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  • American Pharoah gets 1st work in since winning Preakness

    Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah's workout on Tuesday as he prepares for the Belmont Stakes and his attempt to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since 1978. The colt breezed four furlongs in :48 at Churchill Downs after Baffert…

    The Associated Press
  • 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
  • Hard Not to Like wins $200,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita

    Hard Not to Like moved into contention around the far turn and dug in for a neck victory in the $200,000 Gamely Stakes Monday at Santa Anita. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Hard Not to Like ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:49.87 and paid $9.20, $5.40 and $4.40. Fanticola returned $8.20 and $5.60, and…

    The Associated Press
  • 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