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  1. Board stands up for jockey mom

    Jane McManus

    Kayla Stra was understandably outraged when one of the Betfair Hollywood Park track stewards allegedly told her she needed to choose between being a jockey and a mother. So much for having it all. Stra told a local Southern California radio stati...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  2. espnW -- Under Armour CEO has grand vision for horse racing

    Amy Rosewater

    Kevin Plank is no stranger to venturing into businesses that make people turn their heads. First there was Under Armour, now it's horse racing, where he wants his Sagamore Farm to produce a Triple Crown winner.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  3. W roundtable: How closely will you watch Triple Crown bid?

    espnW

    I'll Have Another is on his way to Belmont with a Triple Crown on the line. Can the horse capture the attention of the casual fan and raise racing's profile at Belmont and beyond? Our writers weigh in.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  4. Fagan: My love-ambivalence relationship with horse racing

    Kate Fagan

    Kate Fagan has a love-ambivalence relationship with horse racing. And every year around this time, as the country starts talking about the Kentucky Derby, she's reminded why.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2012
  5. At this farm, Jessica Steinbrenner is boss

    Dave Scheiber

    The late George Steinbrenner's daughter is a respected executive in the thoroughbred industry. And, with her brothers and sister, she's determined to carry on her father's legacy.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2011
  6. Triple Crown - An inside look at the Preakness Stakes, home of th...

    Mitch Goldich

    The InfieldFEST at Pimlico is America's best tailgate.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2011
  7. Kentucky Derby: Rosie Napravnik riding for history

    Pete Alfano

    The jockey of Pants On Fire is causing a stir as just the sixth woman to ride in the Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2011
  8. A Triple Crown for the Cure

    Pete Alfano

    Here's a proposition to inject life into the struggling horse racing industry while helping to raise money and awareness to fight breast cancer. Some events are in place but a Triple Crown for the Cure would up the ante.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2011
  9. Kentucky Derby -- No matter what, Kathy Ritvo wins

    Pete Alfano

    Three years ago, Kathy Ritvo watched the Kentucky Derby from a hospital bed, awaiting a new heart. Today, she feels better than ever -- and is saddling her first Derby horse, Mucho Macho Man.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  10. Ready to dream again

    Alice McKennis

    For most of my childhood, horses came first and ski racing was a distant second. I was born in Glenwood Springs, Colo., and raised on a cattle and horse ranch nearby. The ranch is about an hour from the closest ski meccas of Vail and Aspen, so I lear...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  11. espnW -- Jockey Rosie Napravnik was born to ride

    Melissa Isaacson

    Rosie Napravnik will try to become the first female jockey to win the Kentucky Derby, but she stands out a lot more for her skill than her gender.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  12. Rodeo barrel racing star Tana Poppino and Amigo in perfect sync

    Julia Savacool

    Rodeo barrel racing star Tana Poppino knew it was time to dedicate herself to the sport when she found the perfect horse.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  13. Chantal Sutherland chasing history at Breeders' Cup Classic

    Robyn Norwood

    No woman jockey has won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. On 10-1 shot Game On Dude, Chantal Sutherland will try to become the first.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  14. Commentary -- Lasix ruling only a small step forward

    Viv Bernstein

    The Breeders' Cup announcement that it is banning the performance-enhancing drug doesn't mean much. It still will be used at other tracks around the country.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2011
  15. Kentucky Derby -- Diane Crump reflects on her Derby day

    Brian Landman

    As a kid, trainers had to smuggle her onto a track. At 21, she became the first woman jockey to ride in the Kentucky Derby, the greatest race of all.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2011