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Hardest Core wins Arlington Million

Hardest Core wins Arlington Million

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. | Long-shot Hardest Core ran down favored Magician in the stretch to win the Arlington Million by a length Saturday.

August 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Hardest Core wins Arlington Million

Hardest Core wins Arlington Million

Eriluis Vaz rides Hardest Core to a win in the Arlington Million at Arlington International Racecourse in Arlington Heights on Saturday.

August 16, 2014 7:30 pm

Crossing the Line -- State Fairs

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: State fairs.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses

California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses

Tonalist (11), ridden by jockey Joel Rosario, edges out Commissioner (8), with Javier Castellano up, to win the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. California Chrome (2), the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner and ridden by Victor Espinoza, finished fourth.

June 07, 2014 7:44 pm
California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses

California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses

NEW YORK | California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to 9-1 long shot Tonalist.

June 07, 2014 7:44 pm
California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

California Chrome takes a lap, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, during a workout Friday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.

June 06, 2014 7:05 pm
California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

California Chrome chases history in Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK | California Chrome is 1 1/2 miles away from ending the longest drought in racing history — 36 years without a Triple Crown winner.

June 06, 2014 7:05 pm Related
Myriad factors make winning Triple Crown so tough

Myriad factors make winning Triple Crown so tough

California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado in the saddle, gallops in the rain at Belmont Park race track in Elmont, NY., on Thursday.

June 05, 2014 7:25 pm
California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

Exercise rider Willie Delgado hot walks California Chrome after a workout at Belmont Park on Tuesday in Elmont, The horse attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 when he races in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday.

June 03, 2014 5:35 pm
California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome on target for Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK | Art Sherman got his first glimpse of California Chrome in action in two weeks, and the trainer liked what he saw.

June 03, 2014 5:35 pm
California Chrome arrives in N.Y. for Triple try

California Chrome arrives in N.Y. for Triple try

NEW YORK | California Chrome arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin preparations for his bid to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.

May 20, 2014 6:00 pm
California Chrome arrives in NY for Triple try

California Chrome arrives in NY for Triple try

Assistant trainer Alan Sherman leads Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome to his stall at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. on Tuesday.

May 20, 2014 3:17 pm
'Chrome' looks for golden Preakness as favorite

'Chrome' looks for golden Preakness as favorite

BALTIMORE | California Chrome has run away from the competition in five consecutive victories, winning by an average of over five lengths.

May 16, 2014 3:58 pm
Trainer has his best horse in Preakness at 85

Trainer has his best horse in Preakness at 85

BALTIMORE | Manny Azpurua could be retired, enjoying the South Florida sunshine. He could walk away from training, secure in his success back in Venezuela, where he won more than 3,500 races before coming to the United States 35 years ago.

May 15, 2014 4:11 pm
Trainer has his best horse in Preakness at 85

Trainer has his best horse in Preakness at 85

Exercise rider Domingo Navarro gallops Preakness Stakes entrant Social Inclusion at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Thursday. The horse's trainer is 85-year-old Manny Azpurua.

May 15, 2014 4:11 pm

California Chrome runs with bulls-eye in Preakness

After California Chrome's win in the Kentucky Derby as the favorite, the California colt will be running in the Preakness with a bullseye on his back.

May 09, 2014 9:34 pm
California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Victor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky.

May 03, 2014 6:49 pm

California Chrome sets gold standard for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | The owners of California Chrome are putting all their hopes into the chestnut colt to win the Kentucky Derby.

May 02, 2014 5:00 pm

Things to know for the 140th Kentucky Derby

The garland of red roses. The solid gold trophy. An estimated payday of $1.24 million.

April 25, 2014 11:22 am

Horse racing industry wants more out of casino expansion legislation

CHICAGO | Horse racing tracks across Illinois, including the Balmoral Race Course near Crete, are among the opponents of a bill pending before the Illinois General Assembly to create new casinos – including one in the south suburbs.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
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