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Saratoga: The Summer Place

Liz O'Connell | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

In American horse racing, the middle of July heralds the opening of the Saratoga Race Meet in Saratoga Springs, upstate New York.

Carlsen's Trifecta and Tal's Magic

Lubomir Kavalek | Posted 08.27.2014 | Sports
Lubomir Kavalek

After the world chess champion Magnus Carlsen collected two more world titles last week in Dubai, winning the FIDE Rapid and Blitz championships, new comparisons were inevitable. Now he might be compared to a horse or a long distance runner, I thought.

Sport and Society for Arete: The Triple Crown

Richard Crepeau | Posted 08.04.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

By late Saturday the sportsworld will know if there is a Triple Crown winner for the first time in 36 years. No one could have guessed that it would be this long before another horse would accomplish this feat again.

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.

The Night Before Christmas -- Race Horse Style

Liz O'Connell | Posted 02.21.2014 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the farm, Not a creature was stirring, at peace in the barn. Hay nets were hung, water buckets were full, An overall feeling of care and good Yule. The weanlings were flat out, asleep while they grew, The mares were snoring, some nearly were due.

FLASHBACK: Affirmed, Secretariat Make Triple Crown History At Belmont

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 06.08.2013 | Sports

On a fast track or a muddy one, the winner of the 2013 Belmont Stakes will not be celebrating a Triple Crown. With Orb rallying to take the Kentucky D...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York
Len Berman

I'm glad LeBron James got his ring. Now can we just go on with our lives and invest in something meaningful like job creation?

Virginia Property Where Secretariat Was Born Is Sold

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 07.22.2012 | DC

DOSWELL, Va. — The Virginia property where Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born has been sold at a foreclosure auction for more than $5 mill...

Run Your Race

Leslie Griffith | Posted 01.02.2012 | Media
Leslie Griffith

"He paws fiercely, rejoicing in his strength, and charges into the fray. He laughs at fear, afraid of nothing; he does not shy away from the swo...

Over the Years, What Happened This Week in Horse Racing?

Liz O'Connell | Posted 11.13.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Sept. 12, 1970: Nijinsky II won the St. Leger Stakes and became the 15th winner of England's triple crown. He is the last horse to have won the English triple.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.24.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Mets owner Fred Wilpon's honest comments about his players are making the sports pages. On David Wright: "A really good kid. A very good player. Not a superstar."

A Clock-Stopping Day for Thoroughbreds: Happy Birthday Secretariat

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.30.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

Secretariat was not just a Triple Crown-winning racehorse, but an icon of hope and determination in troubled times. Over the 42 years since Secretariat's birth, his story is undiminished.

Retaining the Sheen: The Worst Possible Two and a Half Men Replacements | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Let's replace him with Will's aunt from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and see if no one notices again. It worked the first time they replaced Aunt Viv with someone who looked nothing like the first Aunt Viv. Let's try it again.

Books To Movies

Peter Guber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Peter Guber

The list that I've created doesn't mean it is the best or worst movie, but that it is the best adaptation of a book to a movie.

Six Horse Racing Highlights From 2010

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

This year, advocates for the welfare of horses stepped up their game. And as for the sport? Some relatively new, relatively young race horse owners' commitment to the sport paid off.

Women Are Off to the Races

Melissa Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Melissa Ross

"Why won't they let her in, Mommy?" whispered my daughter at a Secretariat screening. "Honey, men and women didn't used to be treated the same the way they are now," I said. "Well, that's stupid!" she whispered back. That's my girl.

Carl Paladino: Straight From the Horse's Mouth

Robert Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Usually I steer clear of politics. Normally I follow Mr. Ed's wise dictum "don't speak unless you've got something to say." But in the case of my old buddy Carl Paladino, I can remain muzzled no longer.

Not all Race Horses Have a Hollywood Ending

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

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.

Movie Review: Carlos -- Glamorizing Terrorism

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's been a lot of excitement about Olivier Assayas' Carlos, and it's not hard to see why. But here's my objection: In presenting a terrorist as an action hero, it glorifies terrorism as a legitimate path of political action.

Woman Unknowingly Saves Descendant Of 'Secretariat' Horse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

After seeing a sickly, neglected horse up for auction, Missouri resident Elizabeth Parker found herself continuing to wonder about the fate of the ani...

Review: Secretariat (VIDEO)

Jenna Busch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Busch

The film is the story of the horse who won the Triple Crown in 1973 and his owner Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) who believed in him, despite the odds against them.

Movie Review: Secretariat

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

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.

Secretariat's hair

Jim Calio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jim Calio

Here, hold the horse," said the aging groom. "I'll be right back." And with that, he handed me the lead rope attached to the halter of Secretar...

'Secretariat' Premiere: Diane Lane, Josh Brolin, Jon Voight, Pregnant Ali Larter & More (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

'Secretariat' had its Los Angeles premiere Thursday night, and the whole cast turned out, including Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Kevin Connolly and Jam...

Triple Crown: the Toughest Title to Win in Sports

Liz O'Connell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Liz O'Connell

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.