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UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018

Justify wins Belmont Stakes to become 13th winner of the Triple Crown

Justify led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown champion and second in four years. The chestnut colt is the second undefeated …


Memories of Playfair are bittersweet, as fans of former Spokane horse track find other venues

When Playfair closed the gates on its final meet on Dec. 17, 2000, local racing fans were forced to find other outlets to follow their favorite sport. Like a congregation …


Justify ready to challenge for Triple Crown

This afternoon at Belmont Park, Justify looks to join the highest stratum of horse racing immortality by becoming the 13th thoroughbred to win the Triple Crown in the 150th running …


Belmont Stakes up for grabs in topsy-turvy Triple Crown season

This year’s topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. It does …


With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.


Nyquist won’t run in Belmont Stakes

So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.


Exaggerator wins Preakness on tragic day for racing

Exaggerator won the Preakness, ruining Nyquist’s bid to become horse racing’s second Triple Crown winner in two years.


Derby winner Nyquist ready for Preakness, even a rainy one

Let it rain again on the Preakness. Team Nyquist doesn’t seem concerned.


No Triple Crown bump for Kentucky Derby in TV ratings

There were high hopes that the popularity of horse racing would be energized a year after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.


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Baffert turns attention toward 2016 and a new Derby run

When trainer Bob Baffert was preparing his acceptance speech for the Eclipse Awards, he asked his youngest son, Bode, for ideas about what to say.


American Pharoah’s Triple Crown is AP sports story of year

American Pharoah’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year Thursday in an …


Triple Crown stars celebrating across the country

The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years – and the owner, trainer and jockey. Since American Pharoah completed his sweep of the Kentucky Derby, …


Triple Crown win draws big TV rating, but not biggest

American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown win drew the third-best television rating for the Belmont Stakes since that started being measured in 1988. The race portion of NBC’s broadcast Saturday ran …


Pharoah answers nagging question

It simply took the right horse. Just like everyone else, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wondered if winning the Triple Crown had become impossible. Had the modern thoroughbred become …


Commentary: American Pharoah answers the triple crown question

Just like everyone else, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wondered if winning the Triple Crown had become impossible. Then, he met a 2-year-old named American Pharoah,


American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza paid his dues

NEW YORK – Victor Espinoza called it “the best feeling I ever had,” and American Pharoah was only through the first turn. A tad slow out of the gate at …


Pharoah’s final jewel

NEW YORK – By mid-stretch, Bob Baffert knew it. American Pharoah was going to win the Triple Crown. He took his eyes off the horse to soak in the crazed …


Triple Crown win alone won’t save horse racing

NEW YORK – Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes today? If it does, and American Pharoah becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, …


Triple Crown may not be enough to save horse racing

Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes today? If it does, and American Pharoah becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, it may not …


American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat always makes bold moves

NEW YORK – Ahmed Zayat spends big money buying and betting on horses, and brags about how successful he’s been at everything he’s set out to accomplish. From buildings to …


Jockey Victor Espinoza taking third aim at Triple Crown win

ARCADIA, Calif. – Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes. He is back with a …


American Pharoah romps in Preakness; Triple Crown try next

BALTIMORE – Minutes before the Preakness, it was an ominous scene at Pimlico Race Course. Thunder and lightning. Wind and rain. A record crowd scrambling for cover. A drenched racetrack. …


American Pharoah favored to win Preakness, set up Triple Crown try

BALTIMORE – American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn’t look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip …


Derby winner American Pharoah special horse from start

BALTIMORE – From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah has given every indication he is a champion …


Derby winner likely for Pimlico

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner …


Derby long shots anyone? We’ve got your horse right here!

Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? We’ve got your long shots right here. We’re talking the next Giacomo, who won at 50-1 and returned $102.60 for …


UPDATED: Sat., June 7, 2014

Triple Crown drought continues

NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to long shot Tonalist and …


California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes

ELMONT, N.Y. – The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall …


Santa Anita giving out nose strips on day of Belmont Stakes

Santa Anita is having some fun with the nasal strips worn by Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome. The suburban Los Angeles track will give fans free souvenir nasal strips Saturday, …