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  • How the Preakness Stakes shapes up

    How the Preakness Stakes shapes up
    First thing to remember, there is really no such thing as a Preakness party. Yes, there is the hat thing, but only at Pimlico, the track in Baltimore that plays host to the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown. No place else. National interest?...
  • American Pharoah rules in Kentucky Derby

    American Pharoah rules in Kentucky Derby
    The knock against American Pharoah was that he had never really been tested. Not by any colts outside Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's barn and, perhaps most telling, not by stablemate Dortmund because of Baffert's strategy to keep them both on course...
  • Training two favorites for Kentucky Derby is unique for Bob Baffert

    Training two favorites for Kentucky Derby is unique for Bob Baffert
    Bob Baffert stood along the backstretch at Churchill Downs this week as American Pharoah and Dortmund prepared to gallop in front of an adoring morning-workout crowd. Ahmed Zayat, owner of American Pharoah, took up a position to Baffert's immediate...
  • Kentucky Derby: Jockey Victor Espinoza calmer before the draw

    Kentucky Derby: Jockey Victor Espinoza calmer before the draw
    The draw for the 141st Kentucky Derby will be held on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Eastern time, and jockey Victor Espinoza is feeling relaxed. Well, more relaxed than last year. Espinoza, who will be aboard expected favorite American Pharoah, rode...
  • International Star scratched from Kentucky Derby

    International Star scratched from Kentucky Derby
    The field for the 141st Kentucky Derby continued to shrink when International Star was scratched Saturday morning. International Star had arrived at Churchill Downs as the leader in the Kentucky Derby point standings, but was scratched because of a...
  • Gary Stevens likes Firing Line's profile in Kentucky Derby

    Gary Stevens likes Firing Line's profile in Kentucky Derby
    Gary Stevens is less than a year removed from knee replacement surgery. On Saturday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., the veteran jockey he will be aboard Firing Line and aiming for his fourth Kentucky Derby victory. "It took a while for people,...
  • Derby champ American Pharoah may get California competition at Preakness

    Derby champ American Pharoah may get California competition at Preakness
    Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah could have some familiar company — and competition — on his run to a possible Triple Crown. A day after American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund produced a California sweep at Churchill Downs,...
  • Victor Espinoza wins second straight Kentucky Derby

    Victor Espinoza wins second straight Kentucky Derby
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Victor Espinoza, who rode American Pharoah to victory in Saturday's 141st Kentucky Derby, became the seventh jockey with three Derby victories and the sixth to post two consecutive wins. Espinoza won in 2002 on War Emblem and...
  • American Pharoah, Dortmund draw first two posts for Preakness Stakes

    American Pharoah, Dortmund draw first two posts for Preakness Stakes
    Bob Baffert sent a text to his wife, Jill, shortly after the post position draw Wednesday for the 140th running of the middle leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes. He told her his two horses, favorite and 4-5 betting choice American Pharoah and...
  • As Preakness approaches, 2015 Triple Crown pursuit is in good hands

     As Preakness approaches, 2015 Triple Crown pursuit is in good hands
    It might have been just another routine morning at Santa Anita last week. But it couldn't be. It is Triple Crown season. That doesn't mean they sell more coffee at Clockers' Corner. Or that the steady rat-a-tat of training horses speeding past is...
  • Even after Triple Crown run, Art Sherman still definitely in the game

     Even after Triple Crown run, Art Sherman still definitely in the game
    Celebrity in horse racing has the shelf life of a passing meteor. Thursday afternoon, Art Sherman's once streaking star was obscured in the overcast surrounding a Southern California freeway. "Heading to Santa Anita," Sherman said, via Bluetooth....