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  • 9 likely challengers await American Pharoah in Belmont

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Seven of his expected rivals return from the Derby or the Preakness, while two others are new to the Triple…

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  • Baffert comes to defense of American Pharoah owner Zayat

    Trainer Bob Baffert says ''it's a shame'' that a lawsuit involving American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat has become an issue in the buildup to the Belmont Stakes next Saturday. Speaking on a national conference call Thursday, Baffert said some people are ''jealous'' of Zayat's good fortune of owning a…

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