Kent Desormeaux is looking to spoil the Triple Crown bid of American Pharoah when he rides Donegal Racing's Keen Ice in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
Alicia Wincze Hughes of the Lexington Herald-Leader and Tom Law of ST Publishing earned top honors in the New York Racing Association's sixth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest.
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah continued his preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/2 miles over the Churchill Downs main track May 31 with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez in the irons.
Trainer Dallas Stewart hopes to improve off a second place Preakness Stakes finish with the Belmont Stakes. watch video
It's been a year since Tonalist won the Belmont Stakes, denying California Chrome a Triple Crown, and the son of Tapit will once again be running on the Belmont card.
With only a week until the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah stepped up his training May 30 with a 1 1/2-mile gallop on the Churchill Downs main track.
Mossarosa's Frammento put in his final timed workout May 30 at Saratoga Race Course for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Tale of Verve took to the Belmont Park main track May 30 to log his final breeze in advance of the $1.5 million race June 6.
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- Breeders' Cup, Triple Crown, Thoroughbred Racing, Handicapping, Northeast Region, Kentucky
Breeders' Cup launched its 2015 Million Dollar Finish fantasy game May 29 with more prizes and opportunities to win than ever before throughout the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: "Win & You're In."
Grade I winners Materiality (:47.78) and Frosted (:47.84) both worked a half-mile May 29 at Belmont Park in preparation of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner had a schooling session in the Churchill Downs starting gate and resumed galloping around the one-mile oval May 29.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a pair of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prospects May 29 at Belmont Park. Carpe Diem drilled a half-mile in :47.66 and Madefromlucky was clocked in :47.84.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack May 28 for a clockwise jog once around the mile oval.
Trainer Kenny McPeek, who upset War Emblem's bid for a Triple Crown with Sarava in 2002, said the morning of May 28 that he will more than likely point The Truth Or Else towards the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
The quality that American Pharoah brings to the table--the quality trainer Bob Baffert believes could help him sweep the Triple Crown--is the colt's smooth stride.
The birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, located in The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County, was named to the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra take an early look at the Belmont Stakes, including who has the best chance to upset American Pharoah. Watch Video
Conquest Curlinate has been withdrawn from the list of challengers to dual classic winner American Pharoah in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and instead will be pointed toward the July 5 Queen's Plate.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, who finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) in his previous start, breezed six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on a fast track at Churchill Downs May 27.
Connections of Triple Crown winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed discuss the Triple Crown chances of two-time classic winner American Pharoah.
Dual classic winner American Pharoah impressed trainer Bob Baffert and onlookers at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26 when the colt breezed four furlongs in :48 in preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Night School, the national online fan education and player development program, will welcome sports broadcaster Bob Costas the evening of May 26 for a discussion of the Triple Crown and a big-picture view of the sport.
Ron Paolucci's War Story will bypass the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in favor of the June 20 Ohio Derby (gr. III), the owner confirmed May 26.
Trainer Bob Baffert, after dual classic winner American Pharoah worked. watch video
The New York Racing Association May 26 said it has implemented a strategy to expedite access to and egress from Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival June 5-6.
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 1/4 miles on a sloppy Churchill Downs main track May 25.
American Pharoah gets bath after galloping over a sloppy track on May 25, 2015 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes. watch video
Horses competing in the U.S. Triple Crown races fail to sweep the series because they are under too much pressure to perform in a short amount of time, Sheikh Hamdan told Reuters Africa in an interview published May 24.
Trainer Dallas Stewart could not have been more pleased with the appearance of Tale of Verve May 24, as he watched the Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up grazing outside his barn.
UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij breezed an easy five furlongs May 24 in preparation for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I). It was his third official work since arriving in New York May 15.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner American Pharoah galloped 1 3/16 miles on the Churchill Downs main track May 24.
The longer we go without a Triple Crown winner, the more embedded I become in a dubious fraternity; one whose membership requires only a single qualification â€" you have to be old. read blog
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Frammento breezed a half-mile on the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course May 23 as trainer Nick Zito looks to pull off another upset of a Triple Crown bid.
American Pharoah continued his preparations for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by galloping 1 3/16 miles on the Churchill Downs main track under regular exercise rider Jorge Alvarez May 23.
The homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile galloped 1 3/16 miles over the Churchill Downs main track May 22 at 8:30 a.m. EDT following the renovation break with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez up.
Victor Espinoza departs Southern California for New York June 1, for what he hopes is a date with destiny, when he pursues a sweep of the Triple Crown aboard American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
Byron Rogers discusses American Pharoah's valuation, historical comparisons, and potential breeding strategies.
The gala dinner of the Pan American Conference, presented by Longines at New York City's exclusive Cipriani 42nd Street, will be held Friday, June 5 and proceeds will benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
New York City-based sports and entertainment marketing Leverage Agency has been selected as the exclusive marketing, sponsorship, and product licensing agency for Triple Crown contender American Pharoah.
American Pharoah's roots are steeped in Hyperion blood, put together by Florida horseman Fred Hooper.
On a sun-splashed morning that saw a flurry of activity from Belmont Stakes (gr. I) probables, Frosted was among several workers on May 22 who are targeting the final leg of the Triple Crown at Belmont Park June 6.
It was a busy day for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park the morning of May 22 as three of his hopefuls for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) worked at the New York oval.
Godolphin Racing's Frosted is will challenge Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6, the colt's trainer, Kiaran McLaughlin, announced Thursday.
American Pharoah returned to the track Thursday, May 21 for the first time since Saturday's seven-length Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) romp in the slop at Pimlico Race Course.
Ahmed Zayat, owner of dual classic winner and Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, said a lawsuit seeking to collect from him $1.65 million in gambling debts amounts to extortion.
Esteemed sportsmen Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney have been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame as Pillars of the Turf.
Dual classic winner American Pharoah, who is seeking to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner, will retire to Coolmore's Ashford Stud at the end of his career, most likely after this year, according to owner Ahmed Zayat.
The breeding rights to dual classic winner American Pharoah have been sold to an undisclosed stud farm, ESPN.com reported May 19.
Churchill Downs Inc. has filed suit against Daily Racing Form, alleging the company's DRF Bets wagering service violated the Interstate Horseracing Act when it took bets on this year's Kentucky Derby and Oaks.
Don't dismiss Belmont chances because of American Pharoah's Derby and Preakness final times. read blog
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