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20hBob Ehalt

Ehalt: Texas Red, 'Pharoah' together again

Can Texas Red beat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in Saturday's Travers Stakes? Can any 3-year-old accomplish a task so monumental?

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20hKaren Johnson

Large Saratoga crowd watches Pharoah gallop

On a glorious morning at Saratoga Friday, an estimated crowd of 15,000 flocked to the track to watch Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in his final gallop before the Travers.

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Palace Malice retired

Palace Malice, a six-time graded stakes winner and the 2013 Belmont Stakes victor, has been retired, according to an announcement from Three Chimneys Farm.

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Travers Stakes Live chat

Follow Triple Crown champion American Pharoah as he makes his second start since winning the Triple Crown in Saturday's Midsummer Derby.

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2dKaren Johnson

American Pharoah takes to Saratoga track

American Pharoah was on the Saratoga main track for all of five minutes for an easy gallop Thursday. It was the Triple Crown winner's first time on the track, following his arrival a day earlier.

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3dKaren Johnson

Pharoah hits Saratoga

American Pharoah stepped off the van at Saratoga Race Course at precisely 3 p.m. ET Wednesday for his next assignment, the $1.6 million Travers Stakes.

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American Pharoah 1-5 favorite in 10-horse Travers

And now, it's on to the Spa for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who was made the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field and drew the No. 2 post on Tuesday night.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Zayat Stables to donate to New Vocations

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced that Zayat Stables has committed to donating a percentage of American Pharoah's purse earnings for the remainder of his racing career.

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4dClaire Novak

Wise Dan works strong five furlongs at Keeneland

Wise Dan was bright-eyed and bushy tailed the morning of Aug. 25, powering his way through a five-furlong bullet in :59 seconds flat on the dirt at Keeneland.

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5dBob Ehalt

Ehalt: A buzz follows Pharoah to Saratoga

When Triple Crown winner American Pharoah ships to Saratoga for Saturday's Travers Stakes, he will bring more than just the media spotlight along with him.

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Gary Stevens named Jockey of the Week

Jockey Gary Stevens made the most of his two wins this week. He captured the G1 Pacific Classic on Saturday at Del Mar then followed up the next day there with a score in the G2 Del Mar 'Cap.

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American Pharoah to run Travers as next race

After his colt's Sunday morning workout at Del Mar in California, American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat said, "Saratoga, here we come!" in reference to their next stop: the Travers Stakes.

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6dAmanda Duckworth

Duckworth: Behold her

No one was prepared for the pure dominance Beholder delivered Sat. in the Pacific Classic, and it just goes to show you never know what a horse is truly capable of until you ask them to do it.

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