Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the June 9 baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Triple Crown Hero: American Pharoah becomes first Triple Crown winner since 1978, The Pan American Conference, Ahmed Zayat, Bob Baffert, Victor Espinoza and more in the June 13, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse magazine.
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).
Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman's Gimme Da Lute assumed command at the top stretch and battle gamely to defeat Prospect Park by a half-length in the $98,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) June 7 at Santa Anita Park.
In significant acts of generosity, trainer Bob Baffert and his wife, Jill, along with jockey Victor Espinoza, announced they will donate to several charities following American Pharoah's Triple Crown triumph.
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.
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.
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's June 7 activities and plans to parade him on Stephen Foster Day at Churchill Downs.
The Triple Crown winner appears on national TV June 7 at Belmont Park. watch video
The Triple Crown winner appears on national TV June 7 at Belmont Park.
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.
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
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.
Claire Novak reports the news of the day, including comments from Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher. watch video
Claire Novak reports the news of the day, including comments from Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher.
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.
- By Jeremy Balan
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.
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.
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.
Thoroughbred racing once again pinned hopes and dreams upon the latest Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner heading into the Belmont. Finally, American Pharoah delivered, rolling to victory and becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.
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 trainer Bob Baffert at the Belmont Stakes post position draw. video
Comments from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert at the Belmont Stakes post position draw.
The Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) is on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) undercard for the second year in a row. With the 2014 edition won by the previous year's Belmont winner, Christophe Clement hopes Tonalist can also win.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Claire Novak updates us from outside of American Pharoah's barn, where he arrived on the afternoon of June 2, 2015. watch video
American Pharoah arrives at Belmont Park on June 2, 2015. Watch Video
Zayat Stables' Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah completed his final pre-race work June 1 at Churchill Downs, breezing five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 under jockey Martin Garcia.
Two-time grade II winner Honor Code remains on track for his scheduled start in the $1.25 million NYRA.com Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) June 6 at Belmont Park.
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's final breeze before the 2015 Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Baffert discusses June 1 breeze of Triple Crown hopeful at Churchill Downs watch video
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses the June 1 breeze of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah at Churchill Downs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Trainer Bob Baffert, after dual classic winner American Pharoah worked. watch video
Trainer Bob Baffert comments after dual classic winner American Pharoah works at Churchill Downs May 26.
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