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 has long been a Baltimore tradition and we just wrapped up a weekend of excitement—but there may come a time when it’s no longer here in Baltimore.
Dortmund won’t be around for this one, but a familiar cast of 3-year-olds are lining up as potential spoilers when American Pharoah attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and give thoroughbred racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
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.
Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
Preakness officials are considering moving the Triple Crown race to Sunday, a switch that could come as soon as next year.
D. Wayne Lukas long ago reached the age where it’s acceptable to sleep in, play a round of golf on a weekday afternoon or take a cruise to the Caribbean.
Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah, owned by Ahmed Zayat is the 4-5 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse field in the Preakness, and will be ridden by Victor Espinoza. Stablemate Dortmund, third in the Derby, is the second choice at 7-2, and Derby runner-up Firing Line is 4-1.
Preakness is today! Also, the MDSPCA is here to alert you to summer dangers for your pet.
It’s the eve of the Preakness Stakes–Baltimore’s very own jewel of the Triple Crown. This weekend of horse racing puts the city back in the international spotlight for the right reasons.
Early this morning at Pimlico– Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah made his way to the track for a morning workout.