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Extra, Extra: Changing Face Of Media In Triple Crown History

It seems as if the national and trade media have gone out of their way since American Pharoah’s Belmont victory to capture every bath shot and describe every carrot consumption of the newly-minted Triple Crown winner. Pharoah’s accomplishments not only mark the first Crown in 37 years, but evolution in the way we have historically […]

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Six Crowns: 1977 Triple Crown Winner Jean Cruguet Climbs Aboard American Pharoah At Churchill Downs

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has had a steady stream of visitors since he arrived back at trainer Bob Baffert’s barn at Churchill Downs early last week. However, on Monday morning the colt had a famous visitor to the barn – one that also had Triple Crown experience. Jockey Jean Cruguet, who piloted the great […]

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How Triple Crown Winners Fared In The Breeding Shed

In the lead-up to American Pharoah’s try for a Triple Crown, the Daily Racing Form made a list ranking the previous eleven Triple Crown winners as sires. Topping the list was Seattle Slew, who sired 536 winners and amassed $84,439,063 in progeny earnings in the breeding shed. His influence in pedigrees is strongest through classic […]

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The Friday Show: Never A Dull Moment In Bid For Triple Crown

With one of the toughest feats in all of sports at stake, you’d think the tension on the racetrack would be enough, but that’s rarely the case with horse racing’s top honor. Human drama often takes center stage in the Triple Crown saga. In this edition of the Paulick Report’s Friday Show from New York, […]

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Seattle Slew’s Trainer Hopes American Pharoah Joins ‘Triple Crown Club’

At age 75, Billy Turner is certainly ‘one-of-a-kind’. As Bob Ehalt writes in his latest column for, Turner is the “only person on Earth who can say he has trained a Triple Crown winner.” Turner trained the mighty Seattle Slew, who captured the Triple Crown in 1977. The colt remains the only horse to […]

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Training For The Triple Crown: An Historical Perspective

Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, was scheduled to fly to Louisville, Ky., on Monday night to check in on the Zayat Stables’ homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile as he gears up to run for the Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes. Jockey Martin Garcia, who is typically aboard […]

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Winning Ride: KEEP Foundation Unveils New Seattle Slew License Plate

A new license plate option for Kentucky drivers has been unveiled by the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation.  The new license plate will feature a photo of the legendary Seattle Slew, and proceeds from the sale of each plate will support the organization’s grassroots funding program and educational activities.  Pre-orders for this license plate are […]

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Grade 2 Winner Williamstown Euthanized At 25

Graded-stakes winner Williamstown has died.The 25-year-old son of Seattle Slew was euthanized on February 25 due to complications caused by the neurological disease EPM. Williamstown had been pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY, since 2007. Michael Blowen, founder and president of Old Friends, made the announcement of his passing this […]

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Owner, Breeder, Agent Lossen Dies at 76

Well-known owner, breeder, and bloodstock agent Richard W. Lossen died this week at age 76, according to the Daily Racing Form. Lossen, who began his bloodstock career in the 1970s, at one time handled a portfolio of stallion shares that included Secretariat, Mr. Prospector, Seattle Slew, and Danzig. He was known for purchasing champion Turkoman for […]

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