Fipke, Stewart Could Run Two in the Travers

Forever d’Oro (right) breezing at Churchill Downs in April – Coady Photography NYRA Press Release: Breeder-owner Charles Fipke will be represented by at least one horse in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers August 27, and possibly two. Trainer Dallas Stewart … Continued

American Pharoah Draws Post 2 in Travers Stakes

Photo by Coglianese Photos/Susie Raisher Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, seeking his six consecutive grade I victory, has drawn post position two in a field of ten for the $1,600,000 Travers Stakes (gr. I) on August 29th at Saratoga. Trained by … Continued

American Pharoah Draws Post 5 in Belmont Stakes

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah has drawn post five in an eight-horse field for the June 6th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Here are the entries and post positions: 1 Mubtaahij, Irad Ortiz Jr., Mike de Kock 10-1 2 Tale … Continued

Belmont Stakes Countdown–May 30, 2015

With exactly one week remaining until the June 6th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), three more Belmont Stakes contenders turned in official workouts this morning. Headlining the work tab was Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Tale of Verve, who breezed five furlongs in a bullet :59.02 … Continued

Belmont Stakes Countdown–May 29, 2015

It was a busy morning at Belmont Park, where a quartet of contenders for the June 6th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) turned in their final official workouts in advance of the race. Headlining the work tab were a trio of … Continued

Belmont Stakes Countdown–May 27, 2015

With Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah taking a break this morning after his big workout yesterday, the major news of today surrounded Keen Ice and Mubtaahij, who posted timed workouts at Churchill Downs and Belmont Park today. Keen Ice, a son of Curlin … Continued

Belmont Stakes Countdown–May 20, 2015

Welcome to the first in a series of daily or near-daily articles covering the major news developments along the road to the June 6th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), in which American Pharoah will attempt to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 … Continued

American Pharoah Draws the Rail in Preakness Stakes

Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner American Pharoah has drawn position one in the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (gr. I), which will be held at Pimlico Racecourse on May 16th. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Pioneerof the Nile will be ridden once again by … Continued

Eight Horses Entered in 2015 Preakness

A modest-sized field of eight has been entered in the May 16th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, including Kentucky Derby (gr. I) 1-2-3 finishers American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund. A surprise addition to the Preakness field was Mr. Z, … Continued

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