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American Pharoah “Rains” Supreme in 2015 Preakness Stakes…Will He Win 2015 Triple Crown?

Notice how my title say “Will American Pharoah win the 2015 Triple Crown”, not “can” he? I believe I worded that correctly because he has all the physical talent and ability to win it, so he can win…. the question real is …will he? The answer to that, regardless of what anyone says at this point, is it’s too early to tell. After his scintillating, dominate win in Saturday’s...
Via isportsweb.com
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: American Pharoah dusts field at Preakness

By Larry Brown American Pharoah blasted the field at the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes Saturday and now will have the opportunity to run for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks. Starting from the inside and getting out to an early lead, American Pharoah was the first horse to win from the rail since 1994 and just the third favorite since 1950 to start...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Preakness Stakes 140th Predictions and Preview

This Saturday, May 16, 2016, will be the 140th running of the race known as the second jewel of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

An In-Depth Look at the 2015 Preakness Stakes

All eyes will be at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland this Saturday for the second leg of Horse Racing’s Triple Crown series, the 2015 Preakness Stakes. Of course the question on everyone’s mind is can American Pharoah repeat his win/effort from the 2015 Kentucky Derby and then go on to Belmont to try to sweep the Triple Crown for the first time in 37 years? Or will Firing...
Via isportsweb.com
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jockey's whip might have cost Derby winner Preakness shot

Victor Espinoza gets results. How he gets those results, however, have the jockey under fire. Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah was examined by 12 state-approved veterinarians after concerns were raised over the frequency with which Espinoza whipped the horse down the stretch at Churchill Downs. Although no marks were found, the whipping bordered close enough on abuse to warrant...
Via NESN.com
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Looking Ahead to the 2015 Preakness Stakes

With Horse Racing’s middle jewel of the Triple Crown, the 2015 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, just a few days away, the picture of who is running and who is not has become a little clearer this past weekend. As of Sunday, and according to Preakness.com, confirmed runners include:   **American Pharoah– the Derby winner galloped a 1 3/16ths this...
Via isportsweb.com
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2015 Man O’ War Stakes Plus 3 More; 2015 Preakness Stakes News

For most racing fans, there is probably a bit of an emotional letdown after the Kentucky Derby…..not me. Heck, I’m just as excited for this weekend’s Horse Racing Races of the Week than I was last week as we will be looking at four more races including three at Belmont Park and one at Santa Anita. Those races include the 2015 Grade: 1 Man O’ War Stakes, a marathon 1 3/8th...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2015 Kentucky Derby…The Aftermath

It sounds as though all is well in the aftermath of the 2015 Kentucky Derby. All 18 runners, including the winner American Pharoah, appear to have come out of it well with the top three finishers (American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund) all aiming for the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 16.   American Pharoah-winner by one length- was third on the outside most of the way...
Via isportsweb.com
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Jockey Victor Espinoza earned his third career Kentucky Derby victory. He also won last year with California Chrome. It’s legendary trainer Bob Baffert’s first win since 2002. He also trained Dortmund, who led most of the race. California horses have won three of the last five Kentucky...
Via NESN.com
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

The biggest race in the country, and perhaps the world, is upon us in the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. 20 of the country’s best three year olds, led by American Pharoah, will run further then they’ve ever been asked to run before for $2 million and the pinnacle of prestige in the sport. The race itself needs no introduction as I’ve found that people,...
Via isportsweb.com
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby 141 Predictions and Preview

Aside from being a great sporting event, the Kentucky Derby is an event in and of itself. Attendees wear interesting hats. I have seen hats that have gone from the sublime to the ridiculous on Derby Day. There's food as well, like Derby Pie and the famous Mint Julip.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby positions: American Pharoah draws No. 18

By Pat Bradley The Kentucky Derby post position is set, and it’s good news for the favorites, who avoided the dreaded No. 1 position. American Pharoah, the favorite to win the Derby at 9-4 odds, drew the No. 18 starting position for Saturday’s Run for the Roses. Dortmund, who like American Pharoah is trained by Bob Baffert, will start from the No. 8 spot. Carpe Diem, the third...
Via NESN.com
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta’s son, Cozmic One, Flops in Racing Debut

Cozmic One, the first foal of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, trailed every step of the way in his highly-anticipated racing debut last Friday at Santa Anita Park against a group of five other 3-year-olds and finished last in a one mile maiden special weight event. The son of Bernardini, who trailed by as many as 10 lengths in the early stages, made up a little bit of ground late...
Via isportsweb.com
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Selfie sticks banned at Kentucky Derby with new rules

By NESN Staff Churchill Downs is fighting the good fight and cracking down on one of the nation’s biggest emerging issues: selfie sticks. The Kentucky Derby is less than three weeks away, and if someone attending the Derby wants to take a selfie, they’re going to have to do it the old-fashioned way. According to The Courier-Journal, the famous racetrack is banning selfie...
Via NESN.com
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Five horses for your Grand National short list

The Grand National is the most famous steeplechase in the world and the 2015 race at Aintree has the potential to be one of the most emotional in its history. Tony McCoy, who is on the verge of being crowned champion National Hunt jockey for the 20th time, is retiring at the end of the season. But, if he wins the Grand National on Shutthefrontdoor, he is planning to quit immediately...
Via The Sports Daily
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kentucky Derby 2015 Prep and Horse Racing Tidbits

The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on May 2nd is a little over three weeks away. Many of the major Derby prep races have been run as of this writing. As most racing fans know, each race had a certain amount of Derby-qualifying points attached to it.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Arkansas Derby; Plus 3 Other Races

The spotlight in this week’s Horse Racing Races of the Week shines on Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas as we will be looking at the 2015 Arkansas Derby for three year olds with 2015 Kentucky Derby aspirations as our feature Race of the Week. The nine furlong, Grade: 1 race carries a purse of $1 million and drew a field of eight including 2014 two year colt champion American...
Via isportsweb.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Previews of the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial and Bluegrass Stakes; Plus 5 Other Major Stakes Races

Let’s just go ahead and call this the biggest weekend thus far in 2015 in the sport of Horse Racing. I looked at 22 stakes races, but narrowed it down to what I thought were the top eight. The weekend will be highlighted by three Grade: 1, $1 million races in the 2015 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct racetrack in Queens, New York, which attracted El Kabeir and Daredevil, the Toyota Bluegrass...
Via isportsweb.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Kentucky Derby…A Look Ahead

You can call this a modified version of my annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” When I looked at the 2015 crop of three years olds, it certainly appears to be one of the strongest I’ve seen in quite some time. The 25 or so horses I have listed here all have shown a tremendous amount of potential as have others that I have not added (yet) and still others who either won...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Fountain of Youth & Risen Star Stakes'; Plus 2 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week, we will be looking at a total of four more races co-highlighted by the 2015 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida, which will feature the highly regarded Upstart, and the 2015 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana, which will feature Le Comte Stakes upset winner International Star vs. the up and coming...
Via isportsweb.com
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 San Vincente Stakes: Plus 3 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the Week, we will be looking at four more key races being run around the country. The highlight race will be Sunday’s San Vincente Stakes at Santa Anita Park for three year olds going seven furlongs. The race carries a purse of $200,000 and will mark the 2015 debut of impressive 2014 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red. We will also be...
Via isportsweb.com
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Holy Bull Stakes; Plus 3 Others

In this weekend’s Horse Racing Race(s) of the week, we will be looking at a total of four races from around the country with the highlight race being the 2015 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Florida. The $400,000 Grade: 2 race will be run at one and one sixteenth miles and drew a field of 10 with Upstart being installed as the 2/1 morning line favorite. The three other races...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: 2015 Le Comte Stakes Preview; Plus 2 Others

In this week’s Horse Racing Races of the Week, we will be looking at a total of three races with our highlighted race being the 2015 Le Comte Stakes for three year olds at the Fair Grounds in Louisiana. The one mile and 70 yard, grade: 3 race carries a $200,000 purse, drew a field of 11 and will feature Eagle. The Le Comte is the first of several keys races for horses who are being...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta’s Son, Cozmic One, To Make Racing Debut Shortly

Cozmic One, the first offspring out of 2010 Horse of the Year, and the enormously popular, Zenyatta is set to make his racing debut in a matter of days according to owner Jerry Moss. “Cozmic One will run here at Santa Anita in a matter of days. Victor (Espinoza) worked him the other day and he’s ready.” Moss said. Cozmic One, who looks like his mother, is by Bernardini and...
Via isportsweb.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Rising Superstar Dortmund Heads 2014 Los Alamitos Futurity

In this weeks Horse Racing Race of the Week, we will be taking a closer look at the 2014, Grade: 1 $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity for two year olds at Los Alamitos Racetrack in California, where Dortmund will be taking on just four others and has been installed as the heavy 4/5 morning line favorite. The 8 1/2 furlong Futurity will be run for the first time at Los Alamitos after...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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