• American Pharoah’s Triple Crown gives racing a boost

    VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — There are signs American Pharoah’s Triple Crown win last year has been good for racing. Some recently released findings show:

  • In this photo taken, Thursday, April 21, 2016, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah stands with a handler at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud farm in Versailles, Ky., on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Life is good on the farm for the champion. He is thriving in his new career as a stallion, having covered close to 100 mares since he was retired last November, and showing every sign he may be as brilliant as a sire as he was a racehorse. (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

    Triple Crown winner thriving in new home at Ashford Stud

    VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah is led out of his stone palace of a barn, head up, eyes alert, a little heavier these days but still pretty well sculpted. In a few minutes, the champion will be walked over to the breeding shed, a mere 50 yards away. By now, the Triple Crown winner has the routine down pat.

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  • In this May 6, 2011 file photo, Uncle Mo owner Mike Repole, right, and trainer Todd Pletcher talk at a news conference at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Five years ago, Mike Repole was living the dream. He had already made his share of an estimated $4.1 billion fortune from the sale of the company that produced Vitaminwater, and now he had himself a Kentucky Derby favorite with a horse named Uncle Mo. But Uncle Mo never made it to the Derby.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

    Repole in Derby chase with Outwork, son of top sire Uncle Mo

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Five years ago, Mike Repole was living the dream. He had already made his share of an estimated $4.1 billion fortune from the sale of the company that produced Vitaminwater, and now he had himself a Kentucky Derby favorite with a horse named Uncle Mo.

  • Collmus will keep calling big horse races for NBC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Race caller Larry Collmus has signed a five-year contract extension with NBC Sports to remain the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup races.

  • In this Oct. 31, 2015, file photo, Nyquist (13), with Mario Gutierrez up, wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Unlike Pharoah-phever a year ago, Nyquist-mania hasn’t yet struck in the days leading to the Kentucky Derby. It might by next Saturday night if the undefeated colt ends up in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

    AP DERBY TOP 10: Wire-to-wire for Nyquist as No. 1 contender

    Unlike Pharoah-phever a year ago, Nyquist-mania hasn’t yet struck in the days leading to the Kentucky Derby. It might by next Saturday night if the undefeated colt ends up in the winner’s circle at Churchill Downs.