Posts Tagged Thoroughbred racing

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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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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