Fans packed the race track in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. and tuned to NBC in big numbers this past Saturday, Aug. 29, for American Pharoah's second-place finish in the 146th Travers Stakes.
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Keen Ice rolls past American Pharoah in the Travers and more in the September 5, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
American Pharoah's fall adds to the mystique of the Spa. read blog
Photos highlighting the 2015 Saratoga race meet. view slideshow
Gleneagles, the four-time group I-winning son of Galileo, is being aimed at the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a possible showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Keeneland Oct. 31.
Jockey Victor Espinoza has been fined $15,000 by stewards at Saratoga Race Course in connection with having advertising on his pants when he rode American Pharoah in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes.
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will parade at Del Mar between races Sept. 6, the next-to-last day of the California track's 40-day summer meet.
NBC's two-hour broadcast that included Keen Ice's upset victory over Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 drew an overnight rating of 1.33, the best for the race since 2004.
Smokey, reining champ and American Pharoah's pony, takes a spin with Giani Terranova on Aug. 30, 2015 at Saratoga. watch video
There were no regrets from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert the morning after the Triple Crown winner finished second to Keen Ice in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.
- By Steve Haskin
The defeat hit like a ton of bricks. It was a crushing blow to the thousands who journeyed to Saratoga and those watching on TV. But the bottom line is that American Pharoah should not be blamed for this loss. read blog
A 16-1 shot who had not won for Donegal Racing since breaking his maiden last September, Keen Ice upset American Pharoah by about three-quarters of a length Aug. 29 at Saratoga after a prolonged stretch battle.
On a glorious morning at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 28, an estimated crowd of 15,000 flocked to the track to watch Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his final gallop before his bid in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes.
American Pharoah looks to be first Triple Crown winner to take Travers since Whirlaway in 1941. read blog
The Travers scares the heck out of Steve Haskin, even though American Pharoah looks as if he could have everything his own way on the lead and could very well take the field on a merry romp. read blog
If you blinked, you might have missed it. American Pharoah was on the Saratoga Race Course main track for all of five minutes for an easy gallop Aug. 27. It was the Triple Crown winner's first time on the track.
The $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), headed by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, will be televised by NBC network during a two-hour program Aug. 29.
Claire Novak and Tom LaMarra preview the Travers Stakes (gr. I) featuring American Pharoah, Texas Red, and Frosted. Watch Video
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide exclusive live coverage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's return attempt to win the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.
- By Steve Haskin
The 3-year-old showdown of the year will take place in the grade I Travers Stakes, where American Pharoah has made another cross-country trip to take on Texas Red and Frosted, and several others. read blog
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah stepped off the van at Saratoga Race Course at precisely 3 p.m. Aug. 26 for his next assignment, the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) coming up Aug. 29.
A quick hello from the Triple Crown champ at Blue Grass Airport en route to NY for the Travers Stakes (gr. I). watch video
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah drew post 2 and was installed as the 1-5 favorite in a field of 10 for the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I) to be run Saturday, Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.
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Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career to support retired racehorses.
Trainer John Terranova and crew are preparing to host American Pharoah at Saratoga for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was showing good energy the morning of Aug. 24, one day after the colt punched his ticket to the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I).
The head of the New York Racing Association said Aug. 23 the organization will attempt to create as many opportunities as possible for patrons to view American Pharoah, who has been confirmed for the Aug. 29 Travers.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will head to Saratoga Race Course for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), his connections announced Aug. 23 after the colt worked at Del Mar.
- By Steve Haskin
What is in the best interest of American Pharoah should be the top priority, and we all know by now that is, and has always been, first and foremost in the minds of his connections. read blog
On Aug. 20, tightening the screws for an upcoming run in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), the 3-year-old son of Tapit got down to business under jockey Joel Rosario with a five-furlong bullet move in :59.59 at Saratoga.
We are all well aware by now that Jill Baffert is the "woman behind the man" in the Baffert family, but it is time to meet the "women" of the Zayat family. read blog
Arlington, Del Mar, Saratoga, Woodbine, Charles Town, Sonoma County Fair & More! view slideshow
John Nerud (1913-2015): Steve Haskin remembers the legendary trainer, innovator, and mentor and more in the August 22, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
Monmouth Park officials want Triple Crown winner American Pharoah back at the Oceanport, N.J. track and are working to entice his connections with a $1 million race in September, the Asbury Park Press reports.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah tops a list of 16 horses nominated to the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah turned in his first breeze since winning the Aug. 2 William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) when he worked four furlongs in :47 3/5 Aug. 16 at Del Mar.
Chenery's lessons could benefit 'Pharoah'
The New Jersey State Senate honored Monmouth Park and the racetrack's recent success in hosting Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who captured the William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) on Aug. 2.
Trainer Dale Romans confirmed Aug 13 that William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) runner-up Keen Ice will breeze Aug. 15 in preparation for a start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 29.
American Pharoah has reclaimed the top spot in the sixth edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015, replacing Golden Horn. Shared Belief remains tied for third with Able Friend.
Honor Code pips Liam's Map in the Whitney at Saratoga and more in the August 15, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
American Pharoah and A.P. Indy star in this episode of Lenny's Place. Lenny has an exciting interview with trainer Bob Baffert and they discuss the emotional roller-coaster of the past year. watch video
Trainer Bob Baffert said Aug. 10 that American Pharoah has bounced back from his effort and cross-country trip to the Haskell and he is leaning toward running next in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.
Yearling market players expect strong selling at Fasig-Tipton's Saratoga select yearling auction, which opens Monday on the back of broadly positive returns at the company's bellwether July select sale.
Joseph Bainton, an attorney who had sought at least $10 million in litigation filed against Zayat, saw that defamation lawsuit dismissed Aug. 5 in U.S. District Court in New Jersey.
- By Steve Haskin
A chronicle of American Pharoah's rise from an injured 2-year-old champion with a one-dimensional style of running to an icon. read blog
- By Frank Angst
If you've ever been fortunate enough to attend the races at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., you know that a trip there has the feel of a mini-vacation. read blog
Perhaps helped a bit by added attention for horse racing following American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, wagering on U.S. races improved 1.41% in July to $903,673,455 when compared with July 2014.
A horseplayer's thoughts on American Pharoah.
Owner Ahmed Zayat said he would like to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah make his next start in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) because it would help define the colt's legacy if he were to win the "Midsummer Derby."
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|Yearling||Ingordo Bloodstock||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$300,000|
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