May 27, 2015

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Horse Racing: American Pharoah romps in the rain to Preakness victory for 2nd leg of Triple Crown

BALTIMORE — Minutes before the Preakness, it was an ominous scene at Pimlico Race Course. Thunder and lightning. Wind and rain. A record crowd scrambling for cover. A drenched racetrack. Nothing — absolutely nothing — was going to stop American Pharoah, especially the competition. Thunder rumbled as the starting gate opened, and the Kentucky Derby Read More…

Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah gives Baffert long-awaited win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Three times in seven years, Bob Baffert left the Kentucky Derby empty-handed. Two seconds and a sixth-place finish by the wagering favorite. After a while, those close calls started taking a toll. Even for a three-time Derby winner. “When you get beat like that, all these seconds, you get to a point Read More…

Kentucky Derby: Favorites get favorable draws

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bob Baffert clapped his hands to his mouth when early 5-2 favorite American Pharoah avoided the dreaded No. 1 post for the Kentucky Derby. The anxiety wasn’t over yet. He still had to wait to find out where Dortmund would end up. Thankfully for Baffert, it was the No. 8 spot for Read More…

The Preakness: Oxbow pulls off upset, leaves favored Orb back in pack

BALTIMORE — Right from the start, a horse trained by one not so over-the-hill Hall of Famer and ridden by another took control of the Preakness. The result: a huge upset and the end of any hopes for a Triple Crown attempt at the Belmont Stakes. Thanks to Oxbow’s wire-to-wire win Saturday over Kentucky Derby Read More…

Lorain County Speedway: Ryan Chapman, Corey Phillips continue their winning ways

AMHERST TWP. — Not a lot of cars turned out for the third Saturday of  Lorain County Speedway’s season. And, due to the cold weather with threats of rain, not a lot of fans came out either. That didn’t stop a pair of Lorainites from having a great night. Ryan Chapman (Grand Nationals) and Corey Read More…

NASCAR: Matt Kenseth making Joe Gibbs Racing happy with third win of season

DARLINGTON, S.C. — Matt Kenseth is quickly showing how well he fits in at Joe Gibbs Racing. Kenseth passed JGR teammate Kyle Busch 13 laps from the end to win the Southern 500 on Saturday night, his third victory in his debut season after a successful stint with Roush Fenway Racing. JGR president J.D. Gibbs Read More…