Horse Racing

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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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Myriad Factors Make Winning Triple Crown So Tough

Three races in a five-week span at varying distances on different tracks. It’s so tough only 11 horses have won the Triple Crown, and none in 36 years.

06/05/2014

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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

ELMONT, NY - MAY 20: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome stands outside his barn after arriving at Belmont Park on May 20, 2014 in Elmont, New York. He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont stakes (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Last Triple Crown Winner: ‘It’s Time’ For Another Winner

Steve Cauthen didn’t expect a nearly 36-year drought since he won the Triple Crown with Affirmed in 1978.

06/04/2014

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California Chrome’s Story Could Stand As Horse Racing’s All-Time Longest Shot

A message to horse lovers and dreamers out there: This will not happen to you. Well, almost certainly not.

06/02/2014

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 05: The field comes down the final stretch during the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Horse’s Death Latest Black Eye For Churchill Downs

When California Chrome crosses the finish line in the Belmont Stakes next month, win or lose, his bid for a Triple Crown will be over and horse racing will begin its annual retreat from the mainstream.

05/23/2014

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

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome getting ready for the Preakness Stakes. (Credit: California Chrome's Facebook page)

Trainer Downplays California Chrome’s Throat Blister And Cough

If Art Sherman has one worry about California Chrome, it’s the colt’s health.

05/15/2014

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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

California Chrome during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 3, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Credit: Getty Images)

California Chrome Made 3-5 Favorite For Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome has been made the heavy 3-5 favorite for the Preakness Stakes, and he drew a favorable post position in the 10-horse field.

05/14/2014

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Preview: California Chrome Headlines Preakness Stakes

The Kentucky Derby is among the world’s toughest races to win but California Chrome made it look easy. After his convincing win at Churchill, California Chrome will be a worthy and overwhelming favorite in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday. He is one of only three colts exiting the Derby expected to run in the Preakness. The so-called “new shooters” — those that didn’t make the cut for the Kentucky Derby but will enter the Preakness — includes a mixed-bag of 3-year-old colts and one filly who will take on the “boys.”

05/14/2014

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How I’d Bet $100 On The Kentucky Derby

The key to a financially successful day will be hitting one of the multi-horse wagers: the exacta, trifecta, and superfecta. Even if the favorite California Chrome wins, a few longshots filling in the second through fourth positions could make the return on investment significant.

05/01/2014

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