Illinois mulls smoking ban loophole for casinos
HAMMOND, Ind. — Clutching his Marlboro, Clifford Hutchison works a slot machine unaware of his role in a desperate competition to balance state budgets.
Turf horses ready for dirt
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Animal Kingdom strolled onto the track at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning and with little urging from jockey Robby Albarado, took off down the frontstretch.
Tours reveal pampered lives of prized horses
MIDWAY, Ky. - As star-struck visitors approached a lush green paddock at Three Chimneys Farm, the stately thoroughbred Big Brown was right on cue. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner ambled up to the plank fence and calmly posed like a movie star on the red carpet.