The day was May 4, 1996 and at that moment Grindstone was the most famous horse on the planet.
California Chrome's co-owner has a right to speak his mind, but that doesn't mean he should, Bill Finley writes.
With another Triple Crown bust now in the history books, the hue and cry will begin all over again to change the series.
There are many reasons to pick against California Chrome in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, so that's what I'll do.
Bill sits down for a Q&A with the Triple Crown gods.
They are 12 different horses, but they all share the same story. Each was close to Triple Crown history but came up short in New York.
The wiseguys dismissed California Chrome in the Preakness, arguing that he was the luckiest horse on the track Derby Day where his trip was as smooth as expensive whiskey.
To be in one of the few states up and down the east coast without revenues from alternative gaming has put Monmouth Park at a huge disadvantage.
California Chrome and his connections have a story that fans of all kinds can get behind, writes Bill Finley.
Vicar's in Trouble drew the post position that most trainers dread, but he can still find himself in the winner's circle on Saturday.
Northern Dancer is more than a Kentucky Derby winner to his native Canada -- he is a national hero.
When Tapiture goes to the gate in Saturday's Arkansas Derby, many in the horse racing industry will be rooting against him. I, however, will be cheering the colt on to victory.
There is a potential Kentucky Derby contender that never runs on any drug, including Lasix.
Owner Chip McEwen III saw an opportunity to make a difference and he took it and ran with it.
Aqueduct has taken a beating in the press of late, with some New York tabloid writers making the point over and over again that it's not necessarily, well, a palace.
Here are the grades so far on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.