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  • Love That Jazz

    Championofthenile Heads NY Futurity

    Championofthenile, a $840,000 sale 2-year-old earlier this year, figures to bounce back from his runner-up effort in Belmont's Bertram F. Bongard Stakes in the Oct. 17 New York Breeders' Futurity at Finger Lakes.

  • Empire Maker at the JBBA's Shizunai Stallion Station in June 2013

    Progeny of Empire Maker

    As he prepares to return to Kentucky, review a selection of successful offspring by Empire Maker.

  • Takeover Target winning Saratoga's Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-F6NRjbm">Order This Photo</a>

    Joaquin a Factor in Hill Prince

    The impact of Hurricane Joaquin on the New York metropolitan area will play a part in the outcome of the Oct. 3 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT). The nine-furlong race at Belmont Park is for 3-year-olds.

  • Affirmed winning the 1978 Jim Dandy Stakes.

    First Start Back After a Triple Crown

    If American Pharoah's connections stick to the current plan of returning to the races Aug. 1 or 2, it would be a similarly timed schedule to the most recent Triple Crown winner, Affirmed in 1978.

  • OBS June Sale

    'Great Buyer's Market' Expected for OBS Sale

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age June 16-19 in Ocala, Fla., will bring the curtain down on what has been yet another strong season of 2-year-olds in training sales.

  • MarketWatch: Walden on Pioneerof the Nile

    WinStar Farm president and chief executive officer Elliott Walden discusses the rise of Pioneerof the Nile, sire of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, into the upper echelon of stallions.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Garrett Gomez Announces Retirement

    After a long absence from the sport, multiple Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez made his retirement official June 8, more than a year and a half after his most recent mount.

  • Fappiano

    Fappiano's Follow Through

    The obvious question is whether American Pharoah, a colt gifted with excellent speed, has the stamina to master the "Test of the Champion," the 12-furlong Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • (June 6, 2015) American Pharoah, Victor Espinoza up, becomes the 12th Triple Crown winner...
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    The American Pharoah Story

    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.

  • Bob Baffert at Pimlico

    Baffert's Training Brings Classic Success

    "You've got to know when to back up or lean on them. It's just a fine line, but you have to see them every day." -- Bob Baffert, trainer of Preakness (gr. I) contenders American Pharoah and Dortmund.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah Forges Way to Zayat's Heart

    While Zayat Stables plans to enter three horses in Saturday's Kentucky Derby including grade II winner El Kabeir, multiple grade I-placed Mr. Z, the homebred American Pharoah is closest to his owner's heart.

  • Hip 161, a colt by Flatter, sold for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    Median Rises at OBS Spring Sale Opener

    An Ohio-bred colt by Flatter sold to Carrol Castille's Whispering Oaks Farm for $280,000 to top the opening session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training April 21 in Ocala, Fla.

  • American Pharoah

    American Pharoah Shows Readiness for Rebel

    American Pharoah may be more than ready to make his 3-year-old debut. The Zayat Stables-owned son of Pioneerof the Nile worked an eye-catching seven furlongs in 1:23 4/5 Feb. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Haskin: Zayats Tested Like Few Owners Before

    There is little doubt that Ahmed Zayat is determined to own Thoroughbreds. And there is no greater qualification when it comes to horse ownership than determination and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity.

  • Harriet, a Hard Spun mare in foal to Uncle Mo, brought $350,000 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Friday, Nov. 7.

    Hard Spun Mare Harriet Leading at Keeneland

    About midway through the fourth session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale Nov. 7, a Hard Spun mare named Harriet, in foal to Uncle Mo, had registered the highest price of $350,000.

  • Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

    WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver.

  • American Pharoah

    Pedigree Analysis: American Pharoah

    Although too early for objective conclusions, we can say subjectively with some confidence that Pioneerof the Nile is well on his way to an important career as a stallion.

  • American Pharoah wins the Del Mar Futurity.

    American Pharoah Rolls in Del Mar Futurity

    Trainer Bob Baffert scored his 12th victory in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) Sept. 3 when Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah posted an impressive gate-to-wire victory over Calculator in the seven-furlong test.

  • Midnight Storm wins the Del Mar Derby.

    Midnight Storm Shakes Up Del Mar Derby

    Midnight Storm was able to parcel his speed effectively while on an easy lead in the $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) and glided through the stretch in command to post a 17-1 surprise Aug. 31 over the turf.

  • Jojo Warrior wins the Torrey Pine Stakes.

    Jo Jo Warrior Helps Zayat Celebrate Birthday

    Owner Ahmed Zayat celebrated his 52nd birthday in style Aug. 31 when even-money choice Jojo Warrior led them start to finish to take the $100,000 Torrey Pines Stakes (gr. III) from Del Mar.

  • Social Inclusion
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    Social Inclusion to Move to Chad Brown

    Ron Sanchez will send former hype horse Social Inclusion--coming off a career-worst seventh in the July 27 Haskell Invitational (gr. I)--to trainer Chad Brown in hopes of hitting the restart button on the colt's career.

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    No Lasix for Social Inclusion in Haskell

    Social Inclusion, Rontos Racing Stable's runner who has drawn post position six for the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will race without the anti-bleeding medication lasix July 27.

  • Jojo Warrior and Martin Garcia take the Summertime Oaks.

    Jojo Warrior Gets Jump in Summertime Oaks

    Jojo Warrior, ridden aggressively from the rail by Martin Garcia, was a resounding gate-to-wire winner of the $200,000 Summertime Oaks (gr. II) in her first start over a route of ground June 21 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Social Inclusion, Ron Sanchez, and trainer Manny Azpurua at Pimlico.

    Social Inclusion Arrives at Pimlico

    If Social Inclusion was still having problems with the foot bruise that kept him out of the Sir Bear Stakes at Gulfstream Park, he showed no signs of it when he arrived at Pimlico the morning of May 8.

  • Cairo Prince<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2881573798&k=jTz5F9D">Order This Photo</a>

    Cairo Prince Injured, Out of Kentucky Derby

    Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince has sustained an injury to his left front ankle and will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said April 19.