Horse Racing

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‘Unusual Heatwave’ Wins $100K Santa Anita Feature

Unusual Heatwave overhauled 8-5 favorite Mega Heat late in the race to win the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes by three- quarters of a length at Santa Anita on Sunday.

06/08/2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, goes over the track in preparation for the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014 in New York.  (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Smooth Sailing Continues For California Chrome

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

06/07/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Belmont Stakes

The bet I will most happily cash will be an exacta with California Chrome finishing first and Samraat in second. I will also hedge a bit with a five horse exacta box that excludes California Chrome — just in case.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/05/2014

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Past Triple Crown Winners Ready For New Champ

Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner.

05/27/2014

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‘Cyclometer’ Wins $100K Los Angeles Stakes At Santa Anita

Cyclometer won the $100,000 Los Angeles Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths after favorite Wild Dude was a late scratch at Santa Anita on Monday.

05/26/2014

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‘Sky High Gal’ Wins $75K Mizdirection Stakes At Santa Anita

Sky High Gal won the $75,000 Mizdirection Stakes for fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Sunday.

05/25/2014

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Santa Anita Park To Renovate Dirt Track In July

Santa Anita will renovate its one-mile dirt track in July, replacing the existing surface with a natural soil that includes sand to ensure balanced drainage during wet weather.

05/23/2014

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California Chrome Given OK To Wear Nasal Breathing Strip In Bid For Triple Crown

Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome has been given the okay to wear a nasal strip in the upcoming Belmont Stakes, after worries arose over the weekend that he may not have the opportunity to compete for history.

05/19/2014

Victor Espinoza rides atop California Chrome #3 during the post parade for the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nasal Strip Issue Could Clog California Chrome’s Bid For Triple Crown

California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

05/18/2014

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‘Obviously’ Wins $100K American Stakes At Santa Anita

Obviously won the $100,000 American Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday.

05/17/2014

California Chrome #3, ridden by Victor Espinoza, head to the finish line enroute to winning the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

California Chrome Wins Preakness, Keeps Triple Crown Bid Alive

California Chrome won the Preakness in dramatic fashion Saturday to keep alive his bid for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978.

05/17/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Preakness Stakes

From a betting perspective California Chrome is the obvious choice in trying to build a winning ticket. He will offer no value in the win pool at odds of 3-5 or lower. That is why exacta, trifecta, and superfecta wagers (the exotic bets) are the best place to invest in this year’s Preakness.

05/15/2014

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Santa Anita Park Cancels Thursday’s Racing Due To Extreme Heat

Santa Anita race track has canceled Thursday racing due to the excessive heat, the track announced Wednesday.

05/14/2014

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