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  • Even after Preakness, Maryland has stake in outcome of Triple Crown

    Even after Preakness, Maryland has stake in outcome of Triple Crown
    When the Kentucky Derby winner leaves Pimlico after the third Saturday in May with its status as a Triple Crown contender still intact, that ensures at least three more weeks of mainstream attention on a horse racing community that doesn't get much time...
  • A look at possible spoilers of American Pharoah's bid for Triple Crown

    A look at possible spoilers of American Pharoah's bid for Triple Crown
    — With American Pharoah a 3-5 morning-line favorite in Saturday's $1.5-million Belmont Stakes here, you'll need to bet the house on him to get a porch. Obviously, there is more at stake than a $2 wager. There hasn't been a Triple Crown in the...
  • American Pharoah gallops for final time before Belmont

    American Pharoah took a final gallop around Belmont Park on Friday before he attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner looked fresh and ready for his morning run but...
  • Widow of Affirmed owner rooting for American Pharoah in Triple Crown quest

    NEW YORK Thirty-seven years after a seismic event shook Belmont Park, Patrice Wolfson can still feel the aftershocks. Wolfson is the South Florida-based widow of Louis Wolfson, the iconic Wall Street financier who owned Affirmed the last horse to capture...
  • Notebook: American Pharoah Gallops At Belmont; Baffert 'Excited'

    Notebook: American Pharoah Gallops At Belmont; Baffert 'Excited'
    ELMONT, N.Y. — American Pharoah took a final gallop around Belmont Park on Friday before he attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner looked fresh and...
  • With American Pharoah, trainer Bob Baffert eyes historic Triple Crown at Belmont

    With American Pharoah, trainer Bob Baffert eyes historic Triple Crown at Belmont
    It takes only a minute or so to walk from the racetrack at Santa Anita Park to the barns in back. Through the parking lot and down a dirt path, the man with the shock of white hair and ostrich-skin cowboy boots waves at everyone who calls his name....
  • Things to know about the Belmont Stakes and American Pharoah's Triple Crown attempt

    Things to know about the Belmont Stakes and American Pharoah's Triple Crown attempt
    NEW YORK — The Triple Crown trail ends with the Belmont Stakes, and it's finished in heartbreak for 13 horses whose Triple tries were foiled since 1979. That year Spectacular Bid stepped on a safety pin in his barn and came up short in the...
  • Betting tips for the Belmont

    Betting tips for the Belmont
    The wait should be over! American Pharoah is the real deal and should win the Belmont Stakes going away. His performance in the Kentucky Derby was nothing short of impressive, going wide in both turns before turning back Firing Line in the stretch....
  • As American Pharoah carries weight of sport into Belmont, Triple Crown series again lives up to hype

    When American Pharoah breaks from the gate at Belmont Park on Saturday, he'll be carrying more than jockey Victor Espinoza on his broad shoulders. He'll also have to lug 37 years worth of baggage around the track on his 1 ½-mile run for horse racing's...
  • Quips and tips and what it takes to win the Belmont Stakes

    Remain calm. That is the advice of Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. when it comes to riding in the Belmont Stakes. Winning? That's another story: Cordero won the 1976 Belmont aboard Bold Forbes, and finished his career 1-for-21, including views...
  • Hone your Belmont Stakes and horse-racing knowledge at South Point

    Hone your Belmont Stakes and horse-racing knowledge at South Point
    A big betting day comes to Las Vegas on Saturday with the running of the Belmont Stakes. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa has bettors covered with a handicapping seminar and viewing party to celebrate what could be the first Triple Crown winner since...