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  • Jockey Victor Espinoza taking 3rd aim at Triple Crown win

    Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes. He is back with a record third chance at a Triple try, this time aboard American Pharoah, a colt many believe is poised to...
  • Trying to figure out reasons for Triple Crown drought is as elusive as winning all three races

    Trying to figure out reasons for Triple Crown drought is as elusive as winning all three races
    As with most debates involving sports, there are varying reasons for the absence of a Triple Crown champion racehorse over the past 37 years. It has as much to do with bank accounts as bloodlines, yet trying to pinpoint the main reason is as elusive as...
  • Espinoza Knows Pharoah Is Special, Confident About Belmont

    ARCADIA, Calif. — Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes. He is back with a record third chance at a triple try, this time aboard American Pharoah, a colt many...
  • Carpe Diem, The Truth Or Else out of running for Belmont

    The list of potential challengers who will try and keep American Pharoah from sweeping the Triple Crown shrunk by two Monday as multiple Grade I winner Carpe Diem and The Truth Or Else were each declared out of Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Carpe Diem, 10th...
  • Belmont Stakes field reduced to 8 horses

    The Belmont Stakes field is down to eight after two horses dropped out. Trainer Todd Pletcher said Monday that Carpe Diem won't run Saturday when American Pharoah goes for the Triple Crown. Also, trainer Ken McPeek withdrew The Truth or Else. Carpe Diem...
  • The last Triple Crown: In 1978, Affirmed achieved what no horse has accomplished since

    The last Triple Crown: In 1978, Affirmed achieved what no horse has accomplished since
    His name lives on in countless stories that spill out every year at this time. But as the decades roll along, he becomes more and more an abstraction — shorthand for what others have not done in the 37 years since he ruled. His greatest...
  • Jockey Victor Espinoza amazed to get third shot at Triple Crown

    The opportunity of a lifetime had supposedly come and gone for jockey Victor Espinoza. So as he sat in the lobby of Long Island's Garden City Hotel last June discussing the second chance fate had dropped in his hands, he took a measured moment for some...
  • The last Triple Crown, starring one the greatest rivalries in sports

     The last Triple Crown, starring one the greatest rivalries in sports
    For the first half of the 110th Belmont Stakes, Alydar and Affirmed ran neck and neck as they pulled away from the field. Then Alydar gradually edged ahead and suddenly Affirmed's Triple Crown hopes were fading. "It was an illusion," the Tribune's...
  • Lion Hearted dead at 19, was a top sire at Northview Stallion Station

    Lion Hearted dead at 19, was a top sire at Northview Stallion Station
    Lion Hearted, who stood his entire stud career at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, died of an apparent heart attack after breeding a mare Thursday. The son of Storm Cat was 19. The dark bay was one of a number of leading Maryland sires...
  • American Pharoah shows no fatigue in first gallop since Preakness win

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. Jorge Alvarez was ready to feel something a little different beneath him Friday morning. Instead, the longtime exercise rider for trainer Bob Baffert said that if fatigue is setting in for dual classic winner American Pharoah, it's news to...
  • '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...