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Animal Kingdom is held by Assistant Trainer Dave Rock during a bath after a training session in preparation for The Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 8, 2011 in Elmont, New York. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Favorite For Belmont

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom was made the 2-1 favorite for the Belmont Stakes, with Preakness winner Shackleford the third choice.

WFAN–06/08/2011

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Jockey John Velazquez, riding Animal Kingdom #16, races towards the finish line to win the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011. (credit: Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

Animal Kingdom Owner: ‘I’m Not Worried About Shackleford’ In Belmont

Nothing like a little Triple Crown trash talk a few days before the Belmont. The owner of Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom fired the first salvo at a news conference in Manhattan on Tuesday, dissing Preakness winner Shackleford’s chances of winning Saturday’s final leg of the Triple Crown.

WFAN–06/08/2011

Animal Kingdom jockey John Velazquez speaks to a reporter after the 136th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 21, 2011, in Baltimore. Shackleford, ridden by Jesus Castanon, won the race and Animal Kingdom took second. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Derby Winner Animal Kingdom Looks Sharp In Final Belmont Workout

Animal Kingdom, with jockey John Velazquez aboard, worked four furlongs in 47.76 seconds over the main dirt track at Belmont Park on Monday morning. The 3-year-old colt worked in company with another horse.

WFAN–06/06/2011

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Shackleford Ready To Run At The Belmont

The rubber match is on: Preakness winner Shackleford is ready to take on Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

WFAN–06/04/2011

John Velazquez, Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Likely To Run In Preakness

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom will be heading back to his home turf to await a likely run in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

WFAN–05/08/2011

John Velazquez, Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom Wins Kentucky Derby

Animal Kingdom sped past the leaders in the turn at Churchill Downs on Saturday and roared down the middle of the stretch to win the Kentucky Derby. Jockey John Velazquez guided the 3-year-old colt to the front at the quarter pole then poured it on to beat Nehro by 2 3/4 lengths.

WFAN–05/07/2011

Dialed In

Injuries Produce Wide-Open Kentucky Derby Field

Looking for racing’s next star to emerge at Churchill Downs on Saturday? Look elsewhere, as a series of defections over the last month have turned a race typically consisting of a “who’s who” among the sport’s top 3-year-olds into a race of “who’s that?”

WFAN–05/07/2011

In this book cover image released by HarperCollins, "An Accidental Sportswriter," by Robert Lipsyte, is shown. (credit: AP Photo/HarperCollins)

Ex-New York Times Sportswriter, Robert Lipsyte, Pens Memoir

In more than 50 years covering sports, the longtime New York Times columnist Robert Lipsyte prided himself on being a sportswriter who was not a fan. A fat, brainy kid who got beat up in grammar school, Lipsyte wanted to be a novelist.

WFAN–05/06/2011

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Not Ready For The Kentucky Derby? Check Out Our Cheat Sheet

It’s okay to care about horse racing once a year. This weekend—with the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby—is that time.

WFAN–05/05/2011

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