Stories by Beth Harris

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

California Chrome draws No. 2 post for Belmont

California Chrome is the 3-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing's 12th Triple Crown champion. The colt will break from the No. 2 hole in the field of 11.
By Beth Harris

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Triple Crown winners ready for new champ

Connections of Triple Crown winners believe this may be the year they get to induct another member into their exclusive club.
By Beth Harris

Sunday, May 18, 2014

California Chrome could skip Belmont

Trainer says colt's owners, state commission will have to make a decision about the use of nasal strips
By Beth Harris

'Chrome' may skip Belmont

BALTIMORE - 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.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, May 17, 2014

California Chrome wins Preakness Stakes

BALTIMORE - California Chrome repelled one challenger and then put away another in the stretch to win the Preakness on Saturday, setting up a Triple Crown try in three weeks.
By Beth Harris

Friday, May 16, 2014

Trainer confident California Chrome can get job done

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome is the even-money favorite against nine rivals for Saturday's Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Trainer, 85, enjoying the ride with precocious colt

BALTIMORE - At age 85, few would begrudge Manny Azpurua wanting an escape from the rigors of the racetrack. Except that Azpurua is training the best horse of his life.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Kentucky Derby winner 3-5 favorite in Preakness

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome was made the odds-on favorite at 3-5 on Wednesday for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew an inside post position in the 10-horse field that ...
By Beth Harris

Saturday, May 10, 2014

California Chrome has target on back at Preakness

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

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Derby winner heads to Preakness

A day after winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Art Sherman and his horse are headed to Baltimore for the Preakness in two weeks, the next step on the Triple Crown trail.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, May 3, 2014

California Chrome shines in Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-year-old trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse. Even Hollywood couldn't have made this up.
By Beth Harris

Friday, May 2, 2014

California Chrome earns favored spot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The owners of California Chrome are putting all their hopes into the chestnut colt to win the Kentucky Derby. After all, he's the only horse they own.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Baffert horse to miss Derby

Bob Baffert is down to one horse for the Kentucky Derby after early 6-1 second choice Hoppertunity was scratched Thursday because of a sore left front foot. The colt was
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

California Chrome is early 5-2 favorite for Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The only time Victor Espinoza won the Kentucky Derby was aboard War Emblem in 2002. They broke from the No. 5 post, the same position he'll start the 140th edition of the race ...
By Beth Harris

Monday, April 28, 2014

'Dream' horse has trainer on big stage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Art Sherman knows what it's like to be at the Kentucky Derby with a brilliant colt that wins the race. He just hasn't done it in 59 years.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Numbers favor Pletcher in Run for the Roses

Todd Pletcher is going after the Kentucky Derby with numbers again.
By Beth Harris

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Phelps finishes second in first final since coming out of retirement

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps lost in the first final of his comeback after a 20-month retirement.
By Beth Harris

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Phelps relaxed as he begins comeback

MESA, Ariz. - Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.
By Beth Harris

Monday, April 14, 2014

Phelps coming out of retirement

Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
By Beth Harris

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Badgers outlast Wildcats in OT, reach Final Four

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Wisconsin bumped and grinded its way into the Final Four. Frank Kaminsky had 28 points and 11 rebounds for Wisconsin, rallying the Badgers to a 64-63 overtime victory against ...
By Beth Harris
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