Papa John's Pizza announced May 2 it has reactivated a special promotion with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to support aftercare for retired Thoroughbreds during the 2016 Triple Crown season.
Highlighted by the 148th renewal of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday, June 11, Belmont Park will kick off its 54-day spring/summer meet on Friday, April 29.
The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe sits atop the list of the world's top 100 group I and grade I races for 2015, according to International Federation of Horseracing Authorities rankings released April 22.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin looks back at the highs and lows that he has witnessed at the Belmont Stakes. read blog
- By Steve Haskin
With Todd Pletcher scoring his 4,000th win today, I thought this would be a good time to reprint my recap of the 2007 Belmont Stakes victory by Rags to Riches, which I feel is still Pletcher's greatest training job. read blog
The 2015 Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), in which American Pharoah became a Triple Crown winner, has been chosen as a finalist for Sports Event of the Year by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal.
He raced for New Orleans, becoming the pride and joy of anyone who called the bayous home and making Louisiana the capital of the horse racing industry for a brief yet unforgettable period of time.
A trio of new marathons, two of them for fillies and mares, will offer horsemen and fans at Belmont Park an exclusive opportunity to experience some of the longest stakes races available in American racing.
The Belmont Stakes Racing Festival and Stars and Stripes Day during the spring/summer meet at Belmont Park and the Whitney and Travers Stakes days at Saratoga Race Course highlight the NYRA stakes calendar.
Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.
The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 22 that tickets for the 2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 28.
The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) has been deemed the inaugural winner of the Longines World's Best Horse Race by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities, the IFHA announced Jan. 19.
A by-the-numbers look at Zayat Stables' American Pharoah's Triple Crown run in which he became the 12th Triple Crown winner completing a sweep of the classics with his June 6 victory in the Belmont Stakes.
Should Lani finish first or second in Dubai, Yahoo Japan reported, Matsunaga plans to enter the colt, a son of leading sire Tapit, in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, culminating in his breathtaking victory in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) that ended a 37-year drought, was honored Dec. 24 as the "Sports Story of the Year" by AP.
The New York Racing Association has released the official logo for the 2016 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival.
The New York Racing Association has released its 2016 racing calendar, with 237 days of live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course.
- By Steve Haskin
For Bobby Frankel, he was to be the Messiah; the gifted regally bred racing machine that would be racing's next superstar. He even had the appropriate name -- Empire Maker. read blog
Marketing icon Ed Seigenfeld, former executive vice president of Triple Crown Productions, died Sept. 16 in Louisville, Ky., after a brief illness. He was 78.
- By Blood-Horse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Triple Crown, Northeast Region, Kentucky
Palace Malice, a six-time graded stakes winner and the 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) victor, has been retired and will stand stud at Three Chimneys.
Grade III winner and classic-placed Medal Count, a son of Dynaformer, has been retired and will stand stud in 2016 at Spendthrift Farm near Lexington as the newest participant in the farm's Share The Upside Program.
Triple Crown winner War Admiral's name appears eight times in American Pharoah's pedigree.
Lenny Shulman talks with owner Ahmed Zayat about American Pharoah's triple crown win. Lenny also describes what it was like to be at Belmont Park, Bob Baffert's training job, and more! watch video
Lenny Shulman talks with Ahmed Zayat owner of 2015 Triple Crown Winner, American Pharoah.
Steve Haskin has resigned as Blood-Horse's senior correspondent to pursue other opportunities. He has been with Blood-Horse since December 1998.
For 37 years, the gates to racing's pantheon have remained shut, rusted with time, leaving a number of fallen heroes strewn along its steps. read blog
Social media reactions immediately following American Pharoah's historic victory in the Belmont Stakes which made him the 12th Triple Crown winner.
This week's cover of Sports Illustrated features American Pharoah, whose victory in the June 6 Belmont Stakes Presented by DraftKings (gr. I) marked the first Triple Crown sweep in 37 years.
A glimpse into American Pharoah's victories in the three jewels of the Triple Crown. watch video
A glimpse into American Pharoah's victories in the three jewels of the Triple Crown.
J. Keeler Johnson analyzes which races American Pharoah might target this summer and fall. read blog
NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said it's unlikely there will be as much interest in a potential Triple Crown winner if that possibility exists in next year's Belmont Stakes since the elusive feat was accomplished this year
The New York Racing Association says that more than 95% of the $2 win tickets sold at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack on American Pharoah to win the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) haven't been cashed.
In the 37th year since Affirmed swept the classics in 1978, Zayat Stables' American Pharoah toyed with the field of seven other horses to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
All-sources pari-mutuel handle on the 13-race Belmont Stakes (gr. I) program June 6 totaled $134,839,391, down about 10.2% from last year's Belmont day program, which had the same number of races.
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, unable to prevent a Triple Crown winner for the third time, was full of praise for the feat accomplished June 7 by American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes Presented by DraftKings (gr. I).
Zayat Stables' American Pharoah shipped well the morning of June 7 from New York to Churchill Downs, where he arrived early afternoon with more than 100 fans and members of the media waiting at the barn.
The overnight television rating for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), which produced the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years in American Pharoah, was down slightly from last year, according to The Nielsen Company.
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's June 7 activities and plans to parade him on Stephen Foster Day at Churchill Downs. watch video
It is hard to imagine the man outside John Terranova's Belmont Park barn is the same person who was perched on the Santa Anita grandstand steps countless mornings before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's June 7 activities and plans to parade him on Stephen Foster Day at Churchill Downs.
Experience an interactive turn-by-turn slideshow of the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and historic Triple Crown win. view slideshow
The Triple Crown winner appears on national TV June 7 at Belmont Park. watch video
American Pharoah boarding a van to go to the airport and return to Churchill Downs following his Belmont Stakes win June 7. watch video
The Triple Crown winner appears on national TV June 7 at Belmont Park.
American Pharoah boarding a van to go to the airport and return to Churchill Downs following his Belmont Stakes win June 7.
Relive American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory in the 2015 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.
The sights and scenes leading up to the Belmont Stakes. View Slideshow
From the start to the celebration, American Pharoah's victory in the Belmont Stakes. View Slideshow
Comments from the connections of 2015 Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, including trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Victor Espinoza, and owner Ahmed Zayat. Watch Video
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