• energy Feb 20, 2020

    Cat Cafés: New Purrfect Paradises for At-Risk Shelter Cats

    Coffee and cats? That’s the name of the game with cat cafés springing up in cities and suburbs across the United States. Check out our list of U.S. cat cafés to see the one closest to you.

  • King May 19, 2019

    At Preakness, They're Playing ‘Musical Chairs' With Jockeys

    The jockey shuffle heading into the Preakness has a “musical chairs” feel to it. Of the 13 jockeys in Saturday’s race, nine who rode in the Kentucky Derby are aboard a different horse in the Preakness. Most notably, Hall of Famer Mike Smith is now riding favored Improbable with familiar trainer Bob Baffert, bumping Irad Ortiz to Bourbon War.

  • Assistant May 17, 2018

    Half the Horses in Preakness Field Get 1st Shot at Justify

    Half the participants in the eight-horse Preakness field have yet to experience the sensation of chasing Justify to the finish line. Perhaps one of the new shooters in Saturday’s race can find a way to leave the Kentucky Derby winner in his wake. Quip, Sporting Chance, Diamond King and Tenfold skipped the Derby to focus on earning a chunk of...

  • Kentucky May 5, 2018

    Justify, Mendelssohn Top List of Leading Derby Contenders

    Trainers have called this year’s 20-horse field one of the deepest in a while, though the Run For The Roses might come down to five considered to have the best prospects over 1 1/4 miles at Churchill Downs.

  • New Jersey May 3, 2018

    Derby 2017: 5 Horses to Watch in 143rd Kentucky Derby

    The Kentucky Derby is up for grabs. The starting gate will once again be full with 20 horses vying to wear the garland of red roses. Most of the 3-year-olds will be running 1 1/4 miles for the first time on Saturday. Besides the distance, the traffic-choked conditions typically eliminate half the field in the opening quarter-mile.

  • Venezuela May 3, 2018

    Chasing Roses: Javier Castellano Still Eyeing Elusive Derby

    Javier Castellano is arguably the best jockey in racing right now. Except, that is, at the Kentucky Derby.

  • energy May 3, 2018

    Kentucky Derby Lacks Dominant Runner, Cold and Wet Conditions Start the Day

    Todd Pletcher will saddle three horses in the Kentucky Derby, a race that features no clear favorite and wet conditions after rain fell Saturday morning. The 20-horse field for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby lacks a dominant runner. Classic Empire is the 4-1 pre-race choice. Two horses, Always Dreaming and McCraken, are the co-second choices at 5-1. Toss in the rain early...

  • energy May 3, 2018

    Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby

    A trainer and jockey accustomed to success. A headstrong horse with a mind of its own. Together, they harnessed their collective talents to win the Kentucky Derby. Always Dreaming splashed through the slop for a 2 3/4-length victory Saturday, giving Todd Pletcher and rider John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together. The New York-based duo...

  • energy May 3, 2018

    Soggy Kentucky Derby Day Doesn't Dampen Party for Some Fans

    Danielle Bunker’s flowery hat drooped and rain dripped from her pink poncho as she settled into the waterlogged Churchill Downs infield, but she wasn’t going to let gloomy weather dampen her Kentucky Derby bachelorette party. “It’s all in the experience,” Bunker, 28, said Saturday morning as she munched on a pretzel and prepared for a daylong party with nine friends...

  • Asher Klein May 3, 2018

    Preakness Draw: Always Dreaming, Classic Empire Are Neighbors

    The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There’s no avoiding each other for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and rival Classic Empire.

  • Maryland May 3, 2018

    Irish War Cry Returns to Triple Crown as 7-2 Belmont Fave

    Irish War Cry is back on the Triple Crown trail as the 7-2 favorite for the Belmont Stakes....
    The colt claimed that status after expected favorite Classic Empire was forced out Wednesday because of an abscess in his right front hoof....
    No one was more surprised at the turn of events than trainer Graham Motion. He left his base in Fair Hill,...

  • Derby May 3, 2018

    Belmont Stakes Field Reduced to 8 Horses

    Two horses withdrew from the Belmont Stakes, reducing the field of competitors to eight horses when American Pharoah runs for the Triple Crown on Saturday.

  • Kentucky Apr 20, 2018

    Justify Wins Santa Anita Derby by 3½ Lengths for Baffert

    Justify vaulted into the role of probable Kentucky Derby favorite with a three-length victory over Bolt d’Oro in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. Trained by Bob Baffert and winner of his three career starts by a combined 19 lengths, Justify had to finish first or second to earn enough qualifying points to run in the Derby on May 5.

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