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.
Not everyone is keen to pack into Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby. Some horse racing fans prefer the quieter atmosphere found at the track earlier in the week. From Louisville, Anne Marshall has the story.
Fix yourself a Hot Brown Sandwich and mix up some mint juleps: The 137th Kentucky Derby is here! While the horses and jockeys get ready for the big race, Bill talks with the Louisville Courier-Journal’s Jennie Rees about the best picks for your entertainment-only dollar.
This week on Only A Game, Keith O’Brien catches up with the trash-talking, fist-throwing Cincinnati Reds. Also, we look at a new book that examines the successes and failures of Title IX and Karen Given reports on what’s next for the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.