He’s won from the rail and he’s won from an outside post, and now, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978.
And now, it’s on to the Belmont Stakes on June 6 for a shot at the Triple Crown and racing immortality.
American Pharoah won the Preakness in a driving rain on Saturday, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid.
From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he’s a champion in the making.
The slightly shorter distance of the Preakness and the likelihood of another manageable pace makes Dortmund a solid play at odds of 3-1 or better.
To spoil or not to spoil. That is the question.
Bob Baffert hopes he’s celebrating in the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby. He just doesn’t know which horse or owners would join him.
El Kabeir has a sore foot that could knock him out of the Kentucky Derby.
When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.
Leading the way is expected favorite American Pharoah, winner of the Arkansas Derby.
From the track to the rest of the grounds, staffers are putting the finishing touches on Belmont Park before the place comes alive Wednesday for Opening Day.
Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.
Our sports teams here in New York weren’t all that good this past year — except for the Rangers (and, OK, now the Islanders). Still, we found reasons — both good and bad — to keep tuning in.
The Nassau County Medical Examiner confirmed the death of Juan Vazquez. NYRA said he was 39 and pronounced dead at a Long Island hospital.
“Firsts” will loom huge come Saturday as the New Meadowlands Racetrack starter leads an 11-horse Hambletonian field into action.
WCBS 880’s Tom Kaminski takes some incredible photos of Belmont Park.