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13hGary West

West: Who can spoil Pharoah's party?

Horsemen are so loyal to their horses and so respectful of the sport that they're compelled to try to stop American Pharoah. That's a beautiful and sweet ambivalence.

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American Pharoah jogs a mile around Churchill

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack Thursday for a clockwise jog once around the mile oval.

13hRon Mitchell

Conquest Curlinate to pass on Belmont Stakes

Conquest Curlinate has been withdrawn from the list of challengers to dual classic winner American Pharoah in the Belmont Stakes and instead will be pointed toward the Queen's Plate.

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13hBob 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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4dJay 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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3dBob 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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12dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: American Pharoah makes it look easy

Immediately after winning the Kentucky Derby with American Pharoah, trainer Bob Baffert said the Preakness was the easiest of the three jewels -- at least for him. That sure looked to be the case Saturday.

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12dBob 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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14dBill Finley

Finley: Preakness no-brainer

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

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16dBill Finley

Will Bob Baffert cost himself the Crown?

Will Bob Baffert's decision to run Dortmund in Saturday's Preakness Stakes come back to haunt him? It will if his Kentucky Derby winner, American Pharoah, is upset by his stablemate.

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    13dAmanda Duckworth

    Duckworth: Meant to be

    Trainer Bob Baffert makes no secret of the fact that he thinks the Preakness Stakes is the easiest of the Triple Crown races to win. Post time for Saturday's race is 6:18 p.m. ET.

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18dJay Cronley

Cronley: A worthy investment

The online experience has made paying for reading and research materials seem obsolete, but The Racing Form is well worth paying for.

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