Race tracks across the country may be shutting down, but Saratoga Race Course in New York is still flourishing. On the track’s 150th anniversary, Bill takes in the scene at America’s oldest sporting facility.
After 100 races — and zero victories — Zippy Chippy called it quits. But his futility has made him a celebrity in horse racing circles. We first profiled Zippy in 1999. Now Bill Littlefield catches up with the lovable loser, who’s enjoying a pleasant retirement.
Journeyman horse trainer Tim Snyder’s wife told him on her deathbed that she would come back as a horse. Seven years later, Snyder began training a horse that would go on to win a race at Saratoga. Bill Littlefield speaks with Joe Layden, the author of “The Ghost Horse.”
As horses and jockeys prepare for this Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, one of horse racing’s historic venues is preparing to cease operation. Only A Game’s Susan Valot has the story.
With the Preakness right around the corner, Only A Game’s Sam Gallant takes us behind the scenes at Victory Racing Plates, a horse shoe manufacturer that dates back to the early 20th century.
Ahead of the 139th Kentucky Derby, 2009 winner Mine That Bird has been preparing for the Hollywood version of his own story. Gabe Bullard of WFPL in Louisville reports on the making of the film ’50 to 1.’
An urban horse race track in Hong Kong has a deep history dating back to British rule. OAG’s Charlie Schroeder brings us the story of Happy Valley.
A leg injury has forced I’ll Have Another out of the Belmont Stakes, out of the running for the Triple Crown, and out of racing altogether. Former Sports Illustrated writer William Nack joined Bill Littlefield to discuss the horse and the state of the horse racing.
Only A Game analyst Charlie Pierce goes over the week’s sports news including the Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA Playoffs, and a fishing triumph with a side benefit.
Peter Fuller owned the only horse ever to be disqualified after winning the Kentucky Derby. He was also an amateur boxer who once sparred with Muhammad Ali for charity. Fuller died Monday at the age of 89. Bill Littlefield offers a remembrance.