Stories tagged: horse racing
Wed., May 11, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
Newsmakers: Minnesota picks Mark Coyle from Syracuse as new AD
Syracuse athletic director
Tue., May 10, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
No Triple Crown bump for Kentucky Derby in TV ratings
There were high hopes that the popularity of horse racing would be energized a year after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.
Sun., May 8, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Derby winner Nyquist heads to Preakness; new rivals await
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist heads to Baltimore on Monday to prepare for the Preakness, where the undefeated colt could face up to 13 rivals including nine new shooters seeking to …
Sat., May 7, 2016, 11:24 p.m.
Nyquist takes lead on final turn, wins Kentucky Derby
Nyquist stormed into the lead on the turn for home and won the Kentucky Derby to become just the eighth undefeated horse to win the Run for the Roses.
Fri., May 6, 2016, 10:53 p.m.
Nyquist a disrespected favorite for Kentucky Derby
Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn’t getting …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:09 p.m.
Cathryn Sophia wins Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs
Cathryn Sophia took charge entering the stretch and rolled to victory Friday in the 142nd Kentucky Oaks Friday at Churchill Downs.
Thu., May 5, 2016, 7:18 p.m.
Baffert returns to Kentucky Derby with under the radar horse
Bob Baffert feels under the radar with his latest horse at the Kentucky Derby. All anyone wants to talk about is American Pharoah, last year’s winner who went on to …
Wed., May 4, 2016, 8:21 p.m.
22 horses entered for Kentucky Derby; field limited to 20
Doug O’Neill was all smiles after early 3-1 favorite Nyquist drew the No. 13 post for the 142nd Kentucky Derby.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 10:34 p.m.
In brief: Warriors rally in fourth for 2-0 series lead on Portland
Klay Thompson scored 27 points and gave Golden State its first lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:33 left, and the Warriors rallied to beat the Portland Trail …
Mon., April 18, 2016, 11:09 p.m.
Mavericks hold off Thunder, tie series
The Thunder thought they had stolen one. The home fans were celebrating, streamers were falling onto the court and Oklahoma City appeared to have taken a 2-0 lead in its …
Sun., April 17, 2016, 6:17 p.m.
Countdown to Kentucky Derby begins
The road to the Kentucky Derby is just about over. Now comes the countdown to the first Saturday in May.
Fri., April 15, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Baffert’s Cupid enters Arkansas Derby as favorite
Bob Baffert has had plenty of time to reflect on last year’s remarkable Triple Crown run with American Pharoah. He has his sights set on another fine spring.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 7:04 p.m.
Cupid early favorite for Arkansas Derby
Cupid drew the 10th post position and was named an early 2-1 favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby, which attracted a field of 12 horses.
Sat., April 9, 2016, 11:03 p.m.
Digest: Ovechkin has 3 goals, Holtby ties wins record for Capitals
Alex Ovechkin had three goals to reach 50 for the seventh time, Braden Holtby won his 48th game to tie the NHL single-season record and the host Washington Capitals dashed …
Thu., April 7, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
Chad Brown has 2 shots to win Wood, 1 with favorite Shagaf
Chad Brown had a pretty good run the first time he took a horse to the Kentucky Derby three years ago. When he likely returns in four weeks, one of …
Sun., April 3, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Japan-based Lani arrives to prepare for Kentucky Derby
The winner of the UAE Derby in Dubai has arrived at Churchill Downs to prepare for the Kentucky Derby next month.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 10:12 p.m.
Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and Mohaymen set for Florida Derby
Few things are easy for Kiaran McLaughlin.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
3-time Derby-winning jockey Calvin Borel retires
From match races at bush tracks in Cajun country to three Kentucky Derby wins to induction into racing’s Hall of Fame, no jockey worked harder than Calvin Borel.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 10 p.m.
Digest: James, Love carry Cavs to win over Knicks
LeBron James had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his third triple-double of the season, Kevin Love added 28 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat …
Sat., March 26, 2016, 6:34 p.m.
California Chrome easily wins $10 million Dubai World Cup
California Chrome was back at his best Saturday, soaring to a five-length victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.
Sat., March 12, 2016, 9:59 p.m.
Melatonin tops field at $1 million Santa Anita Handicap
Long-shot Melatonin won the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap by 4
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 6:41 p.m.
New title for American Pharoah: Dad in waiting
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is a dad in waiting.
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016, 10:23 p.m.
Nyquist improves to 6-0 with San Vicente victory
Nyquist remained undefeated with a 1
Fri., Feb. 12, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
American Pharoah begins breeding career
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has had his first date. The lucky lady is Untouched Talent, and as the Valentine’s weekend begins there’s hope for happy news from the breeding …
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Baffert turns attention toward 2016 and a new Derby run
When trainer Bob Baffert was preparing his acceptance speech for the Eclipse Awards, he asked his youngest son, Bode, for ideas about what to say.
Sun., Dec. 27, 2015, 5:57 p.m.
Triple Crown, flubbed punt among 2015’s top moments
The games people play. There are around 300 in pro football, 2,500 in baseball, 1,500 in basketball and thousands in soccer every year – and that’s just at the very …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 6:23 p.m.
American Pharoah’s Triple Crown is AP sports story of year
American Pharoah’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year Thursday in an …
Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 4:53 p.m.
American Pharoah boosts Breeders’ Cup TV ratings
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s last race drew the highest television rating in two decades for the Breeders’ Cup telecast.
Sat., Oct. 31, 2015, 4:28 p.m.
American Pharoah goes out a winner in Breeders’ Cup Classic
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Triple Crown champion American Pharoah took charge out of the gate, winning the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic by 6
Fri., Oct. 30, 2015, 5:49 p.m.
Stopchargingmaria survives drama, wins Breeders’ Cup Distaff
Stopchargingmaria won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff by a neck, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Javier Castellano their second victories Friday on the opening day of the world …