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California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

California Chrome's performance distorts big picture

A few of us stragglers hung around the Saratoga Race Course pressbox Saturday night to watch the race from California.

Plenty of drama at Racing Hall of Fame

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Plenty of drama at Racing Hall of Fame

Some friends of mine are housing some friends of theirs who flew all the way from California for Zenyatta’s Racing Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday.

Saratoga fans could get another look at Frosted

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Saratoga fans could get another look at Frosted

Frosted’s performance in the Met Mile could be summed up with a “Wow.”
His Whitney win at Saratoga Race Course drew a collective “Wait, what?”

When Stone does a good job, no one notices

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When Stone does a good job, no one notices

Travis Stone’s new assignment asks him to predict the behavior of tens of thousands of Saratoga Race Course patrons.

Geroux testing himself at Saratoga

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Geroux testing himself at Saratoga

The town of Argentan in Normandy, France, is small, but has seen a lot.

Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

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Good luck trying to figure out horse racing

Don’t even try to take the mystery out of a horse.

New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

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New book chronicles colorful life of John Morrissey

There are ghosts at Saratoga Race Course.
And they aren’t getting any sleep this week.

Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

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Fillies could steal the show at Saratoga

The queen was grouchy in her stall.

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

Spurs' Duncan chose a humble farewell

I wonder what Tim Duncan did on Monday.

Middleburgh grad hoping to hit perfect note at Olympic Trials

Middleburgh grad hoping to hit perfect note at Olympic Trials

One of the beauties of jazz, to those whose ear is pulled to it, is that, at any moment, it can soar off in any direction.

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

Remillard brings back art of bunting at College World Series

There was a time when it wasn’t unusual for Jesse Braverman’s baseball teams to give him a commemorative t-shirt at the end of a high school season.

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

The luster comes off the Golden State Warriors' season

If a 73-9 team falls in the NBA playoffs, does it make a sound?

Freihofer's Run's U.S.-only policy was the right call

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Freihofer's Run's U.S.-only policy was the right call

If you’ve kept track of the Freihofer’s Run for Women 5k for the last 10 years or so, you recognize certain trademark moments and elements.

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

NBA made right call in Draymond Green issue

It’s funny, until it happens to you.

No Triple Crown, but a sense of relief at the Preakness

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No Triple Crown, but a sense of relief at the Preakness

Another potential Triple Crown went by the wayside on a drizzly, muddy Saturday at Pimlico, and along with all the usual emotions — joy in victory, disappointment in hopes dashed — the 141st Preakness, the race itself, was freighted with a sense of relief.

A prince in the Sport of Kings

BALTIMORE

A prince in the Sport of Kings

Racing is about pursuit of the Triple Crown, but it's also about the Joe Cacciolfis of the world, too.

Steph Curry leaves fans - and foes - in awe

Steph Curry leaves fans - and foes - in awe

If you’ve watched Steph Curry hoop it up enough times, there comes a point when you just surrender.

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

Forgotten George Smith’s place among Kentucky Derby greats

There’s no doubt that, a hundred years from now (assuming we haven’t blown up the planet by then), there will be more than enough public accounting of American Pharoah’s Kentucky Derby and subsequent Triple Crown.

UAlbany tennis team rewarded for sticking together

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UAlbany tennis team rewarded for sticking together

When fate and circumstances were storming the ramparts, the Great Danes leaned on each other, and now, here they are, playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.

It's time for some bandwagon jumping

It's time for some bandwagon jumping

The Foxes embody one of the most incredible underdog stories in the history of team sports — no, really — which, of course, also makes them a prime vehicle for one of the enduring phenomena of sports fandom: The bandwagon jump.

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