The New York Times report on the 2018 Triple Crown winner’s positive test for scopolamine before the series suggests California racing authorities quietly dismissed the case.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor working with reporters covering land use and environment, health care and immigration. He also writes a weekly horse racing column. Before joining the Review-Journal in August 2016, Brunker worked in various reporting and editing capacities for NBCNews.com, msnbc.com and the San Francisco Examiner.
Winchell, a longtime Las Vegas resident, was so taken with the unique racetrack in Franklin, Kentucky, that he decided he needed to buy it.
Del Mar and Saratoga are closing their doors on Labor Day, but two other horse racing success stories are stepping into the spotlight to lift our spirits.
A rainstorm, gathering darkness and lack of lighting resulted in an unreadable finish line photo. What happened after that is known only to the NYRA stewards.
To simply call “Spittin’” Jerry Kaczmarek one of the best to ever play a now-vanished type of pinball game known as a bingo machine is to do him a disservice, he says.
Assessing the horses in a particular race is Job A as a handicapper. But it pays dividends to know as much as possible about the surface they’re running over.
The Hall of Fame trainer “will suffer irreparable harm if an injunction is not issued,” wrote the San Diego judge who issued the order.
A 4-year-old thoroughbred named Mr. Changue who was swallowed by a sinkhole early this month returned from his ordeal this week to win a race at Fort Erie racetrack.
The track’s decision to bar Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer from running horses draws a lawsuit saying the action violates its contract with California horsemen.
The marquee meets of summer come as a relief, but the pall hanging over horse racing — particularly in California — has not dissipated.
The new racetrack in Prescott Valley, Arizona, announced this week it will resume its inaugural season on July 20 after abruptly canceling racing two weeks ago.
Jerry Hollendorfer is one of the most accomplished and hardest-working trainers in California, but that didn’t stop The Stronach Group from banning him.
The Prescott Valley track, which reopened last month after a nine-year hiatus, will cancel the remainder of its planned meeting after its final two cards this weekend.
Officials are resisting growing pressure to cancel the final six days of the meet after the deaths of two more horses last week, bringing the total since Dec. 26 to 29.