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.
1978. That year for those who follow horse racing is well known as the last time we saw a horse take home all three legs of the Triple Crown.
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.
Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes.
Coming up with a clever name for a thoroughbred can be a challenge — and not just creatively.
The slightly shorter distance of the Preakness and the likelihood of another manageable pace makes Dortmund a solid play at odds of 3-1 or better.
Bob Baffert can only hope the finish of the Preakness Stakes turns out better than the position draw.
Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.
Among the best reasons to go to the Preakness Stakes this year are the pure spectacle of the event and a chance to visit the historical city of Baltimore.