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Verrazano crosses a bridge towards Kentucky Derby

TAMPA, FL — The puns wrote themselves: He crossed the bridge. Uncharted waters. Smooth sailing. And so on. On Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, the highly touted three-year-old thoroughbred race horse Verrazano, named after the…

Wise Dan wins prestigious Woodbine Mile

John Velazquez was in a hurry all day at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday.

After leading five-year-old gelding Wise Dan across the finish line, and pausing briefly to speak to those gathered in the winner’s circle, Velazquez was off to the races again, announcing “I have a flight to catch!”