horse racing

American Pharoah #4 with Victor Espinoza riding

Triple Crown winner jetting home to California after Haskell

American Pharoah is on the road again. The Triple Crown winner is headed home to California the morning after a 2 1/4-length victory in the $1.75 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey on […]

08/03/2015

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Bob Baffert on American Pharoah: “He knows he’s the man, when he runs he likes to dominate”

The Beast 980’s Ted Sobel sat down with American Pharoah’s trainer Bob Baffert Sunday morning to talk about the full experience of winning the Triple Crown and what’s next for his special horse. LISTEN TO THE […]

07/06/2015

American Pharoah, Bob Baffert

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah jogs at Churchill Downs

American Pharoah looked strong and fresh in his first exercise as a Triple Crown champion before meeting a veterinarian who has seen six of his brethren. After several days of walking around Hall of Fame […]

06/13/2015

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Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte talks about American Pharoah’s future

The Beast 980 reporter Ted Sobel talked with Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, who is recovering from a recent auto accident and who won the Triple Crown on Secretariat in 1973, about what could be next […]

06/12/2015

Ted Sobel, Bob Baffert

Bob Baffert: The definition of a great horse is the whole world telling you that he’s a great horse

The Beast 980 “super reporter” Ted Sobel was on the field at Dodger Stadium with Hall of Fame horse trainer Bob Baffert prior to Baffert throwing out the first pitch on June 9. Baffert trained Triple Crown […]

06/10/2015

American Pharoah gets a bath

Yay or neigh: Would a Triple Crown help or hurt racing?

Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday? If it does, and American Pharoah becomes the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, it may not be enough to help […]

06/06/2015

Jockey Victor Espinoza, celebrates aboard American Pharoah

Triple Crown should remain toughest feat in sports

Imagine Usain Bolt having to beat a bunch of well-rested runners in every heat to capture an Olympic gold medal. Or Serena Williams competing in the French Open final against a rival who didn’t bother […]

06/05/2015

American Pharoah, gets a kiss from his owner, Ahmed Zayat

5 things to know for the 147th Belmont Stakes

The Triple Crown trail ends with the Belmont Stakes, and it’s finished in heartbreak for 13 horses whose Triple tries were foiled since 1979. That year Spectacular Bid stepped on a safety pin in his […]

06/05/2015

Trainer Bob Baffert and his son Bode watch as Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah is bathed after a workout at Belmont Park, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. American Pharoah will try for a Triple Crown when he runs in Saturday's 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

American Pharaoh’s trainer Bob Baffert wants a Triple Crown

Bob Baffert is a Hall of Fame race horse trainer based out of Santa Anita Park and he joined Fred Roggin just two days before his American Pharoah looks to win the first Triple Crown […]

06/04/2015

American Pharoah

Distance, rivals challenge American Pharoah’s Triple try

All that separates American Pharoah from ending the longest drought in horse racing history — 37 years without a Triple Crown winner — is 1½ miles and seven rivals determined to make him earn a […]

06/04/2015

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