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  • American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid boosted by withdrawals

    American Pharoah's bid to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to land the Triple Crown received a boost on Monday as two opponents withdrew from the final leg Saturday's $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. Carpe Diem and The Truth Or Else both pulled out with fitness problems from the 147th…

  • American Pharoah arrives in New York for Triple Crown try

    NEW YORK (AP) — American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend's Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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  • Wet track no problem for Tale of Verve in Belmont

    NEW YORK (AP) — A wet track for the Belmont Stakes won't compromise Tale of Verve's bid to spoil the Triple Crown try by American Pharoah.

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  • Retired jockey Rosie Napravnik gives birth to boy

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Retired jockey Rosie Napravnik is a new mom.

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  • Bobby Flay: Star Chef Devoted to Thoroughbred Foundation

    Bobby Flay will tell you the first thing he thinks about each day is food. Once he steps away from the kitchen, though, his attention often turns toward horses, specifically thoroughbreds. Think stakes, not steaks. An owner of thoroughbred racehorses, Flay was recently in the winners circle with…

  • American Pharoah owner named defendant in libel suit

    The owner of Triple Crown contender American Pharoah is facing more legal troubles. Ahmed Zayat has been sued for libel based on comments he made recently regarding another lawsuit over gambling debts. Attorney J. Joseph Bainton filed the lawsuit in Newark Monday.

    The Associated Press
  • Jockey Victor Espinoza taking 3rd aim at Triple Crown win

    Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes. ''If he's 100 percent and he goes there and his energy is good, that's all it's going to take,'' Espinoza said on a recent morning at Santa Anita. ''I'm positive and…

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  • American Pharoah works out in morning showers at Churchill

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah let morning showers roll right off him at Churchill Downs in his final workout before the Belmont Stakes and his shot at the Triple Crown.

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  • Belmont Stakes field reduced to 8 horses

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The Belmont Stakes field is down to eight after two horses dropped out.

    The Associated Press
  • Horse racing-Pharoah's owner 'pumped' for Triple Crown

    By Steve Ginsburg June 1 (Reuters) - American Pharoah's owner Ahmed Zayat welcomes a field of fresh horses for Saturday's $1 million Belmont Stakes, saying that his battled-tested colt will "have to earn it" to end a nearly four-decade Triple Crown drought. "In order to define greatness, you have…

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    American Pharoah prepares for the Belmont Stakes (15 photos)

    American Pharoah had flown through five furlongs in 1 minute and galloped out strongly after that, in the colt's final major workout before being shipped to New York Tuesday for the Belmont Stakes and a shot at the excruciatingly elusive Triple Crown. — Pat Forde

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