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  • Pharoah looks good after loss; no decision on racing plans

    On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of fans visited racing's biggest celebrity. This group on Sunday morning was considerably smaller than the throng of 15,000 that watched American Pharoah take a routine gallop two days earlier. American Pharoah had not…

    The Associated Press
  • Horse racing-Former cyclist Pendleton second in first ride

    Britain's former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton finished second in her first ride as an amateur jockey at Ripon on Monday. The 34-year-old, who won two Olympic gold medals, steered Royal Etiquette to second place after being awarded her Category A licence having made her debut in a…

  • Valid wins Monmouth's Iselin Stakes

    After watching Valid chase the leader to get third in the Salvator and second in the Monmouth Cup, trainer Marcus Vitali decided a different strategy and a new jockey were needed. Vitali wanted to take the fight to Bradester immediately, and he entrusted the job to Nik Juarez.

    The Associated Press
  • For American Pharoah, Retirement or Redemption?

    For weeks, the question surrounding Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was about his next race: Would he run in the historic Travers Stakes? The only noticeable cause for concern, said jockey Victor Espinoza, came just before the start of the Travers. “He was not the same,” Espinoza said, noting…

    The Wall Street Journal