1. American Pharoah Imposing Favorite in Travers at Saratoga

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is looking to keep the ball rolling on Saturday at Saratoga and will be the overwhelming favorite to do just that, as he takes on nine rivals in the Grade 1, $1...

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  2. Beholder Takes on Boys in Pacific Classic at Del Mar

    For just the fifth time in the history of the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic, a female will take on the boys, with Beholder seeking to become the first female to win the marquee race of the Del Mar summer meeting...

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  3. Stars Come out in Force for Whitney at Saratoga

    There is no shortage of star power lined up for Saturday’s Grade 1 $1.25 million Whitney at Saratoga, with a berth to the Grade 1 $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and a huge payday awaiting the winner...

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  4. American Pharoah Back in Action in Haskell Invitational

    It has been nearly four decades in the making, the first chance for us to watch a Triple Crown winner in action on the racetrack, and American Pharoah figures to put on a show Sunday afternoon on the Jersey Shore...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 30 days ago 4,854 reads 1 comments

  5. Main Sequence Back to Defend Title in United Nations

    Last summer on the Jersey Shore, trainer Graham Motion brought a European invader to the $500,000 United Nations (Grade 1) at Monmouth Park, who was riding a 10-race losing streak...

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  6. Lady Eli Looking to Earn Trip to Breeders' Cup in Belmont Oaks

    The undefeated Lady Eli is seeking to earn a ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1) when she takes on 13 foes in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (Grade 1) on Saturday at Belmont Park...

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  7. Breeders' Cup Challenge Hits Santa Anita for Gold Cup

    A field of 11 older runners will line up on Saturday afternoon in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (Grade 1) with the winner earning an automatic starting spot in the field for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 2 months ago 1,139 reads 0 comments

  8. Stephen Foster Handicap Gets Breeders' Cup Challenge Rolling

    While the hoopla surrounding the Triple Crown is now over, there is plenty of championship racing on tap over the next four months, culminating in the Breeders’ Cup on Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 1,606 reads 0 comments

  9. Should American Pharoah Be Retired After 2015 Triple Crown Win?

    Now that American Pharoah has become just the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first in nearly four decades, the colt’s biggest paydays are ahead of him...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 5,221 reads 9 comments

  10. Tracing American Pharoah's Incredible Journey to the 2015 Triple Crown

    It was nearly four decades in the making but well worth the wait, as American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 6,309 reads 7 comments

  11. Belmont Stakes Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    American Pharoah will be the 14th horse to show up in New York for the Belmont Stakes (G1) still alive to win the Triple Crown since 1978. They all came up short, a dozen on the track and one due to an injury on the eve of the race...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 54,224 reads 22 comments

  12. Breeders' Cup Challenge Races Bring out Superstars on Belmont Stakes Undercard

    All eyes will be on American Pharoah on Saturday in his Triple Crown bid, but two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are bringing out some of the superstar older horses including ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 2,858 reads 1 comments

  13. Belmont Stakes Odds 2015: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    Other than the Run for the Roses, the Belmont Stakes (G1) can be one of the trickiest races for horseplayers to handicap all year...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 10,630 reads 0 comments

  14. 2015 Belmont Stakes Horses: Ranking Every Contender in New York

    History is on the line Saturday at Belmont Park, with American Pharoah seeking to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. He takes on seven foes in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1)...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 17,050 reads 1 comments

  15. Belmont Stakes 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    American Pharoah goes for history on Saturday, looking to add the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes to his already impressive resume and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed accomplished the feat in 1978...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 3 months ago 13,307 reads 2 comments

  16. Preakness Winner 2015: Breaking Down American Pharoah's Triple Crown Chances

    American Pharoah’s tour-de-force, in the slop at Pimlico in the Preakness Stakes, gave the Bob Baffert trainee the second jewel of the Triple Crown to go along with his victory in the Kentucky Derby...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 52,051 reads 65 comments

  17. Preakness Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    A field of eight will line up Saturday afternoon in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course, with most of the attention going to one horse...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 28,426 reads 3 comments

  18. Preakness 2015 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    The Kentucky Derby is in the rearview mirror, and it is off to Baltimore, where crab cakes and beer replace that fancy food and drinks they serve on Millionaire’s Row at Churchill Downs...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 10,676 reads 2 comments

  19. 2015 Preakness Horses: Ranking Every Contender at Pimlico

    There will be seven challengers waiting for Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah when the field assembles on Saturday in the starting gate for the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown...

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  20. Preakness 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    With just under 48 hours to go before the post position draw for the $1 million Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, the field is still in flux, but there is no doubt who the one to beat is...

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  21. American Pharoah Cues Triple Crown Hype as Latest Favorite to Win Kentucky Derby

    For the third consecutive year, the betting favorite has won the Kentucky Derby, with American Pharaoh outpacing the field Saturday at Churchill Downs...

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  22. Kentucky Derby Odds 2015: Last-Minute Updates and Picks

    The two most exciting minutes in sports is just about here, with a field of 19 set to line up in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs...

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  23. Kentucky Derby 2015 Odds: 10 Betting Tips from Handicapping Expert

    The Kentucky Derby is the most challenging race of the year to handicap. Put together 21 relatively lightly raced three-year-olds in front of over 100,000 screaming fans wearing funny hats and drinking mint juleps, and just about anything can happen...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 29,230 reads 6 comments

  24. Kentucky Derby 2015: Horses, Favorites and Picks for This Year's Field

    The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is upon us, with the post-position drawing Wednesday to decide the order of a competitive field of 20 likely to line up in a race deserving of the moniker "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 4 months ago 28,464 reads 0 comments

  25. Jockey Club Tour on Fox Hits Keeneland for Lexington Stakes

    After stops in California and Dubai, the Jockey Club Tour on Fox lands in Lexington, Kentucky, on Saturday for a pair of nationally televised horse races from scenic Keeneland ...

    Michael Dempsey Written by Michael Dempsey about 5 months ago 595 reads 0 comments