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  • Bob Baffert rides his favorite horse (not American Pharoah) to relax before Belmont

    Bob Baffert rides his favorite horse (not American Pharoah) to relax before Belmont
    Friday morning at Belmont Park brought one of the rarest sights of this Triple Crown season — Bob Baffert on the back of a horse. Though he was once a jockey and has guided the careers of some of the greatest thoroughbreds of the last 20 years,...
  • 'It's time for another Triple Crown winner'

    'It's time for another Triple Crown winner'
    At 93, Penny Chenery would like to see another Triple Crown champion before she goes. Perhaps American Pharoah, who could do it with a victory in Saturday's Belmont Stakes? "We'll see," said Chenery, whose storied Secretariat won it all in 1973. "[...
  • Belmont notebook: Positive first gallop for 'Pharoah,' Bob Bowman gives advice, Nick Zito bullish on long shot

    Belmont notebook: Positive first gallop for 'Pharoah,' Bob Bowman gives advice, Nick Zito bullish on long shot
    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert continues to see all the right signs from his Triple Crown contender American Pharoah, who took his first gallop over the track at Belmont Park on Thursday morning. "When he finally came down the stretch, he was moving...
  • Distance, rivals challenge American Pharoah's Triple try

    All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history — 37 years without a Triple Crown winner — is 1 1/2 miles and seven rivals determined to make him earn a victory in the Belmont Stakes. Twelve...
  • Sports most difficult feat? It isn't the Triple Crown

    Sports most difficult feat? It isn't the Triple Crown
    Most of what I know about horse racing can be traced to 1995, when Sports Illustrated sent me to the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes to assist the great Bill Nack. I visited the tracks at dawn in hopes of gleaning some morsels of info from the...
  • American Pharoah owner gets gambling suit dismissed

    A judge threw out a lawsuit over $1.65 million in gambling debts against the owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah on Thursday, clearing the issue days before the horse attempts to claim the first Triple Crown in 37 years. A...
  • Horse racing aims not to downplay Triple Crown but to play up other events

    Horse racing aims not to downplay Triple Crown but to play up other events
    The drumbeat begins every winter as horse racing lovers wonder whether the newest crop of 3-year-olds will finally produce a successor to Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed. What mainstream attention the sport garners is overwhelmingly focused on...
  • 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...
  • Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah is Belmont favorite

    Bob Baffert and the rest of the group in charge of American Pharoah could smile and laugh Wednesday after the Triple Crown hopeful landed in the No. 5 post position for the Belmont Stakes. American Pharoah was made the early 3-5 favorite to win the...
  • California Chrome could be one in the Arlington Million

    California Chrome could be one in the Arlington Million
    California Chrome, which won two legs of the Triple Crown in 2014, appears on pace to run in the Arlington Million on Aug. 15. "It was on their short list of races; it still is," said Howard Sudberry, senior director of marketing and communication at...
  • Leila's Library

    Leila's Library
    Leila is an 8 year old reading enthusiast. If she’s not curled up somewhere with a good book, you can either find her dancing her heart out or making some kind of elaborate creation out of anything she can get her hands on. Mariella Mystery...