Flores, who on Wednesday cried on the field because he thought he had been traded during the Mets’ game against the Padres, hit his first career walk-off home run to help the Mets beat Washington on Friday.
A Happy Birthday to my wonderful son, Ted. I hope you have a great day and many, many more. I do hope you will all join me in wishing it so. He is always here to give a helping hand and /or guidance to any and everyone who needs it.
It’s only human nature to want satisfying resolutions, but things don’t always work out that way, as we saw in Saturday’s three big stakes events. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a thoroughly satisfying result in the bunch.
R Valentino will get tested for class when he runs in a $25,000 optional-claiming race at Northlands Park on Monday. The 6 1/2-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds and up drew nine horses and headlines the Heritage Day card that begins at 1 p.m. Mountain.
Santa Anita will offer a reduced schedule of 21 stakes for its 19-day autumn meeting, which runs from Sept. 26 to Nov. 1, compared to the 28 stakes in 2014 when the 25-day season included the Breeders’ Cup races.
American Pharoah worked at Santa Anita on Sunday, going five furlongs in 59.20 seconds. The workout left trainer Bob Baffert assured the Triple Crown winner is on course for the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2.
A book of parody songs updated in 2012 and circulated privately by members of the Ohio State University marching band included a sendup of the Holocaust with joking references to furnaces used in Nazi concentration camps and the train cars used to transport Jews to their deaths.
Ten years after the Pennsylvania Derby was going to host for the first time the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner in the form of local runner Smarty Jones, Parx Racing will finally get that honor on Saturday when California Chrome starts the 1 1/8-mile race.
Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome galloped over the Parx Racing track Thursday morning as he prepares to face seven other 3-year-olds in the $1 million, 1 1/8-mile Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday