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With American Pharoah competing in Saturday's Travers S. (G1) at Saratoga, we thought our readers would relish a photoblog of the Triple Crown champion before, during and after the event. Enjoy! FRIDAY All lined up and waiting for the champ to arrive (NYRA/Adam Coglianese/Susie Raisher) Smokey...|
Runhappy had dominated in three of his four lifetime starts prior to the King’s Bishop S. (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday, but because his last two races came at Ellis Park and Indiana Grand the bay colt was overlooked at 11-1 on Travers Day. That proved a costly mistake. Runhappy took command soon...|
Unbridled Forever rallied from last in Saturday’s $500,000 Ballerina S. (G1) at Saratoga to take the seven-furlong contest by a length under jockey John Velazquez. An early contender for the 2014 Kentucky Oaks (G1), Unbridled Forever tailed off a bit at the end of last season, finishing fifth in...|
Sheer Drama entered Saturday’s Personal Ensign S. (G1) off a nice two-length score in the Delaware H. (G1) and proceeded to make it two Grade 1 wins in a row with a gusty victory in the Saratoga contest. Regular jockey Joe Bravo allowed Sheer Drama to settle into a stalking spot just behind...|
The most incredible thing to me about the build up of Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah running in the Travers Stakes is not the hoopla surrounding Pharoahtoga—the mainstream media coverage, the 15,000 to watch a workout, Joe Drape actually writing something good about racing. All of that is...|
Untapable, last year’s Eclipse Champion 3 year old filly, has had tough time duplicating her 2014 form during this season. After such a dominating year that saw her win four grade ones, including the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and Kentucky Oaks, hopes were high that she would continue that success over...|
by LAURA PUGH After weeks of waiting, listening with our ears wide open, sitting on the edge of our seats, the hope has now officially become a reality as today is Travers Day when American Pharoah will march to post! Nobody needs to tell me how electric the atmosphere will be, after having been...|