Column | May 26, 2015 | 4:40 PM
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Story | May 27, 2015 | 12:04 AMTrainer 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.
Story | May 26, 2015 | 3:23 PM
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....
Story | May 25, 2015 | 3:00 PM
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...
Story | May 19, 2015