This past week, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) completed an exhaustive and comprehensive evaluation of its entire herd of 1,100 retired Thoroughbred racehorses.
The Cubs have come up with some weekday promotions like cheap beer and $1 hot dogs to lure customers to the bleachers. Better incentives might be free gasoline or actually having a winning team.
Human athletes can happily retire with money in the bank, but ten thousand castoff athletes who are thoroughbred racehorses in the U.S. will not be so lucky this year.
Are you sick of everything being political? Then I shouldn't tell you the favorite to win the Kentucky Derby right now is a horse named The Factor. It's named after Bill O'Reilly's show on Fox.
Just give me one more crack at the ol' race track -The Mills Brothers As the son of a professional gambler, I spent a lot of my childhood at race t...
As moviegoers relive the dramatic days of Secretariat's successful Triple Crown on the big screen, we hope they will keep in mind that for most race horses, the story does not end at the finish line.
Just as you'd imagine with a family-targeted movie about a horse, Randall Wallace's Secretariat is awash in sentimentality. The lump in your throat is as pro forma as the popcorn.
The America's Cup, the Ryder Cup, the World Cup. At the end of those competitions, there is always a titleholder. Not so with the Triple Crown.
Life is about exchanging emotions. We've become so lazy in dating that all we do now is text one another. We don't even talk anymore.
The Kentucky Derby has a reputation for being rarely attended by African Americans. I've gone to the Derby for the past five years, and it's great to see it evolve into a well-rounded event with people of all backgrounds.
Who do you like in the Kentucky Derby next year? You might check to see which horse jockey Calvin Borel is riding.
I was standing in the Off-Track Betting sight on Lafayette Street in lower Manhattan right on the edge of Chinatown minutes from the biggest horse race of the weekend. That's right: the eighth race at the Belmont.
Each year, I write a column on Derby Day, and if you have followed my advice, you have lost a lot of money. The large fields at the Kentucky Derby throw logic out the window. Still, the betting system I tour is a good one.
While most think the competition is on the track, those in the know would say the fashionistas in the stand always give the horses a run for their money.
For many sports fans, the Kentucky Derby is the only horse race they'll watch all year. They call it the fastest 2 minutes in sports, although no horse has done it faster than Secretariat.
I have a soft spot in my heart for the Kentucky Derby. I'm not a betting kind of woman, or a proponent of mistreating animals in any way, but something about all that glorious horseflesh (especially in high-definition) makes my heart race.