Triple Crown

Victor Espinoza

Triple Crown winner burned up last quarter-mile in Belmont

24.32 seconds. With a final quarter-mile dash to the finish even faster than Secretariat, American Pharoah ran into Triple Crown history with a dazzling display of speed and endurance in the Belmont Stakes. Triple Crown […]


American Pharoah

American Pharoah crosses finish line 1st at Belmont in bid to end 37-year Triple Crown drought

At long last, the Triple Crown drought is over. American Pharoah led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5 ½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years to sweep […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Jockey Ron Turcotte, left, aboard Secretariat

Secretariat’s jockey hopes American Pharaoh wins the Triple Crown

The Beast 980’s Ted Sobel spoke with Secretariat’s Hall of Fame Jockey Ron Turcotte about American Pharoah’s chances of being the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Turcotte, who is recovering from a recent […]


American Pharoah Horse Racing

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 […]