• In this Aug. 29, 2015, file photo, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, center, with jockey Victor Espinoza up, leads the field into the first turn during the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The owner of American Pharoah says the Triple Crown winner will run again before he is retired at the end of the year. Ahmed Zayat tweeted Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, he has "decided to continue to race American Pharoah! The champ deserves another chance!"  (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)

    Owner: American Pharoah will race again

    NEW YORK (AP) — A few days of indecision over, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is back on schedule for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and a chance for a magical career-ending race.

  • This artists rendering provided by Churchill Downs shows some of the upgrades planned for the clubhouse at Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift. The $18 million project starting in late fall will renovate space on the clubhouse's third and fourth floors, track officials said Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. (Churchill Downs via AP)

    Churchill Downs upgrading premium clubhouse seating

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs is nearing the starting gate for another construction project that will upgrade its clubhouse to maximize revenue from the Kentucky Derby, continuing a nearly $200 million renovation phase since 2001 that has given the historic track a facelift.

  • NY to review measures to save, care for retired racehorses

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Experts on thoroughbred racing and retired horses said Tuesday that the last few years have seen progress but more funding and homes are needed to save many aging racehorses from eventual neglect or slaughter.

  • Keen Ice (7), with Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Spa Stunner! American Pharoah loses in Travers to Keen Ice

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The day after American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, trainer Bob Baffert already was leery of Saratoga in the summer.

  • Trainer Bob Baffert holds Triple Crown winner American Pharoah after a workout at Saratoga Race Course on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. American Pharoah is the overwhelming 1-5 favorite in a 10-horse field for Saturday's Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Travers time for American Pharoah on long trek by hoof, air

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — American Pharoah can run. But can he fly?

  • In this Jan. 28, 2006, file photo, jockey Jerry Bailey, center, talks to reporters after the last race of his career at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. As American Pharoah, horse racing's first Triple Crown champion in 37 years is wrapping up preparations to run in Saturday's nationally televised Travers Stakes at Saratoga, N.Y. At Arlington Park in Arlington Heights, Ill., they're already preparing for the after-party. The jockey-turned TV commentator Bailey says the last time he'd seen this much buzz at the racetrack was in 2004, when Smarty Jones, the "people's horse" with the commoner's pedigree, headed to the Belmont after improbable wins at the Derby and Preakness. Whenever American Pharoah runs it is a boon for racetracks across the country. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    American Pharoah still front and center on racing’s stage

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Horse racing hasn’t had it this good in years.