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Horse Racing

BELMONT – On a picture perfect Saturday afternoon on Long Island, horse racing, a sport with a long and rich tradition, once again reigned supreme at Belmont Park. Justify ($3.60), a 3-year-old chestnut purchased for $500,000, etched his name in racing history, becoming only the second undefeated colt to capture the Triple Crown by going wire-to-wire to win the 150th Be…

Horse Racing

BELMONT – The Triple Crown is hard enough to win without superstitions getting in the way. Justify (4-5), the strapping chestnut colt by Scat Daddy, will attempt to become Triple Crown club member No. 13 in Saturday’s 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. Thirteen, not exactly the luckiest number in the world. Add to the oddity that Justify will be wearing the red …

Horse Racing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – This century has seen the end of its share of sports curses. Another one bit the dust in the Kentucky Derby. Late Saturday afternoon in dismal weather conditions, a freaky horse named Justify lifted another one under the rain-soaked Twin Spires at historic Churchill Downs. In 2004, the Curse of the Bambino was lifted when the Boston Red Sox final…

Horse Racing

DEL MAR, Calif.  – With all eyes focused on morning line favorite Gun Runner and the talented Arrogate, this could be the year we see an unlikely visitor to the Breeders’ Cup Classic winners’ circle. It certainly has a very good chance to be a Bob Baffert-trained horse, who has four from his barn entered in the race, including last year’s winner, Arrogate. The climac…