LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown champion American Pharoah took charge out of the gate, winning the $5 million Breeders
It's actually up to the horse's kids.
By late Saturday, the Sports world will know if there is a Triple Crown winner for the first time in 37 years. The last winner was Affirmed in 1978. No one could have guessed that it would be this long before another horse would accomplish this feat again.
Under the guidance of Martin Panza, the New York Racing Association is premiering two new distance races during Belmont Park's
Horse racing is a peculiarly insular sport, and the people in it can be as equally myopic in their view of the sport they love. But the Breeder's Cup has supplied them with the perfect opportunity to illustrate that not everyone as callously motivated as the ones that make the headlines.
The North American roll out of the Breeders' Cup Challenge kicks off on Memorial Day, May 28 2012, with the Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park Race Course, Elmont, New York.