by Doug Weber Business PAC donors tend to be practical. Historically they favor incumbents and try to be friendly with members of Congress. Usually, that’s a safe bet: Incumbents won 97 percent of the time in House races and 93 percent of the time in Senate elections in 2016, numbers on par with those in past elections. Show More Summary
The best places to spend the most exciting two minutes in all of sports. This year’s Kentucky Derby, the world’s most legendary horse racing event, will take place on the first Saturday in May, as it has since 1875. If a trip to Louisville...Show More Summary
She was the first Ethiopian girl to be sent abroad to study, the first woman in the country's civil service, and the first female to sing in an Ethiopian Orthodox church service; she raced a horse and carriage around Addis Ababa and sang for Haile Selassie; she was thoroughly trained in Western classical music, but […]
Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about why Americans can't treat democracy as a 'once-every-four-years horse race' and what Democrats have...
There's still the odd bit of coverage of Santa Anita Park in the Los Angeles Times, like this fun April 15 piece about a horse named Pee Wee Reese winning a race in Arcadia, Calif. on MLB's Jackie Robinson Day. But the days of the paper printing daily Santa Anita entry information and the prevous...
If Jon Ossoff wins the special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional district, it will be a miracle. Whether he wins on April 18th in a field of 18 candidates or whether he wins in a runoff in June. It’s a solid Republican seat, and a Republican has held it since 1979. Show More Summary
This episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac, titled "Hold Your Horses," finds the majority of the girls donning huge hats and full cups at the Preakness. Monique takes a bite out of some southern cooking as she takes a trip to Alabama to see her husband get inducted into the state hall of fame.
The hunch bet Saturday at Santa Anita Park was Pee Wee Reese in the second race. After all, it was Jackie Robinson Day in the majors, with teams honoring the Dodgers great on the 70th anniversary of Robinson breaking the color barrier. Pee Wee Reese, the horse, was named by owner Nick Alexander...
Mario Sports Superstars brings the first-ever horse racing in the series to Nintendo 3DS. Walk, pet, brush, feed, and accessorize your horse to increase your bond. Then time your boosts, jump over obstacles, and race strategically to win. Show More Summary
Ahn Cheol-soo has become a leading contender for president, offering hope to conservatives and others alarmed by the North’s nuclear and missile threats.
I just caught this blog post from Seth Weintraub from Fortune on Android: Andy Rubin just Tweeted that Google (GOOG) is activating 300,000 phones a day. That passes Apple’s (AAPL) iOS, that passes Blackberry (RIMM). That even matches any figures that Symbian has ever put up. Show More Summary
The 2017 Kentucky Derby is just around the corner, and this means that Queen Elizabeth’s thoroughbred legacy might make an appearance at major horse races worldwide including the Royal Ascot in June. While Queen Elizabeth will likely...Show More Summary
Conor McGregor was off to the races Saturday... baring his chest and tattoos for all to see. The UFC champ was at the Grand National, in Liverpool. It definitely takes the place of a name tag.
This animal rescue occurred during a Santa Ana wind driven brush fire. The fire, that started in Riverside County, raced over the Santa Ana Mountains into the communities east of Anaheim and Orange. More than 50 homes were destroyed and 35,000 acres burned. This image by Frank Q. Brown appeared...
Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club Mott Pondering Royal Ascot for Long On Value. Al Quoz Sprint (G1) runner-up could run in the Diamond Jubilee (G1) June 24.
The 2017 Florida Derby will take place this evening from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, as the best horses in the world battle it out for a chance at earning a spot in the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Today’s race is the first...Show More Summary
Massachusetts gambling regulators are considering the proposed sale of New England's last remaining thoroughbred horse racing track. The owners of Suffolk Downs have reached an agreement to sell the historic … Click to Continue »
TweetWhen was the last time somebody went into Martell’s Liquors on Geary way out in the Middle Richmond to buy, what, a printout of race horse statistics updated daily? I’m guessing the 1980’s. Where would you place your bet? San Mateo County? Alameda County? Was this a big business? Signed/ CONFUSED IN FRISCO
Real Madrid v Barcelona The Spanish title race once again seems to be a straight shootout between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Sevilla had seemed capable of making it a three horse race for much of the season, but in recent weeks they’ve fallen away. Real are top of the pile with 65 points from 27 […]
Arrogate continued his march to horse racing immortality, overcoming a bad start to win going away in the $10-million Dubai World Cup on Saturday at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates. The win, worth $6 million, made him the highest-earning horse in North American history, at more than...