Horse racing roundup: Materiality takes Florida Derby, remains unbeaten

...outings, Materiality held off Upstart and finished the 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute, 52.30 seconds on Saturday with jockey John...beating Stanford by a neck. His winning time in the 1 1/8-mile race was 1:50.67.War Story, the other co-favorite...

Upstart and Itsaknockout set for rematch at Florida Derby

...issue for Upstart is that he's starting on the outside of the field, meaning a good start will be crucial in the 1 1-8 mile race. The field will start entering the first of two turns about 11 seconds after the gate opens.Upstart blazed his...

Defending champ Will Power has top speed at IndyCar practice

...through the streets of St. Petersburg, site of Sunday's season-opening race. Power's title run began on this 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit with a win in last year's opener.He's had plenty of time to think about this...

New Kentucky Derby contender emerges after record romp in New Mexico

...Kentucky Derby, Firing Line's 14¼-length victory in Sunday's Sunland Derby is still impressive.He ran 1 1/8 miles in a track record 1:47.39. Plus, he's ridden by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Gary Stevens.And there's...

Spiral Stakes victory is Dubai Sky's fourth in a row

...of three horses in the field of 11 not nominated to the Triple Crown.Ridden by Jose Lezcano, Dubai Sky covered 1 1/8 miles over a synthetic surface in 1:50.26. His four previous races had all been on turf, including a Jan. 24 win in the...

American Pharoah is dominant at Rebel Stakes

...mares by 7¼ lengths at Santa Anita for her third victory in a row.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Warren's Veneda ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.73 and paid $5, $2.60 and $2.20 as the 3-2 favorite.


...Paris-Nice, it's a very important race for me."Porte, the 2013 champion, completed the 204-kilometer (126.8-mile) ride from Varennes-sur-Allier to Croix de Chaubouret in 5 hours, 19 minutes, with Thomas recording the same time...

Pardon Ndhlovu, Bridget Lyons claim victory at GRU Augusta Half Marathon and 10K

...wanted to see what I could do," he said. "It worked out pretty well. It helped out running with Bridget for the first 8½ miles, just pacing."Lyons won the women's division for the third time in four years. The former Greenbrier and University...

2015 Cadillac ATS Coupe is sized like a BMW, priced lower

...less than what's in the sedan.Trunk space, though, remains the same at 10.4 cubic feet.The tester averaged 22.8 miles per gallon in combined city and highway travel, which was less than the federal government's estimated average of 24...

Maybe I can't run 13.1 miles

...weeks ago, I keep reinjuring it during long runs. Now I'm wondering if I can actually run 13.1 miles. Maybe 7-8 miles is my limit. On Sunday I attempted a 13.1-mile practice run along much of the GRU Augusta Half Marathon course. After...