American Pharoah Lookin’ Good in Work

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah worked a solid 4 furlongs (half mile) at Churchill Downs in preparation for the June 6th Belmont Stakes.  Here is the colt training in the morning under the Twin Spires, with the actual work starting at about the 4 1/2 minute mark.

Horseplayers, Support the Change for Pari-Mutuel Tax Withholdings

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We all need to join the fight in D.C. to get the tax code to reflect today's wagering and not outdated wagering limits from many decades ago.  Only in Washington does it make sense that a $608 score on a wager that cost $540 would get taxed the full … [Continue reading]

History of the Belmont Stakes

From the NYRA Website, belmontstakes.com The Belmont Stakes, the final and most demanding leg of the Triple Crown, is named after August Belmont who had been a leading banker and racing man of the 19th century. He was also the first President of … [Continue reading]

Great Horse Racing Video Series – 1973 Belmont Stakes

Secretariat The first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and in world record time. This version includes 2 minutes of bonus post-race TV coverage! https://youtu.be/vfCMtaNiMDM … [Continue reading]

American Pharoah Showing No Fatigue

Colt's first gallop since Preakness win LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Jorge Alvarez was ready to feel something a little different beneath him Friday morning. Instead, the longtime exercise rider for trainer Bob Baffert said that if fatigue is setting in … [Continue reading]

American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat on Triple Crown bid

"'We could be talking about history" (VIDEO) As Ahmed Zayat sat down at the podium following American Pharoah's Preakness Stakes triumph Saturday evening, the press conference moderator told the assembled media: "Obviously the conditions being … [Continue reading]

4 Potential Spoilers to Take on American Pharoah in Belmont

 NEW YORK (AP) - 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 … [Continue reading]

11 Things We Learned from Preakness 2015

 #2 is so true. Here are some things we learned from Saturday's Preakness: 1. Baltimore can still throw a party. After weeks of national telecasts, headlines and news conferences focused on unrest in the city, Baltimore put on a much better … [Continue reading]

The Woodlands Could Return in Kansas

 TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Senate is preparing to debate a bill designed to revive a Kansas City-area dog and horse racing park with slot machines. The Senate was taking up the measure Thursday, a day after a committee approved it. The bill … [Continue reading]

Baffert and American Pharoah shift focus to Belmont, Triple Crown

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 Bob Baffert worried about his horse in the days after the Kentucky Derby. American Pharoah had won, yes, but he hadn't seemed himself on race day. The madhouse scene at Churchill Downs had worn him out. So it was left to a record Preakness crowd to … [Continue reading]

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