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).
American Pharoah was thriving in his role as Thoroughbred racing's latest superstar June 7, one day after winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and becoming the first horse since 1978 to sweep the Triple Crown.
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 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
Claire Novak recaps Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's victory in the Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar during the 1978 Triple Crown. Watch Video
Claire Novak sets the scene for Belmont Stakes Day, including an update on the weather and the crowd. Watch Video
Monster Energy has entered into a sponsorship arrangement with Zayat Stables' American Pharoah as the Pioneer of the Nile colt seeks to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
As American Pharoah trains flawlessly toward the June 6 Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), it is tempting to wonder if this horse might be the one.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a proclamation June 5 declaring Saturday, June 6, "American Pharoah Day" throughout the entire state.
The New York Racing Association the night of June 5 announced that all tickets for the Saturday, June 6 running of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) have been officially sold out.
Claire Novak reports the news of the day, including comments from Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher. watch video
Steve Haskin analyzes the Belmont Stakes. read blog
American Pharoah tied a bow on his lead-up to the June 6 Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I) with his final gallop June 5, ticking right along under exercise rider Jorge Alvarez.
Trainer Dale Romans says Keen Ice will be closer to pace. watch video
Ron Mitchell and Steve Haskin discuss the Belmont Stakes: how American Pharoah has been training, possible upsetters, including Frosted and Mubtaahij, and the pace scenario.
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American Pharoah gallops the day before the Belmont Stakes. watch video
Trainer Nick Zito, who saddled horses to dash the Triple Crown hopes of Smarty Jones and Big Brown, sees similarities between his two previous longshot winners and Frammento.
Long before Olympic gold-medalist Bruce Jenner transformed into Caitlyn Jenner, for a brief period of time in the late-summer of 1976, future undefeated Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was mistakenly identified.
Regardless of whether American Pharoah ultimately proves himself to be great, he is standing on the precipice of a memorable achievement, and all that stands in his way is one long lap around Belmont Park's massive track. read blog
Belmont Stakes hopeful Tale of Verve was calm while in the Belmont Park paddock June 4. watch video
View Belmont images from Steve Haskin with American Pharoah leading the masses and his contenders thriving. read blog
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including American Pharaoh, Madefromlucky, and Materiality schooling, and trackwork for Mubtaahij, Keen Ice, and Frosted. Watch Video
As Triple Crown contender American Pharoah has traveled between Churchill Downs, Pimlico Race Course, and Belmont over the past six weeks, this faithful companion has been there every step of the way.
With two days remaining until the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), contenders for the third classic had a busy morning at Belmont Park June 4.
A judge has thrown out a civil lawsuit over $1.65 million in alleged gambling debts against the owner of American Pharoah, Ahmed Zayat.
American Pharoah continued his flawless preparations for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in his second day over the track at Belmont Park, powering through a stellar gallop and then schooling calmly in the paddock.
Recorded in 2008, Jockeys Steve Cauthen and Jorge Velasquez look back on the rivalry between Affirmed and Alydar. Part 1: Cauthen and Velasquez recall the 2yo seasons of Affirmed and Alydar. Watch Video
Co-owner/breeder Perry Martin revisits the 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and looks ahead to California Chrome's future at stud.
Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford talks about Keen Ice and the potential of derailing another Triple Crown bid. Watch Video
Zayat Stables' Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah drew post 5 for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to be run June 6 at Belmont Park, and was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite.
Comments from American Pharoah's owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin following the Belmont Stakes draw. watch video
Comments from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert at the Belmont Stakes post position draw. video
NBC Sports Group has struck a deal with the New York Racing Association that gives it exclusive broadcast rights to the grade I Belmont Stakes, third leg of the Triple Crown, through 2020.
Another important factor that goes into riding in the Belmont Stakes is when to move on your horse. read blog
Lenny Shulman talks with Steve Cauthen about the Belmont Stakes and American Pharoah's chances for securing the Triple Crown. Presented by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions Watch Video
Trainer Bob Baffert talks with the media June 3 about how American Pharoah has settled in and what his first trip around the Belmont Park track was like. watch video
American Pharoah felt so good this morning at Belmont Park that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert decided to let him get a full look at the racing surface.
Zayat Stables has struck a promotional deal with Monster, which produces various energy drinks, with just days to go before American Pharoah bids for the Triple Crown June 6 at Belmont Park.
Belmont Stakes contender Frammento gets a bath at Belmont Park June 3. watch video
American Pharoah Heading to the Track watch video
With American Pharoah attempting to complete a Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, industry leaders talk about what the first Triple Crown sweep since 1978 would mean for the sport.
After pretty much non-stop rain over the last 48 hours, a break in the precipitation is forecast for Elmont, N.Y., Wednesday before returning again Thursday and Friday, June 4-5.
Zayat Stables' Triple Crown contender American Pharoah arrived June 2 at Long Island MacArthur Airport and soon after walked off a horse van at Belmont Park, ready for his run in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Dallas Stewart, trainer of Charles Fipke's homebred Tale of Verve, finds himself in a familiar spot heading into Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6.
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