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  • American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid boosted by withdrawals

    American Pharoah's bid to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to land the Triple Crown received a boost on Monday as two opponents withdrew from the final leg Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. Carpe Diem and The Truth Or Else both pulled out with fitness problems from the 147th…

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  • American Pharoah arrives in New York for Triple Crown try

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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  • Wet track no problem for Tale of Verve in Belmont

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wet track for the Belmont Stakes won't compromise Tale of Verve's bid to spoil the Triple Crown try by American Pharoah.

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  • Bobby Flay: Star Chef Devoted to Thoroughbred Foundation

    Bobby Flay will tell you the first thing he thinks about each day is food. Once he steps away from the kitchen, though, his attention often turns toward horses, specifically thoroughbreds. Think stakes, not steaks. An owner of thoroughbred racehorses, Flay was recently in the winners circle with…

    Variety
  • NYRA board chairman taking leave of absence

    The chairman of the board of the New York Racing Association is taking a leave of absence following allegations that his company provided a ''no-show'' job to the son of former state Senate leader Dean Skelos. In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, Anthony Bonomo explained he didn't want…

    The Associated Press
  • Retired jockey Rosie Napravnik gives birth to boy

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Retired jockey Rosie Napravnik is a new mom.

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  • American Pharoah owner named defendant in libel suit

    The owner of Triple Crown contender American Pharoah is facing more legal troubles. Ahmed Zayat has been sued for libel based on comments he made recently regarding another lawsuit over gambling debts. Attorney J. Joseph Bainton filed the lawsuit in Newark Monday.

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    American Pharaoh arrives at Belmont Park to attempt the Triple Crown win

    Race horse American Pharoah and his trainers enter the final stretch of their preparations for the upcoming Belmont Stakes, where the horse's owner hopes the superstar colt will become the first thoroughbred since 1978 to win the coveted Triple Crown. Roselle Chen reports.

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  • Jockey Victor Espinoza taking 3rd aim at Triple Crown win

    Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes. ''If he's 100 percent and he goes there and his energy is good, that's all it's going to take,'' Espinoza said on a recent morning at Santa Anita. ''I'm positive and…

    The Associated Press
  • Agile Robot is Both Amazing and Scary

    MIT researchers have developed a robot with potentially game-changing technology.

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  • American Pharoah works out in morning showers at Churchill

    American Pharoah let morning showers roll right off him at Churchill Downs in his final workout before the Belmont Stakes and his shot at the Triple Crown. Trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that ''everything went really well'' after his colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00.20. Jockey Martin Garcia took…

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  • Horse racing-Pharoah's owner 'pumped' for Triple Crown

    By Steve Ginsburg June 1 (Reuters) - American Pharoah's owner Ahmed Zayat welcomes a field of fresh horses for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes, saying that his battled-tested colt will "have to earn it" to end a nearly four-decade Triple Crown drought. "In order to define greatness, you have…

    Reuters
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    American Pharoah prepares for the Belmont Stakes (15 photos)

    American Pharoah had flown through five furlongs in 1 minute and galloped out strongly after that, in the colt's final major workout before being shipped to New York Tuesday for the Belmont Stakes and a shot at the excruciatingly elusive Triple Crown. — Pat Forde

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