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1dGary West

West: It's time for Pharoah to rule

The structure of the Triple Crown races has not changed since three horses completed the sweep in the 1970s. So what has changed in the sport that seems to make the feat impossible today?

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6hClaire Novak

American Pharoah takes to Belmont main track

American Pharoah felt so good this morning at Belmont Park that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert decided to let him get a full look at the racing surface.

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16hDarren Rovell

Pharoah owners strike landmark marketing deal

The owners of American Pharoah agreed to a marketing deal early Wednesday morning that will blanket the horse with logos from the energy drink brand Monster ahead of his run for the Triple Crown.

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2dFrank Angst

Rosie Napravnik announces birth of baby boy

Retired jockey Rosie Napravnik and her husband, trainer Joe Sharp, announced the birth of their son Carson Wayne Sharp on June 1.

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2dClaire Novak

American Pharoah gets final breeze at Churchill Downs

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah completed his final pre-race work June 1 at Churchill Downs, breezing five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 under jockey Martin Garcia.

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Baffert confident in American Pharoah (1:43)
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5mJay Cronley

Cronley: Belmont picks

American Pharoah and the sport of kings can seize the spotlight Saturday with a victory at Belmont Park.

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    1dClaire Novak

    American Pharoah hits Belmont

    Triple Crown contender American Pharoah arrived at Belmont Park Tuesday for the Belmont Stakes.

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Material Worth

The owners of Florida Derby winner Materiality discuss playing American Pharoah's spoiler at Belmont. Jay Hovdey of the Daily Racing Form analyzes.

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2dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: 'Pharoah' is no savior

How can the re-emergence of a Triple Crown winner impact a sport in dire need of a charismatic hero?

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6dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: A fresh approach

While Preakness winners like American Pharoah have just three weeks rest between races and are making their third start in five weeks, 11 of the last 15 Belmont winners have had four weeks or rest or more.

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9dJay Cronley

Cronley: Horse racing uncovered

With a little luck, with a horse winning the first two Triple Crown races, horse race interest and coverage approaches the top of the page, top of the broadcast and top of the paper.

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8dBob Ehalt

Baffert seeks to join rare company

At age 75, Billy Turner's the only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner. He would love to welcome Bob Baffert to that exclusive club.

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17dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Pharoah will win Crown

After all of the teases horse racing has served up since 1978 -- 13 of them, to be exact -- logic actually dictates a cynical stance. But this time, there's reason to believe American Pharoah will complete the Triple Crown.

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20dBill Finley

Finley: Preakness no-brainer

Sometimes the art of handicapping a horse race really isn't that complicated.

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