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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

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

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 gelding 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 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

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: 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

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

Minor league game stopped to watch Belmont Stakes

American Pharoah became the 12th horse to capture the Triple Crown and first since 1978 on Saturday. Perhaps not surprisingly, his attempt at history was a big deal in Louisville, where American Pharaoh won the Kentucky Derby last month. Saturday’s game between the Louisville Bats and Buffalo Bisons stopped temporarily as the home stretch of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

American Pharoah wins Triple Crown

American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, becoming the first Triple Crown winner since Seattle Slew in 1978. And it really wasn’t even that close: It was a wire-to-wire win for jockey Victor Espinoza, who becomes the oldest winner of the Triple Crown at the age of 43. Interestingly, American Pharoah becomes the first wire-to-wire winner at the Belmont in 30 years...
Via Sportsnaut
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jockey Victor Espinoza's reaction to winning 'holy s---!'

Jockey Victor Espinoza was exasperated after winning the Triple Crown aboard American Pharoah on Saturday at the Belmont Stakes. NBC had a microphone on him and went live for his reaction after winning the race. The jockey, who probably did not know he was on live TV, had just completed the race and had a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

American Pharoah’s race for Triple Crown faces obstacle

By Darren Hartwell Stop us if you’ve heard this before: A horse is just one win away from completing the Triple Crown. American Pharoah will seek to become the first winner of horse racing’s hallowed accomplishment since Affirmed in 1978 when the Belmont Stakes kick off this Saturday. Yet history certainly won’t be on his side. More than 20 horses have won the Kentucky Derby...
Via NESN.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

American Pharoah “Spectacular” in morning workout (Video)

2015 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah was visually impressive at Churchill Downs this morning when the colt breezed four furlongs in :48 in preparation for the June 6 Belmont Stakes. With jockey Martin Garcia aboard, the son of Pioneerof the Nile recorded fractions of :12 1/5, :24, and :35 4/5. He then galloped out five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 and six furlongs...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2015 Charlie Whittingham Stakes; ‘Pharoah Begins Training for Belmont Stakes

We will be looking at just one race at Santa Anita Park this weekend in our Horse Racing Races of the Week in Sunday’s Charlie Whittingham Stakes, a grade: 2, $200,000 marathon turf event on Sunday which will feature Ashleyluvssugar and Divine Oath in the short field of five. I originally wanted to do three races all together (The Lone Star Handicap at Lone Star Park in Texas and...
Via isportsweb.com
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Zenyatta Family Reunion at Belmont Park?

Ziconic, the unraced second foal out of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, has joined his older half brother Cozmic One, a three year old by Bernardini who finished last in his racing debut on April 17 at Santa Anita Park, in the Belmont Park barn of trainer John Sherriffs, according to the official Zenyatta website, www.zenyatta.com The site says that Ziconic, a chestnut two year...
Via isportsweb.com
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: How Much is American Pharoah Worth?

Care to take a guess at what 2015 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah is worth? I’ll give you a hint, being in this sport for 36 years the rule of thumb I’ve seen (and it varies somewhat based on breeding, who the horse beat in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, the economy etc), is the Kentucky Derby winner is worth $4 to $6 million. …you win the Derby...
Via isportsweb.com
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Your browser does not support iframes. 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...Read More
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...
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
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