Category Archives: Horse racing

Dear Mr. Zayat: Just one more race

My Wednesday print column: Dear Mr. Ahmed Zayat: One more time. That’s all we ask. Let American Pharoah race one more time. We are the first to admit our sentiments are selfish, that our request is more than a little … Continue reading

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Prediction: Travers will be next up for American Pharoah

My guess: The Travers. After American Pharoah’s ridiculously easy win in the William Hill Haskell on Saturday at Monmouth Park, the big question is where the Triple Crown will race next in what could be the final tune-up for his … Continue reading

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Evening links: Kings may want another ex-Cat

Five evening news links: Kings interested in bringing Eric Bledsoe to the Sacramento circus. American Pharoah went back to work at Santa Anita this morning. Keeneland is expanding its fall race schedule with seven additional stakes. Chuck Culpepper talks to … Continue reading

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Tracks to wave dollar signs at American Pharoah

They’re coming after American Pharoah. Racetracks are coming after American Pharoah, that is. Word is that, not content to let the Triple Crown winner go the expected Monmouth (Haskell Invitational) and Saratoga (The Travers) route on the way to the … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated cover: American Pharoah

On this week's SI cover, American Pharoah rides into history http://t.co/JB2Cym7IHs pic.twitter.com/yJLf1qfi0G — Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 9, 2015

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American Pharoah’s Triple Crown encore

Back home from New York and one of the more amazing sporting events I’ve been fortunate enough to witness. The star of the show, American Pharoah, is back in Louisville, where he will be honored Saturday night at Churchill Downs. … Continue reading

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My column: A day to rejoice for horse racing fans

My column from the Belmont Stakes: ELMONT, N.Y. — The roar from the crowd came not so much as it was happening but after it was over. Down on the track, as American Pharoah hit the finish line, the sound … Continue reading

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Ten links on the morning of the Belmont Stakes

Belmont Stakes links: After 37 years of failure, American Pharoah poised to be the one, reports Alicia Wincze Hughes. The son of Pioneerof the Nile attempts to be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. My column is … Continue reading

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Tabloid trouble for American Pharoah’s jockey

ELMONT, N.Y. — On the morning of arguably the biggest race of his career, American Pharoah’s jockey Victor Espinoza woke up Saturday to a New York Post tabloid cover alleging that he is two-timing his fiancee. Or maybe the news … Continue reading

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Veteran trainers in this year’s Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. — There are eight horses in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes but only seven trainers, thanks to Todd Pletcher, who has a pair of entries. Bob Baffert trains 3-5 favorite American Pharoah. Dallas Stewart trains Tale of Verve, second to … Continue reading

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