At Monmouth Park, racing's long awaited 12th Triple Crown winner has created the same kind of mirth that's most commonly associated with Old St. Nick.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile champ Texas Red beat Frosted to the wire by a half-length to win the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course.
Beholder again showed her talent in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar Saturday, toying with the field to win by seven lengths without feeling the whip from jockey Gary Stevens.
Rock Fall continued his dazzling win streak and stepped up to the top level with a game performance in the $350,000 Vanderbilt Handicap Saturday at Saratoga.
Holy Boss extended his winning streak to four with his first graded score in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.
There is no horse in the Haskell field that looks to be able to beat American Pharoah. But there are a couple of wagers that could yield nice returns on a race with such a prohibitive favorite.
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah will face 7 in Sunday's Haskell Invitational at Monmouth. Chat starts at 3 p.m. ET.
Madefromlucky, out of the shadow of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, rallied nicely from off the pace to capture the $750,000 West Virginia Derby.
With four horses lined up across the course in the stretch, Red Rifle emerged from the two path and drew off to a clear victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap.
As the crowd watched American Pharoah walk toward a paddock schooling session Friday, the Triple Crown winner provided an anxious moment when he took several quick steps toward a rail.
Triple Crown champion American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds for Sunday's $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux was taken off of his final two mounts Wednesday because of a failed breathalyzer test, Del Mar stewards said Thursday.
Jockey Edgard Zayas is rehabilitating following successful surgery Tuesday to repair a fractured left clavicle, according to his agent Tito Fuentes.
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Jockey Ruben Rojas is facing multiple charges after Delaware State Police arrested him in connection with the Wednesday shooting of a trainer at Delaware Park.
As American Pharoah prepares for his first race since winning the Triple Crown, trainer Bob Baffert isn't worrying about legacy or reputation; he's just responding to a horse who likes to run.
Horseplayers still seeking a berth to the $2.5 million (estimated) DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will have multiple free chances online in August.
American Pharoah arrived safe and sound, after traveling from trainer Bob Baffert's California base to Monmouth Park in New Jersey, where he will run in the Haskell Invitational.
American Pharoah makes his majestic comeback in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational and begins the final phase of a career that is already certain to be enshrined in racing's National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.
The purse for the Haskell Invitational has been increased by $750,000 to $1.75 million with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah set to run in the race Sunday.
Doug O'Neill's Wednesday afternoon at Del Mar went as well as it possibly could.Of the six starters the trainer sent out, five ran first, which set the record at Del Mar.
La Verdad took the lead and never looked back Wednesday in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap at Saratoga, cruising gate-to-wire by four lengths for the victory.
Bob Baffert thinks the Haskell is a horse race, and in his position, as the detail-obsessed trainer of the most celebrated racehorse in the nation, that's exactly what he has to think.
American Pharoah's final workout for the Haskell Invitational appeared intentionally easy Tuesday at Del Mar.
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