horse racing


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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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 […]


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American Pharoah arrives in New York for Triple Crown try

American Pharoah arrived in New York on Tuesday to begin final preparations for this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. NOTE: Listen to […]


Kentucky Derby hopeful Dortmund gallops under exercise rider Dana Barnes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)

Bob Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah was made the early 5-2 favorite Wednesday for the 141st Kentucky Derby, with Dortmund the second choice in the full field of 20 horses, giving trainer Bob Baffert the top two choices on […]


In this photo released by EQUI-PHOTO, Preakness Stakes contender Itsmyluckyday with jockey Elvis Trujillo in the saddle works 1/2 mile in 47 1/5 between the third and fourth races at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J., on Sunday May 12, 2013. (AP Photo/EQUI-PHOTO, Bill Denver)

New Jersey track may start sports betting Sunday

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — One horse racing track said it hopes to begin taking sports bets on Sunday, less than a week after the state government announced that such enterprises would no longer be illegal […]