Can Dirtbags, Pretty Ladies, And Twitter Save Horse Racing?

If you're like the average American, your experience of major horse races centers on one: the Kentucky Derby. Perhaps you know a bit more about the sport and follow the Preakness and the Belmont as well, putting a bit of money down in the same spirit in which you'd pick a bracket and talking up Triple Crown winners… » 11/01/13 3:25pm 11/01/13 3:25pm

Is Superhorse Zenyatta About To Win, Place Or Die?


Last time people blended potential immortality into horse-racing discussions, it ended with euthanasia block pools. So, good luck with all that, Zenyatta. Here's hoping the following links collection doesn't become a pre-obit around 6:45 p.m. » 11/06/10 6:00pm 11/06/10 6:00pm

Calvin Borel Starts Fistfight In Breeders' Cup Winner's Circle

Borel, angry about fellow jockey Javier Castellano's actions during the Breeders' Cup Marathon, went after him post-race with fists-a-flying. » 11/05/10 4:35pm 11/05/10 4:35pm

Last Night's Winner: The Zenyatta Bubble

Zenyatta, the undefeated 6-year-old mare who's getting the sort of soft-focus-and-tinkly-piano treatment we generally reserve for plucky little Olympic gymnasts and Bob Costas, is an 8-to-5 favorite in tomorrow's Breeders' Cup Classic, horse racing's true signature event. Bet against. » 11/05/10 1:25pm 11/05/10 1:25pm

In Which A Man Sends Death Threats To A Horse

A week ahead of Conduit's big Breeders Cup Turf race, a man has been charged for threatening to kill the colt. If you had Conduit and Jack Woltz's horse Khartoum in the death exacta, good luck. [Horse And Hound] » 11/01/09 11:30am 11/01/09 11:30am

Blazing Saddles; A Day At The Breeders' Cup

I don't have many living idols, due to the fact that such folk have an unfortunate tendency to let you down. But I make an exception with this gentleman, who is a big reason that I accepted an invitation to attend the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita this past Saturday. Meeting the great Mel Brooks was certainly a bigger… » 10/27/08 11:00am 10/27/08 11:00am

Some Horses Like Wearing Silk More Than Others

Today's Breeders Cup has me in the mood to punch talk about horses and the magnificent sport of horse racing, so here's something you might not have known: War Emblem, 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion, is gay. » 11/04/06 4:59pm 11/04/06 4:59pm

That's what talkin' about.