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  • 'A part of history': Maryland racing fans celebrate American Pharoah's Triple Crown

    'A part of history': Maryland racing fans celebrate American Pharoah's Triple Crown
    After the drinks had been spilled and the yelling had quieted inside Pimlico Race Course's Sports Palace bar, after American Pharoah had become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, four friends from Baltimore clutched their winning...
  • Kentucky Begins Party Planning For New Racing King

    Kentucky Begins Party Planning For New Racing King
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police escorts guided American Pharoah and his entourage back home to Churchill Downs Sunday, hours after his stunningly smooth run into Triple Crown history. Now, his victory lap begins. At the headquarters of American...
  • American Pharoah shows winning Triple Crown is possible

    American Pharoah proved it's not impossible to win the Triple Crown. Sure, 37 years had passed since Affirmed swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. And lots of people didn't dare get their hopes up for another Triple Crown winner...
  • Belmont notebook: Second-place finisher Frosted misses upset chance

    Belmont notebook: Second-place finisher Frosted misses upset chance
    Frosted went off as a 9-2 second choice in the Belmont, and many pegged the late charger as the horse most likely to seize the race if American Pharoah faltered late. That didn't happen, but Frosted did his part, adding a solid second-place finish to...
  • American Pharoah wins Triple Crown, ends 37-year drought

    American Pharoah wins Triple Crown, ends 37-year drought
    American Pharoah broke one of the most famous dry spells in sports Saturday, joining Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed as one of 12 Triple Crown winners in thoroughbred racing history. He did it with a brilliant wire-to-wire win in the Belmont...
  • 'American Pharoah' Breaks The Triple Crown Drought

     'American Pharoah' Breaks The Triple Crown Drought
    ELMONT, N.Y. — The masses of people who swept into Belmont Park Saturday on a beautiful, sunny June afternoon hoped that they might witness history. Twelve times since 1978, Belmont crowds had hoped they would see a Triple Crown winner in the...
  • Espinoza never doubted American Pharoah in Triple Crown run

    Victor Espinoza called it "the best feeling I ever had," and American Pharoah was only through the first turn. A tad slow out of the gate at the Belmont Stakes, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner seemed to glide to the lead in just two strides. This...
  • American Pharoah goes wire to wow

    American Pharoah goes wire to wow
    A wonderful thoroughbred race horse put America on his back Saturday and took the country for a joy ride. American Pharoah's name may be misspelled, but his mission and his magnificence can never be misstated. This one was for more than just racing...
  • American Pharoah gives Zayat biggest prize in racing

    The gleaming Triple Crown Trophy that went unclaimed for nearly four decades was in the firm grasp of American Pharoah's owner, Ahmed Zayat. "This is for the sport," he proclaimed after his brilliant colt won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. "Thirty-seven...
  • American Pharoah wins first Triple Crown in 37 years

    American Pharoah wins first Triple Crown in 37 years
    NEW YORK — The long wait is over. Racing finally has its 12th Triple Crown hero. American Pharoah defeated Frosted by several lengths late Saturday afternoon in the 147th Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, the...
  • American Pharoah a star as he tries to make history at Belmont

    American Pharoah a star as he tries to make history at Belmont
    It's not hard to find seasoned observers who will testify to the horse's magnificence. Rival trainer Dale Romans saw it just a few weeks after American Pharoah's second birthday. "We watched 60 horses breeze that morning and of the 60, he was head and...