Articles posted May 31, 2012

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Spawr pleased that Amazombie's form was boosted on Memorial Day

When it comes to discussing Amazombie, last year's champion sprinter, Bill Spawr starts slowly, but the tempo quickly increases and he finds it difficult to rein in his exuberance. If all goes as planned, the six-year-old California bred will take the exact same path as last year when he captured the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs, using the Grade 1 Triple Bend, Grade 1 Bing Crosby and Grade 1 Ancient Title as springboards.

Blue Ribbon Run, art exhibition among Belmont week festivities

Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another's training team, including Doug O'Neill, plans to run in the inaugural "Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run for Prostate Cancer" on Sunday. Runners will finish the race on the dirt track at Belmont Park, crossing the finish line where I'll Have Another will vie for the Triple Crown title next weekend.

Alpha out of Belmont Stakes

Godolphin Racing's Alpha will miss the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9 after developing a fever, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Thursday.

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