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  • Bob Baffert on American Pharoah: Part Two

    Trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah June 12 at Churchill Downs talks about American Pharoah's talent and personality, and future plans.

  • Bob Baffert on American Pharoah: Part One

    Bob Baffert, trainer of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, talks about how the horse is doing, and the experience of the Triple Crown. at Churchill Downs on June 12.

  • American Pharoah Bath June 12, 2015

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah gets a bath at Churchill Downs after his first morning back to the track June 12, 2015.

  • Honor Code wins the 2015 Met Mile.

    Honor Code to Target Whitney Handicap

    Honor Code will now target the Aug. 8 Whitney (gr. I) at Saratoga, McGaughey said. The 1 1/8-mile test will be just his second attempt at that distance and his first since winning the Remsen Stakes (gr. II) as a 2-year-old.

  • Ironicus shoots for his second straight graded stakes score in the Poker Stakes.

    Ironicus Targets Poker Stakes

    Stuart S. Janney III's Ironicus shoots for his second straight graded stakes score in the $500,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park on June 13.

  • American Pharoah receives a bath after arriving at Churchill Downs June 7.

    'Pharoah' Settles In Well at Churchill Downs

    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.

  • Honor Code and Javier Castellano take the Met Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-X5hHdz3">Order This Photo</a>

    Honor Code Flies Home in Met Mile

    Honor Code turned on the afterburners and flew home June 6 in the $1.25 million Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park, with last year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist getting up for second.

  • Curalina gets up late to win the Acorn Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-RJsrDpr">Order This Photo</a>

    Curalina Wins First Stakes in Acorn

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Curalina, making her first start in stakes company, prevailed in a very deep field for the $750,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park June 6.

  • March comes up the inside to nip Cinco Charlie in the Woody Stephens.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-62xphRw">Order This Photo</a>

    March Wins Woody Stephens by a Nose

    Robert LaPenta's March won a hard-fought battle by a slim nose in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II), the first of nine graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day under card.

  • Wagering Up Sharply at Belmont Festival

    The first two days of the inaugural Belmont Stakes Racing Festival showed sharp increases in on-track and all-sources wagering over the same two days in 2014, the New York Racing Association announced June 5.

  • Waltzing Matilda upsets the New York Stakes at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Vtx9M2Q">Order This Photo</a>

    Waltzing Matilda Stuns Field in New York

    Mrs. Paul Shanahan's Waltzing Matilda provided quite a shock in the $300,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) June 5, taking the 1 1/2-mile turf event at Belmont Park at odds of 22-1 in her U.S. debut.

  • American Pharoah at Belmont Park on June 5.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-Bm37GRz">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Completes Belmont Prep

    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.

  • Seattle Slew

    Triple Crown Tales: A Horse Named Sue

    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.

  • Pan American Conference Covers Wide Range

    International simulcasting exchanges, Southern Hemisphere shuttling, medication rules, and new technologies for tracks and bettors all covered at opening day of the inaugural Pan American Conference.

  • Smokey with American Pharoah at Belmont Park.
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    Pony Smokey a Loyal American Pharoah Sidekick

    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 galloped at Belmont Park on Thursday.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-TsD6Qvv">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Flawless in Preparation

    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.

  • Effinex enters the Brooklyn having won his last two starts, including the Excelsior Stakes (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vMjTzTb">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Targets Brooklyn for Jerkens

    Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex enters the marathon event having won his last two starts, including a game victory in the Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 25.

  • Twilight Eclipse tries for two in a row in the Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-kS5hQ9r">Order This Photo</a>

    Twilight Eclipse Seeks GI Double in Manhattan

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Twilight Eclipse will look to make it a double June 6 in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, coming off his first grade I win in the May 9 Man o' War Handicap (gr. IT).

  • Belmont Post Draw: Jimmy Bell

    Darley America president Jimmy Bell talks about Belmont Stakes contender Frosted after the post position draw.

  • Belmont Post Draw: The Zayats

    Comments from American Pharoah's owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat and his son, Justin following the Belmont Stakes draw.

  • Tonalist, who won last year's Belmont Stakes, is back on Belmont Stakes Day.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-DsNpg6k">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Looks to Continue Met Mile Trend

    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.

  • Pan American Conference Draws a Crowd

    More than 300 representatives from 27 countries will converge upon New York City for two days of business presentations focusing on the sport of Thoroughbred racing as part of the Pan American Conference.

  • American Pharoah arrives at Belmont Park June 2.
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    American Pharoah Arrives at Belmont

    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).

  • Michael de Kock

    De Kock Says American Pharoah a 'Super Horse'

    As he prepares UAE Derby (UAE-II) winner Mubtaahij for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Michael de Kock has no misconceptions about the task of trying to upend American Pharoah's Triple Crown quest.