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  • Breeders Cup on NBC Now -American Pharoah's final race- 5 million Dollar Breeder's Cup Classic.

    10/31/2015 1:14:03 PM PDT · by Pajamajan · 46 replies
    10/31/2015
    American Pharoah will run in the Breeders Cup Classic. He will retire after the race. Should he prevail today - He will be the only horse ever to win the Triple Crown and the BC classic.
  • 2015 Preakness Stakes (LIVE 6:18pm ET on NBC)

    05/16/2015 2:55:40 PM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies
    DownTheStretchs.com, Preakness.com, Brisnet.com | self
    1./ American Pharoah 3/C L Victor Espinoza 126 Bob Baffert 4/5 2./ Dortmund 3/C L Martin Garcia 126 Bob Baffert 7/2 3./ Mr Z. 3/C L Corey Nakatani 126 D. Wayne Lukas 20/1 4./ Danzig Moon 3/C L Julien Leparoux 126 Mark Casse 15/1 5./ Tale of Verve 3/C L Joel Rosario 126 Dallas Stewart 30/1 6./ Bodhisattva 3/C L Trevor McCarthy 126 Jose Corrales 20/1 7./ Divining Rod 3/C L Javier Castellano 126 Arnaud Delacour 12/1 8./ Firing Line 3/C L Gary Stevens 126 Simon Callaghan 4/1
  • American Pharaoh owned by Orthodox Jew from Egypt

    06/06/2015 8:56:12 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 54 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/07/2015 | JTA, Reuters
    ELMONT, New York - American Pharoah entered the pantheon of US thoroughbred racing's all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to become the first horse to capture the coveted Triple Crown in nearly four decades. In winning his seventh straight race, American Pharoah becomes the 12th horse to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes and the first since Affirmed in 1978. According to JTA, a win was a triumphant stand for Ahmed Zayat, an Orthodox Jew from Egypt who has become one of the biggest forces in horse racing but has mostly tasted bitter defeat...
  • Former presidential senior adviser: American Pharoahís win another of Obamaís accomplishments

    06/06/2015 4:33:33 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 49 replies
    Twitchy Who Said What ^ | 06/06/2015 | Twitchy staff
    It looks as though President Obama found some time to take the Triple Crown before going on to win the NBA Finals, at least according to his former senior adviser, Dan Pfeiffer. Dan Pfeiffer ‚Äé@danpfeiffer Another accomplishment -- Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner since Carter Astounding. A nation thanks you. Reality check, please.
  • American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown

    06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    newyorktimes ^ | JUNE 6, 2015 | JOE DRAPE
    As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally ó this 37-year search for a great racehorse. No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation,...
  • From Head To Toe, A Look At Quirks Of American Pharoah

    06/06/2015 6:43:02 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 04 June 2015
    Like Any Great Athlete, Triple Crown Hopeful Has His Peculiarities ___ Like a lot of athletes, American Pharoah has his quirks. The brown colt is easy to pick out on the racetrack: heís the one with the shortest tail. American Pharoah will try to become horse racingís 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978 when he runs in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. California Chrome failed in his bid last year. Trainer Bob Baffert describes the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner as ďa really kind, sweet horse.Ē Thatís an unusual temperament among racehorses, most of which are...
  • American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes, ending 37-year Triple Crown drought

    06/06/2015 5:35:21 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-6-2015 | FoxNews.com
    American Pharoah became the first horse in over three decades Saturday to earn the Triple Crown, placing 1st in the Belmont Stakes after winning the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby earlier in the season. In one of the sporting world's rarest feats, the bay colt with the unusually short tail defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a...
  • American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown [UPDATE: Photos added in thread ]

    06/06/2015 4:05:25 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 96 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 6/6/15 | Pat Forde
    American Pharoah accomplished one of the rare feats in sport Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years and just the 12th horse ever to win the Triple Crown. Related Stories Favored American Pharoah draws fifth post for Belmont AFP The Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing, explained SB Nation 'Pharoah' takes on history in Triple Crown bid at Belmont AFP Distance, rivals challenge American Pharoah's Triple try The Associated Press Belmont Stakes 2015 schedule: American Pharoah races for history SB Nation The heavily favored colt completed the quest by running away from seven rivals in the Belmont Stakes, three weeks...
  • Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah [sic]

    06/06/2015 4:05:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    great minds on FR | June 6, 2015 | great minds on FR
    Wow. Flat-out, nearly wire to wire. What a runner.
  • The 147th (2015) BELMONT STAKES! Will the 37-year drought end today??

    06/06/2015 1:32:17 PM PDT · by ETL · 160 replies
    various sources | June 6, 2015 | self
    Scheduled race time: 6:50pm (ET)
  • American Pharoah to go for Triple Crown in June 6 Belmont Stakes

    05/26/2015 3:48:13 PM PDT · by ETL · 70 replies
    belmontstakes.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Jenny Kellner
    For the third time in four years, Belmont Park will play host to a Triple Crown hopeful when American Pharoah attempts to add the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 6, the final and most demanding leg of the series, to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and in yesterday's rain-drenched Preakness. It will mark the 14th time since Affirmed swept all three races in 1978 that a horse has had a chance to join the 11 Triple Crown champions; none have succeeded. Three of those attempts have been by American Pharoah's Hall of...
  • An early look at tomorrow's Preakness Stakes

    05/15/2015 7:23:29 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    preakness.com and brisnet.com (links included) | 5/15/15 | self
    2015 Preakness Stakes Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables, LLC 4-5 2 2 Dortmund L 126 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah, Inc. 7-2 3 3 Mr. Z L 126 Corey S. Nakatani D. Wayne Lukas Calumet Farm 20-1 4 4 Danzig Moon L 126 Julien R. Leparoux Mark E. Casse John C. Oxley 15-1 5 5 Tale of Verve L 126 Joel Rosario Dallas Stewart Charles E. Fipke 30-1 6 6 Bodhisattva L 126 Trevor McCarthy...
  • An Early Look at this Saturday's 2015 Preakness Stakes

    05/14/2015 4:30:55 PM PDT · by ETL · 10 replies
    Preakness.com and Brisnet.com (links included) | May 14, 2015 | self
    PIMLICO RACE COURSE 2015 Preakness Stakes 13th Race Distance:One Mile And Three Sixteenths - (Dirt) Conditions:For three-year-olds, $15,000 to pass the entry box, starters to pay $15,000 additional. 60% of the purse to the winner, 20% to second, 11% to third, 6% to fourth and 3% to fifth. Weight 126 pounds for Colts and Geldings, 121 pounds for Fillies. A replica of the Woodlawn Vase will be presented to the winning owner to remain his or her personal property. Program Selections:1-2-8-7 Pgm PP Horse Name (L) WT. Jockey/Trainer Owner M/L Odds 1 1 American Pharoah L 126 Victor Espinoza Bob...
  • Belmont claims 1 more Triple Crown pretender. Here are the 11 past winners, times and jockeys

    06/08/2014 9:37:40 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 38 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/8/14 | Doug Book
    From about 1885 until 1915, pacers and trotters were racing royalty in America, the popularity of these standardbred horses greater than that of any baseball star or other spectator sport. When the immortal pacer Dan Patch fell ill in 1904, news of his malady traveled across the nation as racing fans and the public at large anxiously sought out the slightest scrap of information about his condition. Of course, at a time when Ty Cobb, the countryís highest paid baseball player made $12,000 per year, Dan Patch was earning $1 million! And stories of Danís successes on the track were...
  • California Chrome's Triple Crown quest collapses

    06/07/2014 10:14:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | BETH HARRIS
    NEW YORK (AP) ó California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to 9-1 long shot Tonalist. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner finished in a dead-heat for fourth with Wicked Strong. California Chrome's loss extended the longest drought without a Triple Crown champion.
  • Tonalist spoils California Chrome's bid for the Triple Crown

    06/07/2014 4:14:03 PM PDT · by kingattax · 163 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-7-14 | Jay Hart
    The longest wait in sports is not over. California Chrome's bid to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978 fell short in Saturday's Belmont Stakes. After winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes by a length and a half, the mile-and-a-half Belmont proved to be too much for Chrome, who finished fourth to winner Tonalist. And with that, the longest drought in Triple Crown history continues. Since Affirmed's sweep 36 years ago, 13 horses now have gone to Belmont Park with the Derby and Preakness in hand only to falter somehow, some way....
  • The Test Of The Champion: California Chrome Makes A Run At History [LIVE]

    06/07/2014 2:55:54 PM PDT · by Pajamajan · 157 replies
    California Chrome is about to run in the Belmont Stakes, known as The Test Of The Champion.
  • Who is California Chrome?

    06/06/2014 8:33:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 26 replies
    ESPN ^ | 6-6-14 | Johnette Howard
    ELMONT, N.Y. -- If you listen to horsemen during the Triple Crown chase year after year, they talk as if a special racehorse becomes a champion not only because of how fast he runs, but also because of who he is. So what makes California Chrome a special racehorse and a champion, instead of just a horse with a great backstory? Co-owner Steve Coburn, the Wilford Brimley lookalike in the 10-gallon hat, fingers the trait that all of Chrome's handlers cite: "It's been amazing to watch his personality develop and watch his mind develop." His mind? Really? Angel Cordero Jr.,...
  • California Steals Kentucky's Spotlight

    06/03/2014 6:37:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 6-3-14 | Pia Catton
    California is hardly known as an epicenter of thoroughbred breeding. But on Saturday, the Belmont Stakes will include the first California-bred Triple Crown contender, leaving the actual industry leader, Kentucky, to pour another bourbon and dream of next year. Kentucky produces about one-third of all the registered thoroughbred foals in the U.S. according to the Jockey Club, the breed's registry. California accounts for about 8% of the foal crop and has struggled to stabilize its breeding industry since the 2008 recession. It makes California Chrome truly an odds-beater. "The story behind this horse is great for racing," said Clifford Barry,...
  • California Chrome takes Preakness, Triple Crown dream alive

    05/17/2014 3:42:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | May 17, 2014 | Mike Singer
    6:22 ET: The dream of a Triple Crown is still alive, after California Chrome held off Ride on Curlin to take Saturday's Preakness Stakes in an unofficial time of 1:54.84. After an excellent start, Chrome was content in third for the majority of the race until a late charge at the 3/4 mile saw him forge ahead. "It's an awesome feeling to be able to have a horse like California Chrome, he's just amazing," jockey Victor Espinoza said after the race. Espinoza improved his record to 6-0 on Chrome after holding off Social Inclusion and Ride on Curlin down the...