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Voss, Scheinman Give Paulick Report Unprecedented Eclipse Award Recognition

The Paulick Report ( on Wednesday became the first exclusively online publication to be represented by the winners in both writing categories of the Eclipse Awards, the most prestigious honors given annually in the North American Thoroughbred racing and breeding industries. Paulick Report features editor Natalie Voss was voted an Eclipse Award in the News […]

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Three Racing Superstars Make Sports Illustrated’s 100 Greatest Moments

On Tuesday Sports Illustrated published its latest rendition of the “100 Greatest Moments in Sports History,” and three of racing’s superstars were granted a spot on the list. Coming in at position 99 was the Belmont Stakes of 1978, where Affirmed’s rivalry with Alydar reached fever peak. The two chestnuts had finished one-two in both […]

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Pharoah Fans Have Shot At Redemption; Colt A Finalist For Associated Press Award

American Pharoah fans who were outraged by the colt’s loss of Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year may have a chance to see him recognized over human athletes. The Triple Crown winner is one of three finalists for the Associated Press’s male athlete of the year title. Horses do not have a history of success […]

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Hovdey: Goodwill Generated By American Pharoah Damaged By Recent Social Media Firestorm

The uproar over Triple Crown winner American Pharoah not being named Sports Illustrated‘s ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ after the colt ‘won’ the magazine’s online poll, has been the focus of social media for most of the week. The arguments over whether or not tennis champion Serena Williams deserved the title have boiled over from just sports-related […]

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Sports Illustrated Responds To Public Outcry: ‘American Pharoah Congratulates Serena Williams’

After this morning’s announcement that Serena Williams had been chosen as the 2015 “Sportsperson of the Year,” a public outcry was unleashed all over social media. Bob Ehalt, of ESPN, posted to his Twitter page “Sorry SI, #American Pharoah was more accomplished than Serena this year & he had the biggest impact on his sport […]

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UPDATED: Pharoah Wins Online Vote For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’, Magazine Awards Title To Serena Williams

The online poll for Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” award closed Saturday night, and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah won the popular vote by a landslide, according to Pharoah closed with 288,824 votes for 47 percent of the total, nearly double that of the second-place finisher the Kansas City Royals. The baseball team […]

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Commentary: Should Pharoah Really Be Considered For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’?

Sports Illustrated revealed its list of contenders for the magazine’s annual ‘Sportsman of the Year’ honor on Wednesday, and racing fans were delighted to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah among the nominees. The 3-year-old colt currently ranks second in fan voting with 31 percent; World Series champs the Kansas City Royals are currently in first […]

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Cast Your Vote: American Pharoah Among Nominees For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is among the 12 contenders for Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsman of the Year. The editors of SI are asking fans to vote for who they’d like to see win the honor. In addition to American Pharoah, the 2015 nominees are: Usain Bolt, Simone Biles, Stephen Curry, Thomas Davis, Novak Djokovic, Carli Lloyd, Lionel Messi, Ronda […]

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Layden: ‘The Page Turns’ After Pharoah’s Travers Loss

What’s next for the Triple Crown winner? That question came into many minds following American Pharoah’s defeat to longshot Keen Ice in Saturday’s Travers Stakes, losing the lead in the final stages of the race. Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden takes a look back at this year’s running of the Travers, including the lead-up and fervor […]

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Commentary: Has The Camera Phone ‘Ruined’ Sporting Events?

In a technology-driven age, everyone, it seems, has a smartphone. Doesn’t matter what ‘generation’ you are – millennial, baby boomer, or greatest generation. People use the cameras on those phones to record almost every moment of their day, whether it’s snapping a photo of their dinner order or taking a selfie in front of a […]

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