As citizens, we deserve election seasons that are seesawing, back-and-forth spectacles of clashing ideas. Instead we find ourselves often immersed in the frantic pace of the horse race. Campaigns devolve into poll-watching parades, focused more on opposing personalities than on issues of great consequence. Issues get lost. This is one of those elections. The general […]
You know you’re big when someone names a food item after you. So, how big must you be if they name an entire food competition after you? Such is life for California Chrome, considered the most popular horse currently racing in the world. He’s certainly the richest, having won about $12.5 million....
Horses, handicapping, and history: Saratoga 2016 kicks off today.
By AMANDA VINCENT Jake Griffin will be behind the wheel of the No. 11 Red Horse Racing Toyota for Wednesday’s Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, according to a recent announcement from the race team. “I’m really excited for this opportunity to drive for [...]
As far as Tesla race videos are concerned, we thought we had seen it all. Sure, we've seen the videos of various Tesla models taking on all sorts of supercars, from a Model S getting absolutely torched in a race against a McLaren 650S to a Model S getting put in its place by the speed demon that is the Lamborghini Huracan. Show More Summary
.@angelaeagle ends #LabourLeadership bid, leaving @OwenSmith_MP to challenge @jeremycorbynhttps://t.co/OyPrKkM5pZ pic.twitter.com/ZIcJuvSq5u — BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) July 19, 2016 And it’s still possible that Corbyn won’t get...Show More Summary
An international research team is working to understand how horseshoes affect foot skeleton stress in racehorses, in a project that is likely to benefit the racing industry and protect horses from injury.
Leonard Fournette is a football player. Fournette is a horse. Leonard Fournette’s LSU team went 9-3 last season. Fournette won the 6th (...)
Understanding the success of opening day at Del Mar is recognizing that it’s the most important day in California racing for people who don’t care about horse racing. The 77th opener for the seaside track came with the usual selection of accepted annoyances of long lines at the betting windows,...
As the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club pulls back the curtain Friday on its 77th summer of horse racing, it does so with a dream matchup of older horses, young horses developing into stars and spirited battles between champion jockeys. Start at the top with horse racing’s top attraction in California...
An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with wire fraud and money laundering after allegedly defrauding four NFL players out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a horse racing enterprise. According to Eric Heisig of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, San Diego Chargers running back Danny Woodhead, Denver Broncos wide receiver Jordan Norwood and former Cleveland Browns…
One poll does not a narrative make.
I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Daleville, VA, enjoying a cup of fine java that didn’t come from my cook pot and discussing horse racing with my new mate, Ottman. Aka, not hiking. I’m getting rather good at this whole getting-sucked-into-town business. Oh well. Actually, this time I have a semi-good reason for still...
Donald Trump isn’t just a thoroughbred of horse race journalism. He’s Secretariat. The reality TV star built his campaign on wall-to-wall media coverage that Trump himself propelled with constant interviews, unscripted political rallies, and exclamation-filled tweeting. Show More Summary
Mondays this summer are turning into a close horse race between NBC and ABC with the two nets in a dead heat last night. With both getting a 1.5/6 rating among adults 18-49, the overall win goes to the all originals Disney owned netShow More Summary
By AMANDA VINCENT NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team Red Horse Racing announced on Tuesday that Brett Moffitt would fill-in for the sidelined Matt Tifft behind the wheel of the No. 11 RHR Toyota for Thursday night’s Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 at Kentucky Speedway. Tifft is recovering from successful brain surgery to remove a [...]
There is a lot to say about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump which explains why Gary Johnson (the Libertarian Party's candidate for president) hasn't attracted much attention. This state of affairs could change. Since the former governor...Show More Summary
For nearly 40 years, the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run has been the most iconic race of American ultrarunning. Its rugged and hot course, its humble origins from a crazy horse event made crazier by mountain man Gordy Ainsleigh...Show More Summary
When it comes to pure speed and raw acceleration, you'd be hard pressed to find a car that offers you more bang for the buck than a Tesla Model S. Specifically, the Tesla Model S P90D -- with Ludicrous Mode enabled -- is a 762 horsepower...Show More Summary
It’s been well known over the years that basketball isn’t the only sport that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino has experience in. Coach Pitino has owned plenty of race horses going all the way back to the nineties. In recent years Pitino has named a handful of his horses after his former players or after the […]