• UPI4 hours ago

    UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview: Churchill Downs and Belmont Park swing into action

    Churchill Downs and Belmont Park swing back into action this weekend and turf racing is on the agenda from coast to coast. On the international front, the Derby Trial is in the books at Ascot, and a "cracking" edition it was. The Audemars Piguet QE II Cup starts a string of Group 1 races in Hong Kong featuring the reigning Hong Kong Horse of the Year. Japan has the Tenno Sho (Spring), featuring its own Horse of the Year. The international scene: Hong Kong The first of four springtime Group 1 races at Sha Tin finds three past winners of the Audemars Piguet QE II Cup looking for a second victory Sunday in the prestigious event. Chief among them is Werther, last year's winner and the reigning Hong

  • ESPN.com6 hours ago

    Russell Baze joins Mays, others in Bay Area Hall of Fame

    Question: Which name in the following list does not belong? Willie Mays, Bill Russell, Joe DiMaggio, Russell Baze. Answer: They all belong, right there in the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame. Baze and his record 12,842 winners joined Mays, Russell, DiMaggio, and a host of other athletic icons with San Francisco connections last Monday night in a gala enshrinement banquet at the St. Francis Hotel. The event directly benefited youth sports programs in the region while drawing a spotlight on the depth and breadth of Northern California's impact on the national sports consciousness. Those inducted alongside Baze included local products Bill Cartwright, who went from the University of San Francisco to

  • ESPN.com

    Multiple Grade 1 winner I'm a Chatterbox retired, to be bred to Medaglia d'Oro

    Nicole Russo | Daily Racing Form Three-time Grade 1 winner I'm a Chatterbox has been retired, her connections reported this week. A daughter of Munnings who raced as a homebred for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, I'm a Chatterbox will visit Darley stallion Medaglia d'Oro before this breeding season concludes. I'm a Chatterbox, trained by Larry Jones, concludes her career with a record of 19-8-4-3 and earnings of $2,354,454. She won or placed in 12 stakes, with her Grade 1 victories coming in the 2015 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing and last year's Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park and Spinster Stakes at Keeneland. She crossed the line first by a nose in another Grade 1 event, the 2015 Coaching Club