American Pharoah looked strong and fresh in his first exercise as a Triple Crown champion, returning to the dirt June 12 for a clockwise jog before media and adoring fans as the sun rose over Churchill Downs.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah gets a bath at Churchill Downs after his first morning back to the track June 12, 2015.
Don't Leave Me will try to notch a second graded stakes win in Kentucky when she faces an expected six other 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 13 at Churchill Downs.
When he stops by Churchill Downs on June 13 to pick up his trophy from American Pharoah's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will send out Fame and Power in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III).
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is scheduled to parade during the June 13 "Downs After Dark" program at Churchill Downs.
Given record wagering during the opening week of its spring meet, Churchill Downs June 9 announced a 10% hike in overnight purses for the remaining 11 programs of the meeting.
A glimpse into American Pharoah's victories in the three jewels of the Triple Crown.
Breeders' Cup announced June 8 that Calumet Farm in Lexington has been named an official farm partner of Breeders' Cup World Championships.
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.
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.
American Pharoah boarding a van to go to the airport and return to Churchill Downs following his Belmont Stakes win June 7.
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.
Claire Novak recaps Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's victory in the Belmont Stakes.
Claire Novak sets the scene for Belmont Stakes Day, including an update on the weather and the crowd.
It's back to the main track for Gallant Stables' Majestic Harbor, who will bid to return to the winner's circle June 13 in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
B. Wayne Hughes Spendthrift Farm near Lexington is the newest member of Horse Country Inc., a tourism initiative for Central Kentucky's horse farms, equine clinics, and other equine-related attractions.
Claire Novak reports the news of the day, including comments from Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher.
American Pharoah gallops the day before the Belmont Stakes.
Belmont Stakes hopeful Tale of Verve was calm while in the Belmont Park paddock June 4.
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including American Pharaoh, Madefromlucky, and Materiality schooling, and trackwork for Mubtaahij, Keen Ice, and Frosted.
Charlie Boden, head of sales at Darley since 2006, is leaving the company July 1.
Co-owner/breeder Perry Martin revisits the 2014 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and looks ahead to California Chrome's future at stud.
After the post position draw, trainer Mike de Kock talks about Mubtaahij.
Trainer Dallas Stewart talks about Belmont Stakes contender Tale of Verve after the post position draw.
Darley America president Jimmy Bell talks about Belmont Stakes contender Frosted after the post position draw.
Donegal Racing's Jerry Crawford talks about Keen Ice and the potential of derailing another Triple Crown bid.
Grade I winner Personal Diary and graded stakes winners Strike Charmer, I'm Already Sexy, and Aurelia's Belle head a competitive field of 12 entered for the June 6 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill.
Trainer Todd Pletcher talks about Materiality and Madefromlucky after the Belmont Stakes draw.
Comments from American Pharoah's owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin following the Belmont Stakes draw.
Comments from American Pharoah's trainer Bob Baffert at the Belmont Stakes post position draw.
Champion Escena, who won the 1998 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, died June 3 at Diamond A Farms near Versailles, Ky.
Thoroughbred Charities of America announced June 3 the appointment of Nathan McCauley to its board of directors. He currently has more than two dozen horses in training and on the family's McCauley Farm in Nicholasville, Ky.
Claire Novak updates the news of the day, including a report on American Pharoah's first trip to the Belmont Park track.
Belmont Stakes Contender American Pharoah slow-motion walk.
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.
Belmont Stakes contender Frammento gets a bath at Belmont Park June 3.
American Pharoah walking to the Belmont Park track for the first time June 3.
Claire Novak updates us from outside of American Pharoah's barn, following his afternoon arrival on June 2, 2015.
American Pharoah arrives at Belmont Park on June 2, 2015.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice on June 2 put in his final work at Churchill Downs before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 6 at Belmont Park.
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.
Keeneland announced June 1 that Walt Robertson, vice president of sales, will retire from day-to-day duties June 30. Robertson will continue at the lead on the Sporting Art Auction.
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.
Jeff Burch has been named senior vice president of NTRA Advantage, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's group purchasing arm.
Claire Novak updates us on American Pharoah's final breeze before the 2015 Belmont Stakes.
The Kentucky Derby Museum June 5 plans to unveil updates to six exhibits to recognize 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner American Pharoah.
Breeders' Cup June 1 said it has extended its out-of-competition drug testing program to include the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, which offers winners automatic berths in the World Championships.
Trainer Bob Baffert discusses the June 1 breeze of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah at Churchill Downs.
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