This year’s Triple Crown has more closely resembled a revolving door than a series of horse races aimed at determining the best 3-year-old over a classic distance.
Mike Brunker is an assistant city editor at the Review-Journal and he writes a weekly horse racing column. The column is posted on Thursday's and appears in Friday's print edition. He previously covered horse racing for the San Francisco Examiner, the Thoroughbred Times and NBCSports.com. Follow @mike_brunker on Twitter
Las Vegas businessman Ron Winchell says he may never get over the “tough beat” his 3-year-old colt Epicenter endured in the Kentucky Derby.
There is no lack of storylines for the famous horse race that takes place on the first Saturday of May.
My biggest regret as I retire from the newspaper business is that I’m stepping away from a story I care deeply about, long before it’s done.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has threatened a lawsuit against Churchill Downs over its two-year ban after a positive drug test by 2021 Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit.
The awards offer a chance to relive a few brief shining moments of 2021 that might have been overlooked or underappreciated during what overall was a tough year for the sport.
The 3-year-old colt won Sunday’s $300,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Park and has yet to be challenged in his three career starts.
The release of the movie, filmed on a slim budget in a 20-day sprint at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, will be icing on the cake after opening day Sunday at Santa Anita Park.
Jorge Navarro’s removal from the sport is clearly a good thing, but it’s important to remember that racing authorities never caught him and his co-defendants with drug testing.
The sudden death of Medina Spirit at the end of a 5-furlong workout at Santa Anita on Monday was a real gut punch for everyone who cares about horses.
State racebooks are again able to offer wagering on races from the Fair Grounds, Oaklawn Park and Turfway Park beginning immediately.
Closing weekend in Louisville and fall-winter meets at Fair Grounds and Oaklawn Park all are blacked out in the Silver State due to the now two-year-plus simulcast dispute.
Internal fractions of three Breeders’ Cup races at Del Mar had to be revised because of problems with the Gmax timing system developed by Equibase and a British company.
Countless bettors around the world were given the royal shaft when Modern Games was inadvertently scratched from wagering pools in the $1 million Juvenile Turf.
Running for the first time at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles, Knicks Go led every step of the way to win Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar.