Victor Espinoza suffers a neck injury after being thrown off a horse.DEL MAR, California - Jockey Victor Espinoza was injured when the horse he was riding at Del Mar racetrack collapsed during training and died.Racetrack officials say Bobby Abu Dhabi suffered ...
Jul 23, 2018
BOB Baffert misses the simple pleasure of watching American Pharoah breeze.On the verge of his second Triple Crown with Justify, the Hall of Fame trainer is quick to recall his admiration for his first history-making superhorse."I've never ...
Jun 5, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The racing world wondered if there was a worthy successor to last year's Triple Crown champion American Pharoah.Enter Nyquist.The bay colt who lacks any distinctive markings won the Kentucky Derby by 1-ΒΌ lengths on Saturday (Sunday, ...
May 8, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Go ahead and pity Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist. He has the unenviable task of following in the hoof prints of Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, and so far isn't getting the respect expected for the only undefeated horse ...
May 7, 2016
VERSAILLES, Kentucky - 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, ...
May 7, 2016
LANI is about to embark on a 7,380-mile journey back to his old Kentucky home for a chance to Run for the Roses.The gray colt earned the trip to the Kentucky Derby with a come-from-way-behind victory ...
Mar 29, 2016
WHAT do you say? It's not too late.Let's pause and watch the year deflate.With glass in hand (beer, wine or port),Here's looking at you, Wells Report.We'll say so long with ...
Jan 2, 2016
NEW YORK - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah set a single-season earnings record at nearly US$8.3 million for a memorable year in which he ended his career with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.Other year-end earnings ...
Jan 2, 2016
THE games people play. There are around 300 in pro football, 2,500 in baseball, 1,500 in basketball and thousands in soccer every year - and that's just at the very highest levels. Most blend into each other. Only a ...
Dec 28, 2015
NEW YORK - American Pharoah's sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes for horse racing's first Triple Crown since 1978 was selected the sports story of the year in an annual vote conducted by The Associated Press. ...
Dec 26, 2015
TRIPLE Crown winner American Pharoah, NBA MVP Stephen Curry and Masters and US Open champ Jordan Spieth are the leading candidates for The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year award.The AP announced the top three vote-getters on Monday ( ...
Dec 22, 2015
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Triple Crown champion American Pharoah took charge out of the gate, winning the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic by 6-1/2 lengths on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) in his final race before retirement.The 3-year-old colt ...
Nov 1, 2015
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert believes he has done everything possible to bring American Pharoah into his final race in peak form.Now it's up to the Triple Crown winner to deliver a final dynamic performance in ...
Oct 31, 2015
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Triple Crown champion American Pharoah was made the early 6-5 favorite on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) in a field of 10 for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, the last race of his career.The colt will break ...
Oct 27, 2015
NEW YORK - 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.After a tough loss in the Travers Stakes ...
Sep 4, 2015
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - They were waiting for their horse, ready to take pictures with cellphones and ready to feed him snacks.On the morning after a startling upset at the Travers Stakes, a small gathering of fans visited racing's ...
Aug 31, 2015
SARATOGA SPRINGS, New York - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah came up short in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), losing to Keen Ice by three-quarters of a length before a sold-out and stunned crowd at ...
Aug 30, 2015
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Horse racing hasn't had it this good in years.It isn't hard to figure out why."People like to see greatness and they know American Pharoah's got the goods," said Howard Sudberry, the ...
Aug 29, 2015
TRIPLE Crown winner American Pharoah is on his way to the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, where a sellout crowd is likely to turn one of racing's most historic tracks into a festival to remember."Saratoga here we come!" ...
Aug 24, 2015
OCEANPORT, New Jersey - A slight nudge was all it took for American Pharoah to seize control of the Haskell Invitational. And when Victor Espinoza asked, the majestic colt delivered an encore performance in his first race since winning the Triple Crown."This ...
Aug 3, 2015
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