For Del Mar, a troubled time of fallen horses

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Del Mar's summer of discontent began with a sadly fitting omen.

On opening day, July 17, 11 horses left the starting gate for the one-mile feature, the $100,000 Oceanside Stakes. It was the first day of the 75th season of ...

California Chrome falls short of Triple Crown

BELMONT, N.Y. -- From the moment California Chrome left the starting gate at Belmont Park on Saturday, Victor Espinoza felt something amiss.

"He was not the same," the veteran jockey said.

In the last five weeks, the chestnut colt with a white ...