Stories tagged: horse racing
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.
Fri., May 5, 2017, 3:49 p.m.
Abel Tasman storms from the back to win Kentucky Oaks
Abel Tasman rallied from last and charged late to win the Kentucky Oaks by 1
Fri., May 5, 2017, 8 a.m.
Renovations are making the Kentucky Derby even more posh
Toni Goodman was close enough to see the horses kicking up dirt as they raced past, having spent a mere $5 for her trackside seat to an event just days …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
Paradise Woods is the filly to beat at Kentucky Oaks
Paradise Woods is the filly to beat at the Kentucky Oaks. She is the 5-2 favorite for Friday’s race for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs on the day before the …
Thu., May 4, 2017, 10:42 a.m.
Coupling up: Joe Sharp and Rosie Napravnik in Kentucky Derby
There’s a power couple behind one of this year’s Kentucky Derby horses. Rosie Napravnik was one of the top jockeys in North America before she retired. Now, she’s an assistant …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 6:22 p.m.
Classic Empire is early 4-1 favorite for Kentucky Derby
Classic Empire was made the early 4-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday, with just four of the 20 horses listed at single digits in a wide-open race.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 3:01 p.m.
Bob Baffert is planning to watch the Derby from his couch
Bob Baffert went from thinking he could win a fifth Kentucky Derby to being out of it in the space of a few seconds. Once Mastery got hurt after winning …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
All eyes will be on a 1-eyed colt named Patch at Derby
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – His name is Patch, a horse with one eye, and he’ll be running in the Kentucky Derby. How he lost the eye is a mystery. “No one …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 12:05 p.m.
Dubai-based Thunder Snow tests Derby track after quarantine
Thunder Snow took to the track at Churchill Downs for the first time since clearing quarantine ahead of the Kentucky Derby. The UAE Derby winner owned by the ruler of …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Paradise Woods 5-2 choice in $1 million Kentucky Oaks
Paradise Woods is the 5-2 favorite for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs. The Oaks, the premier stakes for 3-year-old fillies, drew a full field of …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Pat Day’s unlikely Kentucky Derby win turns 25
This was no time for Pat Day to be patient. It paid off for a lifetime.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 6:42 p.m.
Pioneer jockey Jane Driggers Proctor dies at 61
Former jockey Jane Driggers Proctor, a leader among the Pacific Northwest’s pioneer women riders, died of a malignant brain tumor Monday at her home in Ocala, Florida. Known for her …