American Pharoah #1 ridden by Victor Espinoza leads Mr. Z #3 ridden by Corey S. Nakatani and the field into the first turn during the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah Healthy, But Tired

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.

05/17/2015

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah trains on the track for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

What Was Learned From American Pharoah’s Preakness Victory

And now, it’s on to the Belmont Stakes on June 6 for a shot at the Triple Crown and racing immortality.

05/17/2015

American Pharoah #1 ridden by Victor Espinoza leads Mr. Z #3 ridden by Corey S. Nakatani and the field into the first turn during the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

American Pharoah Wins Preakness; Triple Crown Bid Remains Alive

American Pharoah won the Preakness in a driving rain on Saturday, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid.

05/16/2015

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah trains on the track for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

American Pharoah Out To Become Next Triple Crown Contender

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.

05/15/2015

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Preakness Stakes: How I’d Bet $100

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.

05/14/2015

Jockey Martin Garcia guides Dortmund on the track after placing third in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Stablemate Dortmund Emerges As Threat To American Pharoah’s Triple Crown Dreams

To spoil or not to spoil. That is the question.

05/13/2015

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Baffert’s Bullets To Try To Turn The 141st Kentucky Derby Into A 2-Horse Race

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.

05/01/2015

El Kabeir goes over the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Notebook: Depth Of Kentucky Derby Field Doing A Number On Odds Of Solid Horses

El Kabeir has a sore foot that could knock him out of the Kentucky Derby.

05/01/2015

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Kentucky Derby: How I’d Bet $100

When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.

04/30/2015

American Pharoah is walked to the track during morning training for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on April 29, 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Kentucky Derby: 22 Horses Entered For 1st Leg Of Triple Crown

Leading the way is expected favorite American Pharoah, winner of the Arkansas Derby.

04/29/2015

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014 in Elmont, New York He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes

Finishing Touches Put On Belmont Park Prior To Opening Day

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.

04/29/2015

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at 10 facts you probably weren’t aware of before Saturday’s running of the 141st Kentucky Derby.

04/28/2015

Fans hold a sign in support of Derek Jeter prior to the last game of the season against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 28, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Top 14 Sports Stories Of 2014

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.

12/31/2014

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Exercise Rider Dies Following Training Mishap At Belmont Park

The Nassau County Medical Examiner confirmed the death of Juan Vazquez. NYRA said he was 39 and pronounced dead at a Long Island hospital.

09/05/2014

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Palladino: ‘Firsts’ Will Dominate Saturday’s Hambletonian

“Firsts” will loom huge come Saturday as the New Meadowlands Racetrack starter leads an 11-horse Hambletonian field into action.

08/01/2014