2015 triple crown

Zayat Lawsuit Documents Detail Sale Of American Pharoah To Coolmore

Had American Pharoah never done anything else with his life after owner Ahmed Zayat sold the Grade 1-winning colt’s stallion rights on Jan. 15, 2015, the deal to Coolmore would have been for $8 million – a far cry from the $23.5 million he’d ultimately receive for the future Triple Crown winner. A lawsuit filed […]

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Maven Becomes First North American Winner For American Pharoah

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah recorded his first winner in North America when Richard Ravin’s Maven took the Friday opener at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Wesley Ward trainee, sent to post as the odds-on favorite in the 4 1/2-furlong maiden sprint, went straight to the lead under jockey Dylan Davis. The chestnut colt marked the opening quarter-mile in 22.55 seconds […]

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Baffert Recalls ‘Incredible Power’ Of American Pharoah In History-Making Belmont

Even though a year has gone by since American Pharoah became only the 12th Triple Crown winner and the first in 37 years, the moment remains resplendent for Bob Baffert. “We’re glad to be a part of history,” said the Hall of Fame trainer by phone from his Southern California base. With Baffert not having […]

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Father-To-Be: Mare Confirmed In Foal To American Pharoah

Coolmore Stud confirmed Friday morning that the first mare is in foal to Triple Crown champion stallion American Pharoah. The mare, Untouched Talent, was the first to be bred to the son of Pioneerof The Nile two weeks ago. The farm sent out a Tweet saying “It’s very early days but we’re happy to confirm […]

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Zayat Intends Travers To Be Pharoah’s Next Test

Ahmed Zayat, owner of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, has announced that he would like for the colt will make his next start in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course. Zayat confirmed on Monday – the day after American Pharoah crushed his rivals in the $1.75-million Haskell at Monmouth […]

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Air Horse One: Pharoah Touches Down In New Jersey

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah crossed the finish line at Atlantic City International Airport after landing safely aboard a first class equestrian charter aircraft from California’s Ontario International Airport on Wednesday afternoon. Airport staff welcomed the thoroughbred to Southern New Jersey in time for the William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, NJ. […]

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Mr. President, Meet American Pharoah: Congressman Suggests White House Ceremony For Colt

As the racing world continues to bask in the glow of the first Triple Crown in 37 years, one New York legislator is hoping that American Pharoah will get unprecedented recognition for his accomplishments in the form of a visit to the White House. That’s right–Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) has written a formal letter to […]

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Santa Anita Releases Details On American Pharoah Parade

American Pharoah, who became America’s first Triple Crown Champion in 37 years by winning the Belmont Stakes on June 6, will make a public appearance on Saturday at Santa Anita as he will be paraded between the seventh and eighth races as part of a blockbuster day that will also include the Grade I, $500,000 […]

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‘If You Came For The Horses, It’s A Great Time To Be Alive’

I believe there are two things that bring people through the gates of a racetrack for the first time: horses, or people. If you came for the horses, it’s a great time to be alive. At American Pharoah’s Churchill Downs parade last Saturday, I was honored to meet the colt’s self-proclaimed “biggest fan.” Shaun Basch […]

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