victories, trainer D. Wayne Lukas already has his mind on No. 6. And maybe No. 7 and No. 8, as …


Thunder Gulch Takes Belmont

D. Wayne has his hands full after Thunder Gulch gives him his fifth consecutive Triple Crown win. Photo by Associated Press


Want A Good Plodder? Try Timber Country

He’s still a plodder and he’s not that good. I’m no Timber Country fan. But I can’t beat him, not in the Belmont Stakes, so I won’t waste my money …


Group’s Persistent Attacks Annoy Omak Rodeo Backers Paws Continues Its Battle To Stop Downhill Horse Race

Organizers of Omak’s “World Famous Suicide Race” say a Seattle-area group is spreading misinformation in its perennial battle to stop the downhill horse race. The Progressive Animal Welfare Society announced …