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Can American Pharoah win the Triple Crown?

Jamie Rhodes USA TODAY Sports

Can American Pharoah become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978? American Pharoah will attempt to add the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 6 to his victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. 2015 Belmont Stakes times, TV channels (All times Eastern) Wednesday, June 3 11:15 a.m. Belmont Stakes post position draw ...

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2015 Kentucky Derby post position draws

Jamie Rhodes USA TODAY Sports

The 141st Kentucky Derby field is set and the opening positions for the race were announced with race favorite American Pharoah will start in post position 18. Here is the full post position draws with odds: Ocho Ocho Ocho (50-1) Carpe Diem (8-1) Materiality (12-1) Tencendur (30-1) Danzig Moon (30-1) Mubtaahij (20-1) El Kabier (30-1) Dortmund (3-1) Bolo (30-1) Firing ...

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Tonalist wins Belmont Stakes

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Your browser does not support iframes. Tonalist won the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the Triple Crown. Affrimed remains the last Triple Crown winner, having won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont in 1978. California Chrome finished in a dead heat for fourth. “I thought he was gaining ground, but ...

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California Chrome is 3-5 favorite for Belmont Stakes

California Chrome

California Chrome is the 3-5 early favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and will have a chance to become horse racing’s 12th Triple Crown champion. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will break from the No. 2 post on Saturday at Belmont Park. California Chrome will be listed No. 2 in the betting program, the same spot as 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat. ...

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Ryan Hunter-Reay wins first Indy 500

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Ryan Hunter-Reay became the first American since 2006 to win “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Hunter-Reay passed Helio Castroneves in a thrilling final lap to win the 2014 Indianapolis 500. “I’m a proud American boy, that’s for sure,” Hunter-Reay said in Victory Lane before he was joined by his wife and son. “I’ve watched this race since I was sitting in ...

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California Chrome allowed to wear nasal strip at Belmont Stakes

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The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome will be allowed to wear a nasal strip during the Belmont Stakes. New York Racing Association steward Steve Lewandowski told ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards on Monday that California Chrome has been approved to wear the nasal strip during the 1½-mile race. California Chrome will now have a chance to become the sport’s ...

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California Chrome wins Preakness, but nasal strip could threaten Triple Crown bid

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California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and dug deep to win the Preakness on Saturday.  Now the chestnut colt faces the toughest test of all in three weeks, the Belmont Stakes. California Chrome will attempt to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, something that hasn’t been done since Affirmed in 1978. But trainer Art Sherman says California Chrome might not ...

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California Chrome wins 140th Kentucky Derby

Kentucky Derby

Your browser does not support iframes. California Chrome, ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, won the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Art Sherman became the oldest trainer to win the Derby at 77. “It’s been a long haul,” Sherman said, smiling. “I’m just the same old Art Sherman, except ...

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Kentucky Derby favorite: California Chrome

Kentucky Derby

California Chrome is the 2-1 favorite to win today’s 140th running of the Kentucky Derby. California Chrome won’t have to run in muddy slop at Churchill Downs as the Weather Channel is forecasting mostly sunny skies today with a high of 73 degrees and a 10 percent chance of rain. The Derby post time is 6:24 p.m. ET. NBC Sports’ ...

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Kentucky Derby field reduced to 19 horses

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby field for Saturday’s 140th running has been reduced to 19 horses after the owners of Pablo Del Monte decided to pass on the race. The owners will instead focus on the May 17 Preakness. Pablo Del Monte would have had to start from the far outside post in a field of 20. BREAKING NEWS: AE #21 Pablo Del Monte ...

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