6:56 PM Jun 8, 2014
California Chrome (2), with Victor Espinoza up, and Medal Count, with Robby Albarado up, early in the 146th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Saturday, June 7, 2014. California Chrome came up short in search of the first Triple Crown in 36 years. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/MCT)
ELMONT, N.Y. (MCT) – To win the Triple Crown, there's no margin for error and no room for misfortune. California Chrome's long run of good luck ended Saturday when he suffered a hoof injury leaving the gate and dead-heated for fourth before a crowd of 102,199 in the Belmont Stakes. For the 36th consecutive year, racing's most coveted trophy went unclaimed.
5:51 PM May 4, 2014
California Chrome with Victor Espinoza up crosses the finish line to win ithe 140th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 3, 2014. (Ron Garrison/Lexington Herald-Leader/MCT)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (MCT) – Thoroughbreds live outside the natural law that decrees survival of the fittest. Without selective breeding that began in the 17th century, they would not exist. These magnificent creatures are more fragile than the dreams they carry on ankles the size of a man's wrist.
12:00 PM Mar 13, 2014
Firefighters battle a blaze at the site of a possible explosion and building collapse on corner of 116th Street and Park Avenue, in the Harlem section of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. (Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/MCT)
NEW YORK (MCT) – Three people were killed in the East Harlem explosion that leveled two buildings Wednesday, and the search continues for nine occupants who are unaccounted for, city officials said.
10:44 AM Mar 12, 2014
NEW YORK (MCT) – Firefighters were pouring water onto billowing smoke in East Harlem on Wednesday morning after a reported explosion and possible building collapse that injured about 15 people, officials said.