Triple Crown

Double Entendre Gets Ready For Black-Eyed Susan

Loooch Racing Stables and Glenn Ellis’ Double Entendre got her first look at Pimlico Race Course’s main track Tuesday morning with an easy jog in preparation for Friday’s 92nd running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2). Trained by Gulfstream Park-based Peter Walder, the 3-year-old bay daughter of stretched her legs after walking the shedrow following […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A ‘Form’ Of Protection

For the readers who follow me on social media, you may have seen my post yesterday about a horse I’ve known and followed for nearly a decade who, after a successful eight year racing career, I brought home from the track to start the next chapter of his life. Click here to see the post. […]

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American Pharoah
Commentary: Pharoah’s Triple Crown Success A Feat That ‘Will Not Be Matched’ In Racing

Just over a week ago, American Pharoah raced into the history books when he became the sport’s 12th Triple Crown winner. Some 90,000 people were on hand at Belmont Park to witness the event, while millions of people watched the race on TV or online. Since the Belmont Stakes, American Pharoah and his human connections […]

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Belmont Still Basking In Triple Crown Glow

More than a week removed from American Pharoah’s triumph in the Belmont Stakes, completing his historic sweep of the most elusive prize in horse racing to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first in 37 years, the atmosphere at Belmont Park still lingers with the jubilation that reverberated through the racetrack and captured […]

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Pharoah Gets A Day Off After Churchill Downs Parade

After thrilling 28,968 adoring fans with a parade over Churchill Downs’ track and trips to the paddock and winner’s circle on Saturday night, Triple Crown champ American Pharoah got a day of rest and relaxation Sunday. “He just walked this morning,” assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said. “He got a day off today. It was a […]

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American Pharoah
Amedio: Racing, Saratoga Need A ‘Boost’ Post-Triple Crown

In a column for The Saratogian, Steve Amedio writes about the need for more forward momentum after American Pharoah’s Triple Crown victory, both for the industry as a whole and for Saratoga Race Course. Amedio writes that American Pharoah has “Star Power” and that racing needs the colt to continue running. Additionally, Saratoga would benefit […]

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‘We Love You’: Pharoah Fans Pay Tribute At Triple Crown Parade

Although the Churchill Downs Saturday night card carried four graded stakes races, including the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap, the only name on anyone’s lips, from the cavernous insides of the track’s grandstand to the reserved boxes in the grandstand, was American Pharoah’s. The Triple Crown winner returned to the scene of the win that […]

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American Pharoah Turns In First Gallop Since Belmont Victory

Zayat Stables’ champion American Pharoah took his training up a notch Saturday when the Triple Crown winner galloped 1 ¼ miles on the Churchill Downs main track at 8:30 a.m. ET after the renovation break. Exercise rider George Alvarez was in the irons for the homebred son of ‘s first gallop since his 5 ½-length […]

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Horsemen, Writers Weigh In On Pharoah’s Place Among All-Time Greats

After American Pharoah’s Triple Crown sweep, a discussion of his status in Thoroughbred history has been brewing among racing fans. A story by the Louisville Courier-Journal has collected some of the various opinions on this subject. Though giving due respect to the classic-winning colt, many feel American Pharoah needs to prove himself against older horses […]

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Ginsberg: Recent Triple Crown Triumph Sparks Childhood Memories

After watching the Belmont Stakes last weekend, Gary Ginsberg cried. When he talked to others his age, they told him they had experienced the same emotion, and mostly for the same reason: they were thinking of their fathers. “In many cases horse racing came to define the relationship we had with our fathers in the […]

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