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Classy Kentucky Derby Themed Bridal Shower

When Mandy’s college friends set the date of her bridal shower for the same weekend as the Kentucky Derby, they knew that this long-cherished horse race, with its unsurpassed excitement and Southern charm, would make the perfect theme for the spring celebration.  Each lady arrived at the backyard party in her Sunday best, heels on […]

Brazil’s Presidential Race Upended By a Dark Horse

The campaign has only just begun but Marina Silva, who was handed the Brazilian Socialist Party's nomination after her running mate died in a plane crash, is now the candidate to beat on Oct.5

Wise Dan is back at Saratoga and better than ever

When you have won a fight for your life, a photo finish doesn’t seem like high drama. Wise Dan returned to the races three-and-a-half months after colic surgery and the two-time Horse of the Year provided great theater for the Saturday crowd, holding off longshot Optimizer by a nose to take the Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap.

Eddie Plesa Jr. looking for another 'Lucky Day' at Saratoga

It's a sight no trainer ever wants to see, their horse being pulled up on the race track after suffering an injury.

Legendary announcer finds plot in every horse race

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After four decades calling races, Tom Durkin is calling it a career

Last call for Tom Durkin, longtime race track announcer

Tom Durkin, horse racing’s best story teller, began his career with a fib.“My entire career was based on a huge lie,” said the 63-year-old Durkin, who will retire from the announcer booth after the races at the Spa on Sunday.

60 Years Ago: Public Perception Of Horse Racing Not So Good Then Either

Federal Men aka Treasury Men In Action was a TV series that ran in the Golden Age of television, from 1950-1955. Here is a horse racing related episode: "Case of the Losing Gamble" Original broadcast date: December 16, 1954. An investigation is launched into a person's taxes and horse racing. Show More Summary

New Marquette poll has Mary Burke 2 points ahead of Scott Walker with likely voters, and 4 points behind with registered voters.

"Poll director Charles Franklin called the results 'the epitome of what a horse race looks like.'"Also in the poll: "A solid majority, 54 percent, say the state is heading in the right direction, while 42 percent say it's on the wrong track...."

A New Season, a New Normal? How’s Your MS Today?

They say here in our little town at the edge of the world that “the summer is out of it after the [local horse] races.” Well, it was a great race weekend a fortnight back and I can attest that the summer is, indeed, out of it. Cooler, wetter days and some nearly cold nights, [...]

Spring Racing style: 15 frocks and fascinators for fun on the field

The horses are a yawn, betting gets old as soon as you realise you lose money from your 'shoe fund' and the food's a bit 'eh'. So why do we do it every year? The fashion. It's the best excuse to get dolled up in your Sunday best and eye off Bec Judd, Jennifer Hawkins […]

Yankees Credit 5-Game Winning Streak to Reliever Wearing Horse Mask

The New York Yankees are currently riding a five-game winning streak and have pulled to within 2.5 games in the American League wild-card race. Teams may credit success to many different things, but the Yankees attribute their hot streak to something pretty unusual. At the beginning of the day on Aug. Show More Summary

Shared Belief takes Pacific Classic by 2 3/4 lengths at Del Mar

On a picturesque, weather-perfect Sunday afternoon at Del Mar, with a crowd of 28,290 roaring its approval, unbeaten Shared Belief proved he might be horse racing's next big star, accelerating when jockey Mike Smith asked on the final turn and pulling away down the stretch to win the $1-million...

Most Popular Gifs of Week August 16th to 23rd, 2014

These are the most popular Gifs that made me laugh, amazed and thrilled this week. Enjoy the Weekend. Dog left stranded on ice sheet in Russia saved by sailors Whale Scares Two Little Kids Horse (vs) Dirtbike Race Gentle Giant Tibetan Mastiff Tumbleweed fire tornado, just needs sharks I guess Toroidal vortex Greatest game ever […]

Chances of Each Dark Horse MLB Playoff Contender Getting to October

There is no jockeying back and forth at the top of the wild-card standings for these teams. Not yet, at least. But just because these teams face sizable deficits in those races with about six weeks remaining until Game 162 doesn’t mean their chances are flatlined. Dark horses? Sure. Long shots? A couple of them. Time to look to 2015? Eh, not quite. Begin Slideshow

Postcard From Saratoga Springs: Reporting on Racing With Love Beyond Words

last weekSports / Baseball : Bats

For two brothers with a lifelong attachment to horse racing, The Saratoga Special, a weekly trade paper, is a family business and a labor of love.

The Thrill Of Induction (Eventually): Hall Of Fame Names Chris Schenkel

The late Chris Schenkel — for decades ABC's workhorse announcer through nine Olympics, the NBA, horse racing, college football, and of course 36 years of those winter Saturday bowling tournaments — has been named to the Sports Broadcasting...Show More Summary

Game Freak porting Soliti Horse from 3DS to iOS/Android

Wow - GameFreak's Solitaire/Horse Racing hybrid Solitiba is coming to iOS & Android: http://t.co/zHyQWehavt — John Ricciardi (@johntv) August 19, 2014

Mexico female jockeys vie for spot in horse racing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Elisabeth Garrido stacks bales of hay into the shape of a horse, straps reins around a mock head and sets off on an imaginary but energetic ride, whipping the hay with a riding crop.

NBCSN launches new show tonight

NBC Sports Group televises a wide variety of live sports, from the NFL to the NHL to the Premier League to the Olympics to golf to Triple Crown horse racing to Notre Dame Football to NASCAR, Formula One, and IndyCar racing. Tonight, NBC Sports Group debuts a Sunday night recap of the various sports NBC…

Dark Horses Who Could Shake Up Major MLB Award Races Down the Stretch

Because Major League Baseball's season is six months long, the season's last six weeks shouldn't make much of a difference with the major awards races. But hey, you never know when the Chipper Jones Effect is going to happen. Remember when Jones won the National League MVP in 1999? The key was him hitting.324 with a 1.124 OPS in his last 42 games. Show More Summary

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