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.
The nation is still buzzing about American Pharoah’s historic run at the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in nearly four decades. It is a boom for the sport, and for horse racing here in Maryland as well.
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.
Victor Espinoza called it “the best feeling I ever had,” and American Pharoah was only through the first turn.
A Triple Crown winner must come through Maryland and with the Derby and Preakness already clinched, Maryland was rooting for American Pharoah.
If American Pharoah becomes the first Triple Crown champion in 37 years, it won’t be before a record-setting crowd.
It could be a history making race as American Pharoah attempts to end a 37 year drought by winning the Triple Crown! Can he achieve what so many have failed to do?
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.