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July 12th, 2014

Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy

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. Last summer Bill Littlefield caught up with the lovable loser, who was enjoying a pleasant retirement.

Featured Book
May 31st, 2014

‘Duel For The Crown’ Captures Legendary Triple Crown Rivalry

‘Duel for the Crown’ by Linda Carroll and David Rosner delves into the legendary rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar for the 1978 Triple Crown. Carroll joins Bill Littlefield.

Commentary
May 3rd, 2014

Kentucky Derby Fashion Fever

The Kentucky Derby isn’t all about horse racing anymore. After all, the race is only two minutes. Bill Littlefield looks into the rising popularity and emphasis of Derby Fashion.

In the news
May 3rd, 2014

Kentucky Derby Marred By Controversy

The 140th running of the Kentucky Derby is this weekend. This year’s event is swirling in controversy after PETA released a video accusing a trainer of horse cruelty. The New York Time’s Joe Drape joins Bill Littlefield to discuss the upcoming race and surrounding events.

Feature
August 31st, 2013

Saratoga Celebrates 150 Years

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.

OAG 20th Anniversary
August 24th, 2013

Catching Up With A Lovable Loser: Zippy Chippy

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.

Featured Book
July 6th, 2013

‘The Ghost Horse’ Tells A Mysterious Tale

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.”

In Depth
June 8th, 2013
By Susan Valot

Hollywood Park Readies For Swan Song

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.

Feature
May 18th, 2013
By Sam Gallant

Shoe Maker Primes Horses For The Track

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.

Feature
May 4th, 2013
By Gabe Bullard

Mine That Bird Races To The Big Screen

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.’

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