May 29, 2016

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Horse Racing: Exaggerator stays patient, wins sloppy Preakness to deny Nyquist chance at Triple Crown

BALTIMORE — Despite the fog, the rain and an undefeated Kentucky Derby winner to contend with, Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux knew the best route to the Preakness winner’s circle with Exaggerator — stay inside and wait. The rider, who started his career in Maryland, guided Exaggerator to a 3½-length victory over Cherry Wine Read More…

Kentucky Derby: Favored Nyquist not feeling the love … yet

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn’t getting the respect expected for the only undefeated horse in the race. Nyquist heads into today’s Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs Read More…

10 things to know, Friday, Sept. 4

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Kentucky clerk’s jailing paves way for gay marriage licenses Same-sex couples will return to the Rowan County Courthouse for the fifth time since June to ask for a marriage license. Only this time, jailed clerk Kim Davis Read More…

Horse racing industry frets about decline in subsidies from gambling revenue

BOSTON — Horse track operators and breeders are concerned the good times might be trotting to a close as some states move to rein in a lucrative subsidy that’s helped prop up their long suffering-industry. Twenty states divert a slice of casino and slots parlors revenue to help boost horse racing prize money, according to Read More…

Travers Stakes: Keen Ice ends American Pharoah’s reign

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer. He had every reason to be. Now, American Pharoah may have run his last race. The track lived up to its Read More…

American Pharoah picks up fans, chases more history

From a beauty salon in Beverly Hills to an intersection in Zurich people are talking about American Pharoah. Derek Jeter. Carrie Underwood. Drew Brees. Even Cheech and Chong. All have chatted up either the owner, trainer or jockey of American Pharoah in the weeks after the horse became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 Read More…

American Pharoah and crew feeling their oats after big win

The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years — and the owner, trainer and jockey. Since American Pharoah completed his sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the past few weeks have turned into a whirlwind of TV appearances, first pitches and victory celebrations for owner Ahmed Zayat, Read More…

Horse racing: American Pharoah makes history, ends long Triple Crown drought with dominant victory in Belmont

NEW YORK — By mid-stretch, Bob Baffert knew it. American Pharoah was going to win the Triple Crown. He took his eyes off the horse to soak in the crazed scene of the packed grandstand. Fans jumped up and down, hugged, and tossed drinks in the air. The race wasn’t even over yet, and the Read More…

Horse Racing: American Pharoah has chance to accomplish one of most difficult feats in sports

Imagine Usain Bolt having to beat a bunch of well-rested runners in every heat to capture an Olympic gold medal. Or Serena Williams competing in the French Open final against a rival who didn’t bother playing in the quarters or semifinals. Now you have an idea of what American Pharoah is trying to accomplish in Read More…

Will the Crown finally fit? Former winners believe American Pharoah has what it takes to end long Triple Crown drought

Steve Cauthen thinks it’s long past time for a new horse to join the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners. The jockey who rode Affirmed to a sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes in 1978 believes horse racing needs a victory by American Pharoah in the Belmont on Saturday to boost flagging Read More…