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  • 'Pharoah' has first serious training for Belmont; War Story won't run

    'Pharoah' has first serious training for Belmont; War Story won't run
    Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah's workout on Tuesday as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes and his attempt to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since 1978. The colt breezed 4 furlongs in 48 seconds at Churchill Downs after Baffert and American Pharoah's regular exercise rider, jockey Martin Garcia, flew to Louisville, Ky., for the work. Jockey Victor Espinoza will again have the mount in the Belmont, set for June 6. The 3-year-old colt galloped out 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 and three-quarters of a mile in 1:13.20 after splits for the half-mile breeze of :12.20, :24 and :35.80. "He's moving like his fluid self," said Baffert, who is making his fourth attempt at completing the Triple Crown. "He came back the right way. That's Pharoah. That's the way, when he's on his game, that's the way he looks. Just really happy with the way he went." It was the first serious training for American Pharoah since his seven-length Preakness victory in the mud May 16. The handlers of War Story, 16th in the Derby, announced that they will bypass the Belmont and instead point toward the Ohio Derby June 20 at Thistledown. That leaves nine horses likely to challenge American Pharoah: Carpe Diem, Conquest Curlinate, Frammento, Frosted, Keen Ice, Madefromlucky, Materiality, Mubtaahij and Tale of Verve.
  • Time To Change Tradition Of Triple Crown's 5-Week Format

    Time To Change Tradition Of Triple Crown's 5-Week Format
    As Penny Chenery and Ron Turcotte spoke of Secretariat on Tuesday afternoon, these fingers found the YouTube clip of the 1973 Belmont Stakes. Big Red didn't drive for the finish line that Saturday, Turcotte corrected a caller, he cruised to his...

    American Pharoah breezes through first timed workout for Belmont

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah's workout on Tuesday as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes and his attempt to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since 1978....

    Thoroughbreds remembered at Memorial Day service in Kentucky

    Some were racetrack winners and descendants of racing royalty, while others were also-rans or never raced at all. All 11 thoroughbreds were remembered in a Memorial Day service in Kentucky horse country. The horses died in the past year after being...

    Potential spoilers taking on American Pharoah in Belmont

    Potential spoilers taking on American Pharoah in Belmont
    Dortmund won't be around for this one, but a familiar cast of 3-year-olds is lining up as potential spoilers when American Pharoah attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and give thoroughbred racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Dortmund is the...