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  • 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...
  • Belmont Stakes field reduced to 8 horses

    Belmont Stakes field reduced to 8 horses
    NEW YORK -- 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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....
  • American Pharoah draws No. 5 position for Belmont Stakes

    American Pharoah draws No. 5 position for Belmont Stakes
    Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah drew a middle starting position for Saturday's 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes, and trainer Bob Baffert said that the No. 5 gate in the eight horse-field was fine. "I don't think there is a horrible position," Baffert...
  • A last-person Triple Crown account

    A last-person Triple Crown account
    Sometimes, you can't even get it from the horse's mouth. You'd like to, because this week is the run-up to Saturday's most recent Triple Crown attempt, the 14th since Affirmed last won in 1978. All 11 Triple Crown winners have died, the most recent...