In a place where images of horses appear on everything from T-shirts to public artwork, the prospect of the first Triple Crown winner in two generations racing at Saratoga Race Course this summer has the locals in an American Pharoah frame of mind.
American Pharoah’s owners and thoroughbred racing now have a new race to run: A race to capitalize on the horse’s Triple Crown victory before the excitement fades away.
With a final quarter-mile dash to the finish even faster than Secretariat, American Pharoah ran into Triple Crown history with a dazzling display of speed and endurance in the Belmont Stakes.
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.