Posts Tagged Belmont Stakes

American Pharoah gets 1st work in since winning Preakness

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, Martin Garcia up, breezes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, K.Y, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography via AP) NO SALES

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah’s workout on Tuesday as he prepares for Belmont Stakes and his attempt to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

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American Pharoah gallops in Kentucky, others work at Belmont

In this photo released by Churchill Downs, American Pharoah, ridden exercise rider Jorge Alvarez, works out at Churchill Downs Friday, May 22, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner is expected to be the heavy favorite to win the Belmont on June 6, attempting to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The colt has won six straight races after a career-opening loss, was voted 2-year-old champion and has earned $3,730,300 on the track.  (Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill Downs via AP) NO SALES

NEW YORK (AP) — Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah went out for his first gallop since winning the Preakness, covering 1 3/16 miles at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday.

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