You know you're big when someone names a food item after you. So, how big must you be if they name an entire food competition after you?
Such is life for California Chrome, considered the most popular horse currently racing in the world. He's certainly the richest, having won about $12.5 million.
Saturday at Del Mar, the winner of the 2014 ...Read more
The richest racehorse in North American history is set to make his first start since garnering that lofty prefix. He will face, among others, the Grade I-winning amazon whose only career losses came at the hands of his Triple Crown-winning former stablemate.
The meeting of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome against the chestnut beast that...Read more
Trainer Tom McCarthy, who became a sentimental favorite when he conditioned former claimer General Quarters to victory in the 2009 Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, died on Thursday after a battle with melanoma. McCarthy was 82.
A retired school teacher and principal, McCarthy became the darling of the 2009 Kentucky Derby season with his one-...Read more
Homeboykris, one of the two horses who died on Preakness Day, was running with an elevated level of the anti-inflammatory drug Dexamethasone in his blood, according to a necropsy released today by the Maryland Racing Commission.
But the commission's chief veterinarian, Dr. David Zipf, said the medication violation "would not have contributed to...Read more
Forgive the Thoroughbred racing fanbase if it emerged from the first half of 2016 utterly spoiled.
Before the calendar could flip to summer, followers of the sport were treated to an overflow of talent from all ends of the spectrum, be it the sustained brilliance from established stars like California Chrome, Tepin and Beholder to the ongoing ...Read more
SONOMA, Calif. -- All the buildup was about strategy, as in it would take timely maneuvering to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway.
Sunday, Tony Stewart had the perfect touch.
The man who will retire at season's end made his final pit stop just shy of a late caution and when the green flag returned Stewart had the lead.
Another ...Read more
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Even after watching Carina Mia run by Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia in the stretch of Saturday's Grade I, $700,000 Acorn Stakes, trainer Bill Mott refused to indulge himself in the game of what-might-have-been had the daughter of Malibu Moon been able to run a few hours later on May 6.
The Hall of Famer instead focused on ...Read more
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Earlier in the week, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin actually expressed concern that the eight-furlong distance of the Grade I, $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap might be a tad short for his Grade I winner Frosted.
The race that is known as a stallion-maker ended up as the ultimate advertisement for the son of Tapit's brilliance.
In the Shadows of the Oaks: An Urban TaleFrank Settineri
This is a love story between Sean, Landi and Brenda, the latter who were once best friends and now are indelible enemies.
As their relationships spin out of control the surrounding urban community races out of control, besieged by the murder of a black youth ...
ELMONT, N.Y. -- It was barely three months ago that trainer Keith Desormeaux openly wondered if Exaggerator had hit a wall, saying in the aftermath of the colt's third-place run in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes that perhaps the son of Curlin "might be maxing out at a mile."
It was just five weeks ago that many wondered if the dark bay colt ...Read more
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Somewhere between the whirlwind atmosphere that surrounded him in Kentucky, his brief jaunt to Baltimore and subsequent return to New York, Lani appears to have lost the memo that he is supposed to be the crazy one.
The gray son of Tapit who has made himself at home on the Belmont Park oval in recent weeks doesn't quite match up...Read more
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Being the focus of widespread attention isn't something that sits too comfortably with trainer Keith Desormeaux. It has nothing to do with the veteran horseman being ungrateful and everything to do with the fact he just doesn't want to miss any intangibles his charges communicate.
"My intensity is in watching those horses train,...Read more
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ELMONT, N.Y. -- His time on the Belmont Park apron Tuesday morning began with a media relations reminder that Kent Desormeaux was there to take questions about Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator and his prospects for the final leg of the Triple Crown on Saturday, nothing more. And though the Hall of Fame jockey did end up making a brief ...Read more
The morning after he watched his colt ruin any chance of Belmont Park playing host to a Triple Crown coronation for another season, trainer Keith Desormeaux and his confidence were as buoyant as the indefatigable son of Curlin pulling him around the shedrow.
He was less than 24 hours removed from watching his younger brother, Kent, guide his ...Read more
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist returned to the track Thursday morning for the first time since spiking a fever days after his third-place finish in the Preakness Stakes on May 21.
Accompanied on the pony by Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O'Neill, Nyquist jogged one lap around the main track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
The ...Read more
The expected rematch of Nyquist and Exaggerator, winners of the first two legs of the Triple Crown, will not happen at the Belmont Stakes after all.
Nyquist trainer Doug O'Neill said Tuesday morning that the 3-year-old colt's blood work showed an elevated white cell count and his temperature, after being normal earlier in the morning, was back ...Read more
Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist did not ship from Baltimore to New York to begin preparations for the Belmont Stakes as planned on Monday after he was found to have a 102 degree temperature, trainer Doug O'Neill confirmed via text message.
The news was first reported by the Daily Racing Form.
Nyquist suffered his first career loss in nine starts...Read more
For trainer Keith Desormeaux, Exaggerator's victory in the 141st Preakness was not about a deepening rivalry with Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist or about upending the latest quest for a Triple Crown.
It was more personal than that, both because he achieved his career highlight in tandem with his younger brother, jockey Kent Desormeaux, and ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Trainer Keith Desormeaux always hates to talk about what it means to have brother Kent riding for him in some of the most important races of their lives.
He doesn't like that people expect them to be awash in family love. You know, Wally and the Beaver times three.
So, there it was after his colt Exaggerator stopped Nyquist's ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Doug O'Neill trains without fear. If one of his horses is going to lose, it won't be because the rider is passive. O'Neill had so much faith in his unbeaten Kentucky Derby winner, Nyquist, that he was willing to risk his horse's having to battle through quick fractions in Saturday's Preakness rather than getting trapped near the ...Read more
BALTIMORE -- Through a string of races in California and the biggest one of them all in Kentucky, they chased Nyquist.
Twice trainer Keith Desormeaux thought they had him hooked and ready to pass. Each time, Nyquist found an extra gear.
Persistence paid off Saturday when Exaggerator finally passed his rival with a mighty charge to win the ...Read more
- Champions California Chrome, Songbird headline weekend stakes
- Chrome's fans want another win on menu
- Nyquist arrives early in Baltimore to begin preparation for Preakness
- Nyquist remains unbeaten with strong stretch run in Kentucky Derby
- Necropsy: Horse Homeboykris died of heart attack, had high level of anti-inflammatory drug