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3hAmanda Duckworth

Duckworth: The young Pharoah

American Pharoah races as a homebred for Ahmed Zayat, but that doesn't mean he had the typical upbringing of a horse who is raced by the man who also bred him.

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American Pharoah has impressive workout

Dual classic winner American Pharoah impressed trainer Bob Baffert and onlookers at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26 when the colt breezed four furlongs in :48 in prep for the June 6.

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19hJerry Bossert

Sky treasure gets the gold in Nassau

John C. Oxley's Sky Treasure became a graded winner May 23, when she rallied from far off the pace to upset in the $200,000 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine.

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Pletcher's Belmont 3 work

It was a busy Friday morning for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park as three of his hopefuls for the June 6 Belmont Stakes worked at the New York oval.

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3dJay 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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2dBob 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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Preakness marks an important day for Baltimore (1:05)
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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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11dBob 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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    12dAmanda 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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17dJay 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.

Audio/Video & Games

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    Justin Zayat reflects on American Pharoah's Kentucky Derby win and looks ahead to Preakness. Plus, the Baltimore Sun's Childs Walker on residual tension in Baltimore.

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