Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him of owing $1.65 million to a man who says he fronted Zayat money for gambling bets placed at offshore casinos.
Preakness and Derby winner American Pharoah leaves Pimlico.
American Pharoah stood outside the Pimlico stakes barn, staring straight ahead at trainer Bob Baffert, who was holding his lead shank while two others were hosing off the white bandages around the colt’s legs.
California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn apologized Monday for his bitter remarks after his horse failed to win the Triple Crown.
It was a great start to the day for Barn 26, the Belmont home for California Chrome.
Chrome craziness set in at Belmont Park Saturday as the hours ticked down ahead of the horse’s bid to end racing’s 36-year Triple Crown drought.
Getting ready for the big race. Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome is preparing for the biggest race of his life.
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes is creating excitement here in Maryland as California Chrome fights for the Triple Crown.
Martin Panza celebrated California Chrome’s charge to Preakness Stakes victory three weeks ago like most fans at the packed Pimlico Race Course — bumping fists, slapping hands and thinking ahead to Saturday and the possibility of the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years.
California Chrome became the early 3-5 favorite on Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion and first in 36 years.
California Chrome has galloped two miles at Belmont Park, with the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner preparing for the final leg of the Triple Crown.
Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas talks about moving the dates of triple crown races.