If you’re off to the races for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, here’s what you’ll encounter. The most exciting two minutes in sports still smells of dirt, mint and tradition.
In the year since winning the Triple Crown and 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic, American Pharoah has received international accolades.
At certain times on the calendar the volume and quality of sport on offer to fans and competitors alike overflows the capacity for any single person to absorb. It is an embarrassment of riches and at present we are in the midst of one such bonanza of events. Where to begin?
Unbeaten Nyquist is the favorite, and is looking to get another step closer to making horse racing history.
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.
Forty-eight years ago, Bill MacPhail, then in charge of sports at CBS, signed a deal with the US Tennis Open to carry its tennis matches, men's and women's, on the CBS network. That deal died last year and in 2015 you'll have to watch them on ESPN.
Triple Crown winners, like Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew, are revered. This year is no different, the Millennials have taken American Pharoah as their own on his trip to win the Triple Crown.
Have we, as a nation, lost our bearings? Have we lost all sense of proportion? The jubilation and near-hysterical levels of enthusiasm in response to American Pharoah winning horse racing's Triple Crown were not only wretchedly excessive, they were nutty.
Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.
Racehorse American Pharoah made history at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday when he became the first horse to win the Triple
When American Pharoah races in the Belmont Stakes Saturday, there will be more than glory on the line. If American Pharoah
"We're coming in feeling that he has a real shot to win the Triple Crown." American Pharoah is the only Belmont Stakes horse
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.
I saw my first Belmont Stakes in 1972 when Riva Ridge prevailed by seven lengths. We went again the following year to majestic Belmont Park and every year after that for the next 15 years to see the Belmont Stakes. I even saw Secretariat win the Triple Crown, the Holy Grail of horse racing.
The Belmont Stakes, the third part of horse racing's Triple Crown, takes place Saturday in Elmont, New York. Like Us On Facebook
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The race organizer tried to physically throw her out of the race, but she successfully completed the marathon.