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  • American Pharoah aims to defy history in Triple Crown bid

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - History suggests that there will be nothing easy about U.S. jockey Victor Espinoza's attempt to ride American Pharoah to a Triple Crown victory next month. There has not been a Triple Crown winner since 1978 and one of the last attempts, by hugely popular…

    Reuters
  • Empire Dreams wins Belmont's Commentator Stakes

    Empire Dreams won the $200,000 Commentator Stakes, one of six stakes for New York breds comprising Big Apple Showcase Day on Monday at Belmont Park. A 4-year-old gelding trained by Tom Albertrani, Empire Dreams rallied from fifth to beat Readthebyline by three quarters of a length for his fourth…

    The Associated Press
  • Stiffed wins Monmouth Beach Stakes

    OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) -- Stiffed unleashed a furious stretch rally and beat favored Got Lucky by a half-length in the $75,000 Monmouth Beach Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday.

    The Associated Press
  • Horse racing-Triple Crown hopefuls under too much pressure - Sheikh Hamdan

    By Martin Dokoupil SIR BU NUAYR ISLAND, United Arab Emirates, May 24 (Reuters) - H orses attempting to complete the elusive Triple Crown over the last four decades failed because they often face too much pressure to perform in a short space of time, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al-Maktoum said. "At…

    Reuters
  • Derby, Preakness winner gallops again; arrival in NY June 2

    NEW YORK (AP) -- American Pharoah is scheduled to arrive at Belmont Park on Tuesday, June 2, a day earlier than originally planned.

    The Associated Press
  • Room for Me takes Belmont feature

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Room for Me, the 1-5 favorite, was the pacesetting winner Sunday in the $90,000 allowance feature for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

    The Associated Press
  • Ashleyluvssugar rallies to win Whittingham at Santa Anita

    ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Ashleyluvssugar rallied to win the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes for 3-year-olds by a half-length Sunday at Santa Anita.

    The Associated Press