Posts Tagged Thoroughbred racing

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and John Hay Whitney in racing HOF

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who bred Native Dancer among his 77 stakes winners and was instrumental in helping thoroughbred racing gain exposure on television, and John Hay Whitney, an owner, breeder and leader of the sport for more than 50 years, have been elected posthumously to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.

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Preakness winner American Pharoah returns to Churchill Downs

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah is held by assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes following his arrival at Churchill Downs, May 18, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. American Pharoah, winner of the first two legs of the Triple Crown, will stable in Louisville before running in the Belmont Stakes on June 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah took a short walk to stretch his legs after his flight before getting a bath and retiring to his barn for some well-earned rest.

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Get your Triple Crown tickets _ plenty available, for now

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah has his face washed by groom Eduardo Luna following his return to Churchill Downs, May 18, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

NEW YORK (AP) — The best seats are sold out, but about 40,000 general admission tickets remain for a chance to see American Pharoah attempt to win the Belmont Stakes and become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

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What was learned from American Pharoah’s Preakness victory

Jockey Victor Espinoza, left, celebrates aboard American Pharoah after winning the 140th Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Baltimore.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

BALTIMORE (AP) — That was easy, wasn’t it?

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Lukas right at home in stakes barn with Mr. Z at Preakness

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas smiles after Mr. Z  drew post position No. 3 for the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The Preakness Stakes is set for Saturday, May 16. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

BALTIMORE (AP) — A 30-1 long shot in the morning line, Tale of Verve got virtually no love from the media or bettors leading up to the Preakness.

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