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Minor league game stopped to watch Belmont Stakes

By Gordon Dixon American Pharoah on Saturday became the 12th horse to capture the Triple Crown and first since 1978. Unsurprisingly, American Pharoah’s attempt at history was a big deal in Louisville, where he also won the Kentucky Derby last month. It was such a big deal that a minor league game in Louisville was stopped temporarily so everyone in the stadium could watch the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Espinoza donated Belmont Stakes winnings to charity

Jockey Victor Espinoza will no doubt garner fame, recognition, and a lifetime of opportunities after guiding American Pharoah to the Triple Crown, but he is not necessarily seeing an immediate fortune. That’s because the jockey decided to donate his Belmont Stakes winnings to charity. In an article for the Louisville Courier-Journal, Steve Myrick explains that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Jockey Victor Espinoza rides Joel McHale at ESPYs

By Gordon Dixon Early last month, Victor Espinoza capped off a historic run by riding American Pharoah to victory in the Belmont Stakes to capture horse racing’s Triple Crown. On Wednesday, Espinoza was on the back of ESPYs host Joel McHale for a different kind of ride. Prior to heading onto the stage, McHale walked by Espinoza, who told him to hurry. McHale responded, “Sorry...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

American Pharoah upset at Travers Stakes

American Pharoah’s Triple Crown magic ran out Saturday when he finished second to Keen Ice at the 146th Travers Stakes in Saratoga, N.Y. Keen Ice entered the race with 16-1 odds and used a strong push down the stretch to pull off the upset. The result ended American Pharoah’s eight-race win streak that began in his second career race. He was the fourth Triple Crown winner...
Via NESN.com
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Breeders’ Cup in final race

American Pharoah did it again. The legendary horse won racing’s Grand Slam with a victory at the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. American Pharoah dominated the race from start to finish, winning it by an impressive 6 1/2 lengths. Now the Triple Crown winner heads off into retirement. “I think it’s time for him to step out and have a nice life,” jockey Victor Espinoza...
Via NESN.com
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Rome’s racehorse Shared Belief dies after colic surgery

Shared Belief, the champion racehorse owned by sports media personality Jim Rome, died on Wednesday, Rome’s racing group announced. Shared Belief was a four-year-old horse who had enjoyed tremendous success in the racing world. The gelding won his first eight races before losing at the Breeders Cup last year. He had posted a victory over 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Rome-owned thoroughbred horse dies

If you’ve been a regular listener of Jim Rome, you’ll know that he has become a player in horse racing, owning all or partly owning shares in several champion horses. One of those was Shared Belief which beat 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome this year in the San Antonio Invitational Stakes as well as winning the San Anita Handicap. After recovering from a hip fracture...
Via Awful Announcing
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

American Pharoah’s Triple Crown chosen as top AP sports story of the year

American Pharoah may have lost out to Serena Williams for SI’s Sportsperson of the Year, but those angry horse racing fans will be much happier with The Associated Press, which named the horse’s Triple Crown win as the sports story of the year Thursday. That came from a vote of 82 editors and news directors across the U.S., who ranked their top five stories of the year (with...
Via Awful Announcing
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: American Pharoah will make $35 million as stud in 2016

It pays to win. For American Pharoah, the 2015 American Triple Crown winner, this is quite a literal statement. According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, the now-retired race horse is set to make a fortune as a stud: American Pharoah will make $35M in the breeding shed this year. His stallion career began this morning https://t.co/jiVlijN4dO — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) February...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Kentucky Derby winner since 1875

Can you name every horse to win the Kentucky Derby since 1875?
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873

Can you name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873? Note: No races from 1891-1893. Note: In 1918, 26 horses were entered into two heats, and there were two winners for the only time in history.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867

Can you name every winner of the Belmont Stakes since 1867? Note: There was no race in 1911 and 1912.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every Triple Crown winner in the history of horse racing

The horse racing Triple Crown is when a horse wins The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness Stakes and The Belmont Stakes in a single year. Can you name every Triple Crown winner in the history of the sport?
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Who won the Kentucky Derby the year you were born?

May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Horse dies after win at Preakness Stakes track

Saturday was supposed to be a great day for horse racing with the 2016 Preakness Stakes set for 6:45 p.m. ET at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Unfortunately, the day began with a very sad event. Homeboykris, a nine-year-old horse who won the first race of the Preakness schedule Saturday, died of an apparent heart attack shortly after leaving the winner’s circle. #Homeboykris...
Via NESN.com
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Two horses die and jockey breaks collarbone on Preakness Stakes undercard

Preakness Stakes day began on a tragic note as two horses died on Pimlico Race Course and a jockey suffered a broken collarbone on a rainy Saturday in Baltimore. The first incident occurred in the opening race of the day, as Homeboykris suddenly collapsed and died not long after winning the Preakness undercard’s first of four races on the day. After entering the race as a 9...
Via The Comeback
May 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Nyquist out of Belmont due to health complications

Just days after losing the Preakness Stakes, Nyquist has been scratched from the Belmont Stakes race due to health complications, TMZ reports. Already dealing with a fever, a new complication arose that caused Nyquist’s trainers to pull the plug. “We spoke with Nyquist’s assistant trainer, Jack Sisterson, who tells us … Nyquist has an elevated white blood cell count,...
Via Sportsnaut
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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