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  • Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

    The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer. The track lived up to its reputation as the ''Graveyard of Favorites'' when 16-1 long shot Keen Ice beat American Pharoah by…

    The Associated Press
  • King colt: Triple Crown winner American Pharoah rules horse racing

    Horse racing hasn’t had it this good in years, and it isn’t hard to figure out why. The sport’s reigning superstar and it’s first Triple Crown champion in 37 years is wrapping up preparations to run Saturday in the nationally televised Travers Stakes at Saratoga in New York in what is likely to be…

    Yahoo News Digest
  • Sheer Drama, Flintshire among winners on Travers undercard

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- The Travers Day undercard produced four automatic qualifers for races in the Breeders' Cup in two months.

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  • Gimme Da Lute wins $100,000 El Cajon Stakes at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Gimme Da Lute won the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes by a half-length Saturday at Del Mar for trainer Bob Baffert, who was across the country watching his Triple Crown champion American Pharoah lose at Saratoga.

    The Associated Press
  • Travers time for American Pharoah on long trek by hoof, air

    American Pharoah can run. By now, everyone knows American Pharoah glided through the Triple Crown - overcoming stormy weather, too - won the Haskell Invitational this month and is the 1-5 betting favorite for the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Upon arrival in…

    The Associated Press
  • Patriotic Diamond rallies to win Generous Portion at Del Mar

    DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Patriotic Diamond rallied from far back to win the $150,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies by 1 1/4 lengths Friday at Del Mar.

    The Associated Press
  • Marylou Whitney, Dinny Phipps honored day before Travers

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Prominent horse owners Marylou Whitney and Ogden Mills ''Dinny'' Phipps were inducted into Saratoga Race Course's ''Walk of Fame'' on Friday, the day before Triple Crown winner American Pharoah runs in the Travers Stakes.

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  • How to Beat American Pharoah

    The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years is making one of his final starts, in the prestigious Travers Stakes at venerable Saratoga Race Course, favored at 1-5 odds. What must a horse do to upset the Triple Crown winner? Here are five serious and not-so-serious horseplays.

    Sports on Earth
  • Good Luck Gus wins Albany at Saratoga

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Good Luck Gus split horses in mid-stretch and outran pacesetter One Sided to the wire for a half-length victory Friday in the $250,000 Albany at Saratoga Race Course.

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  • Triple Crown hero Pharoah stunned in Travers Stakes

    American Pharoah, US racing's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, was stunned in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday by Keen Ice. The Bob Baffert-trained colt was unable to take his winning streak to nine races as he was overtaken in the finishing straight by a horse he had beaten in the…