David Hofmans watched intently as his talented 3-year-old colt, Home Run Kitten, was a mild upset winner in a 6½-furlong turf race at Santa Anita in the first month of 2014. But his gaze dropped back to the third-place finisher, the beaten favorite, and he knew he wanted that horse. Through Bob...
If we are going to put horses to work for our entertainment, we must do so with tender care and take every reasonable step to assure their safety, at every stage of their lives. Photo by iStockphoto The Triple Crown races are over for...Show More Summary
4 episodes of America's Got Talent have aired in season 11, and 4 episodes have ended with a Golden Buzzer being pushed during the auditions. All the members of the judges' panel have now got a metaphorical horse in the race for the live shows having each pressed their Golden Buzzer. Show More Summary
As surely as the presidential contest is a horse race, the Trump campaign—and, more broadly, the GOP nomination fight—has been a garbage fire. The Huffington Post and Salon have both used the term for the candidate’s campaign, and New...Show More Summary
The QS Sports Desk didn’t have a horse in the playoff race, but it’s pretty obvious that this Cleveland title is both A) the closest New Jersey will ever come to winning a title thanks to Freehold’s J.R. Smithony, West Orange’s Kyrie Irvings, and the back-to-back Finals appearances New Jersey Nets’ Richard Jefferson, and B) […]
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The No. 11 Red Horse Racing team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series was penalized as a result of a lug nut issue June 10 after the Rattlesnake 400 at Texas Motor Speedway near Ft. Worth. Because of at least one lug nut not properly installed at the end of the race, crew chief [...]
Songbird, a burgeoning star on the horse racing landscape, returns to racing Saturday at Santa Anita for the Grade 2 $200,000 Summertime Oaks. It would be her eighth win in eight starts. When trying to find words to describe her dominance, if her total margin of victory of 35 ½ lengths isn’t enough,...
British actress Anna Friel wore a bird on her head at the Royal Ascot on Friday, gracing Britain's largest horse race with a headpiece designed by Kate Middleton's favorite hatmaker, Jane Taylor. As if a winged creature flew straight into Friel's head, died, and stuck there, this feathered hat made ... More »
How did the 1800-year-old bones of two Christian martyrs from ancient Rome come to a city famous for horse racing, basketball, Muhammad Ali, chicken and whiskey? St. Martin of Tours is a Catholic parish church in central Louisville that is one of the city's few remaining antebellum public buildings. Show More Summary
One Direction star Niall Horan has lashed out t the BBC after a rather awkward interview. Niall was with his family at the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting when the 22-year-old was doorstepped by BBC radio Berkshire. Horan clearly did not want to be interviewed, as, according to Get Reading, he said “sorry, not today.”... Show More Summary
Horse racing can be a very polarizing sport, but the extraordinary specimens living at the Irish National Stud are the best of the breed. In the year 1900, Colonel William Hall Walker purchased a modest farm and the abutting land, and began breeding quality horses. Show More Summary
Taking care of their royal duties, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge descended on the horse races at Royal Ascot on Wednesday (June 15). As she rubbed shoulders with the distinguished guests, Kate Middleton looked stylish and confident...Show More Summary
Want to see the most insane hats you’ve probably ever laid eyes on? Cool, you’re in the right place! Here’s the deal: The (...)
It’s the opening day of the Royal Ascot horse races in the UK, which reliably unleashes a flood of photos of fancy folks dressed to the nines. It’s been wire service fodder for decades, and news archives are full of glamorous photos going back to the 1920s or even before. Read more...
Horses should only be running with hay, water, and oats in their systems on race day, and there should be no injury-masking or performance-enhancing drugs in their blood streams. Photo by iStockphoto Even though there is no intentional...Show More Summary
Steven Kasher Gallery is presenting the debut exhibition of Neil Latham: American Thoroughbred. The show features over 25 large-scale black and white photographs of America?s greatest race horses including the winner of the Triple Crown, American Pharoah. Show More Summary
OK, it's not high school sports, which I usually cover, but it's summer time and I had a chance to do some reading, and one book I'd recommend if you like horse racing and American history is entitled, "Here Comes Exterminator!" Written by Eliza McGraw, it's a fascinating look at a gelding who...
OK, we know there is no Triple Crown up for grabs, but Saturday’s Belmont Stakes is still a pretty big deal for horse racing aficionados. So, what time should you be home to watch it? The race is scheduled for 6:32 p.m. local time in New York. That makes it 3:32 p.m. in Los Angeles. Television...