John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times

John Cherwa

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • Los Angeles Times
Past:
  • The Union-Tribune
  • The Baltimore Sun
  • chicagotribune.com
  • Orlando Sentinel
  • The Saratogian
  • Troy Record
  • Govtech.com
  • Sun Sentinel

Recent articles by John:

Horse racing newsletter: Jon White’s Kentucky Derby rankings are here

We’re lucky to have top expert Jon White take a look at what’s happening on the Kentucky Derby trail. → Read More

Jockey Ray York, who won Kentucky Derby at age 20, dies

Ray York, who won the Kentucky Derby in 1954, died Sunday after a bout with pneumonia at a care facility near Bakersfield. He was 86. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: More stewards’ rulings

Also, Santa Anita has canceled a few more Thursday cards. → Read More

Ryan Newman undergoing treatment for head injury sustained in Daytona 500 crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman says he's undergoing treatment for a head injury he sustained in his Daytona 500 crash. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: Catching up on the news

Legendary sire A.P. Indy died on Friday at age 31. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: Welcome back!

Ron Flatter gives you some things to think about in regards to finding the Kentucky Derby winner. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: Jon White’s Kentucky Derby rankings are here

As always, we’re lucky to have top expert Jon White take a look at what’s happening on the Kentucky Derby trail. → Read More

Seventh horse dies at Santa Anita since Dec. 26

Santa Anita had a seventh horse die while training or racing on Thursday when Unveiled suffered a fracture to his right front leg while galloping during morning training. → Read More

Ryan Newman is walking around hospital two days after horrific Daytona 500 crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is walking, joking and in good spirits two days after his horrific crash on the last lap of Monday’s Daytona 500. → Read More

Ryan Newman awake and talking with family after Daytona 500 crash

NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is awake and speaking with family and doctors after a brutal crash on the final lap of the Daytona 500. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: It’s all in the numbers

We’ve often said that statistics can be used to prove whatever point you are trying to make. → Read More

Denny Hamlin goes it alone and still manages to win Daytona 500

Denny Hamlin didn't have any help from his Toyota teammates in the overtime shootout at the Daytona 500 on Monday, but he still managed to win. → Read More

Denny Hamlin wins the Daytona 500; Ryan Newman hospitalized after frightening crash

Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 after a trio of crashes in the final laps forced a two-lap overtime shootout. Ryan Newman was hospitalized following a crash. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: The Norberto Arroyo Jr. story has taken a very sad turn

The Norberto Arroyo Jr. story has taken a very sad turn. → Read More

Daytona 500 postponed until Monday because of rain

The Daytona 500 was postponed Sunday after only 20 laps because of rain. The race is scheduled to resume on Monday at 1 p.m. PST. → Read More

Dale Earnhardt Jr. is working through a fear of flying after plane crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family suffered minor injuries in a plane crash last year. Getting back in a plane is tough, says the former NASCAR driver. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: Hard Not to Love is even easier to love

Even though she ran at the back of the five-horse field, she ran a perfectly timed race and won by an easy 3 ½ lengths. → Read More

President Trump to serve as grand marshal of Daytona 500

Ties between NASCAR and the Republican party aren't new. Donald Trump will be the second U.S. president to be the grand marshal of the Daytona 500. → Read More

Jimmie Johnson ready to start his final NASCAR season at the Daytona 500

Jimmie Johnson comes to his final Daytona 500 after a career that includes seven series championships. Is he the GOAT of NASCAR? His teammate thinks so. → Read More

Horse racing newsletter: Problems with Kentucky Derby qualifying

Here's an interesting idea about how the Kentucky Derby field is filled. → Read More