Stories tagged: Triple Crown
Fri., June 9, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
Belmont Stakes up for grabs in topsy-turvy Triple Crown season
This year’s topsy-turvy Triple Crown trail comes to an end in a Belmont Stakes without the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners or the expected favorite who dropped out. It does …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz
Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Nyquist won’t run in Belmont Stakes
So much for a rematch in the Belmont Stakes.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 11:32 p.m.
Exaggerator wins Preakness on tragic day for racing
Exaggerator won the Preakness, ruining Nyquist’s bid to become horse racing’s second Triple Crown winner in two years.
Fri., May 20, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Derby winner Nyquist ready for Preakness, even a rainy one
Let it rain again on the Preakness. Team Nyquist doesn’t seem concerned.
Tue., May 10, 2016, 6:51 p.m.
No Triple Crown bump for Kentucky Derby in TV ratings
There were high hopes that the popularity of horse racing would be energized a year after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 7:01 p.m.
Missouri dismissed QB Maty Mauk from the football program Thursday after a series of missteps that included three suspensions over the past four months. Coach Barry Odom
Sun., Jan. 17, 2016, 9:15 p.m.
Baffert turns attention toward 2016 and a new Derby run
When trainer Bob Baffert was preparing his acceptance speech for the Eclipse Awards, he asked his youngest son, Bode, for ideas about what to say.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 6:23 p.m.
American Pharoah’s Triple Crown is AP sports story of year
American Pharoah’s sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing’s first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year Thursday in an …
Mon., June 22, 2015
Triple Crown stars celebrating across the country
The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years – and the owner, trainer and jockey. Since American Pharoah completed his sweep of the Kentucky Derby, …
Tue., June 9, 2015
Triple Crown win draws big TV rating, but not biggest
American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown win drew the third-best television rating for the Belmont Stakes since that started being measured in 1988. The race portion of NBC’s broadcast Saturday ran …
Mon., June 8, 2015
Pharoah answers nagging question
It simply took the right horse. Just like everyone else, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wondered if winning the Triple Crown had become impossible. Had the modern thoroughbred become …
Sun., June 7, 2015, 9:46 p.m.
Commentary: American Pharoah answers the triple crown question
Just like everyone else, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wondered if winning the Triple Crown had become impossible. Then, he met a 2-year-old named American Pharoah,
Sun., June 7, 2015
Pharoah’s final jewel
NEW YORK – By mid-stretch, Bob Baffert knew it. American Pharoah was going to win the Triple Crown. He took his eyes off the horse to soak in the crazed …
Sun., June 7, 2015
American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza paid his dues
NEW YORK – Victor Espinoza called it “the best feeling I ever had,” and American Pharoah was only through the first turn. A tad slow out of the gate at …
Sat., June 6, 2015
Triple Crown win alone won’t save horse racing
NEW YORK – Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes today? If it does, and American Pharoah becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, …
Fri., June 5, 2015, 10:12 p.m.
Triple Crown may not be enough to save horse racing
Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes today? If it does, and American Pharoah becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, it may not …
Wed., June 3, 2015
American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat always makes bold moves
NEW YORK – Ahmed Zayat spends big money buying and betting on horses, and brags about how successful he’s been at everything he’s set out to accomplish. From buildings to …
Tue., June 2, 2015
Jockey Victor Espinoza taking third aim at Triple Crown win
ARCADIA, Calif. – Victor Espinoza is oozing confidence a year after his hopes of riding a Triple Crown winner were dashed in the Belmont Stakes. He is back with a …
Sun., May 17, 2015
American Pharoah romps in Preakness; Triple Crown try next
BALTIMORE – Minutes before the Preakness, it was an ominous scene at Pimlico Race Course. Thunder and lightning. Wind and rain. A record crowd scrambling for cover. A drenched racetrack. …
Sat., May 16, 2015
American Pharoah favored to win Preakness, set up Triple Crown try
BALTIMORE – American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn’t look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip …
Fri., May 15, 2015
Derby winner American Pharoah special horse from start
BALTIMORE – From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah has given every indication he is a champion …
Mon., May 4, 2015
Derby winner likely for Pimlico
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Lured by the promise of carrots, American Pharoah was led out of the barn to face a throng of cameras. Reluctant at first, the Kentucky Derby winner …
Sat., May 2, 2015
Derby long shots anyone? We’ve got your horse right here!
Hoping to unearth a Kentucky Derby winner at a price? We’ve got your long shots right here. We’re talking the next Giacomo, who won at 50-1 and returned $102.60 for …
UPDATED: Sat., June 7, 2014, 7:37 p.m.
Triple Crown drought continues
NEW YORK (AP) — California Chrome failed in his bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years on Saturday, losing the Belmont Stakes to long shot Tonalist and …
Thu., June 5, 2014
California Chrome draws No. 2 post position for Belmont Stakes
ELMONT, N.Y. – The tension is palpable as post positions are drawn for the Kentucky Derby. Trainers entertain nightmare visions of their wonderfully quick animals becoming trapped behind a wall …
Mon., June 2, 2014
Santa Anita giving out nose strips on day of Belmont Stakes
Santa Anita is having some fun with the nasal strips worn by Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome. The suburban Los Angeles track will give fans free souvenir nasal strips Saturday, …
Wed., May 28, 2014
Past Triple Crown winners ready for new champ
Patrice Wolfson is ready to give up her title as the co-owner of the last Triple Crown winner. She will get the chance if California Chrome is successful in his …
Wed., May 21, 2014
California Chrome arrives in N.Y. for Triple try
California Chrome has arrived in New York to begin preparations for his bid to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner …
Mon., May 19, 2014
Nasal strips become Triple Crown issue
BALTIMORE – California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art …