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Hero's Welcome, Police Escort For Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah's Return; To Parade During Stephen Foster
Fewer than 24 hours after his tour de force triumph in the Belmont Stakes that made him racing’s first Triple Crown winner since 1978, Zayat Stables LLC’s American Pharoah is back at Churchill Downs and resting in his familiar stall at Barn 33.
Zayat Stables LLC’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum!
Like Mother, Like Daughter: Kiss Moon Keeps Family Tradition Alive With Win In Old Forester Mint Julep
Kiss Moon rebounded from a disappointing run on Kentucky Derby Day to wear down favored I’m Already Sexy in the final yards and score a narrow nose victory on Saturday in Churchill Downs’ 39th running of the $100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Handicap (Grade III), a turf race the 4-year-old filly’s mother won in 2003.<
It’s back to the main track for Gallant Stables’ Majestic Harbor who looks to return to the winner’s circle in next Saturday’s $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI). Last time out, the 7-year-old veteran ran a well-beaten ninth in the Louisville Handicap (GIII) on May 23, his third start on turf.
As Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah attempts to make history as the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, some of Churchill Downs’ horsemen gave their expertise on whether or not the 3-year-old has what it takes. Here’s what they had to say:
Let's Play Two: Churchill Downs Offers Free Admission To Fans Presenting College Baseball Super Regional Tickets Or Ticket Stubs
Churchill Downs will again invite college baseball fans to “play two” when the track provides free weekend admission to its live racing programs on Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 to fans holding a ticket or ticket stub to the NCAA Baseball Super Regional to be played at the University of Louisville’s neighboring Jim Patterson Stadium.
Grade I Winner Personal Diary, Cardinal Winner Strike Charmer, Catalano Duo Head Field of 12 In Old Forester Mint Julep 'Cap
G. Watts Humphrey Jr. and St.
Donegal Racing’s Keen Ice put in his final work Tuesday at Churchill Downs before taking on Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah in Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) at Belmont Park.
Under cloudy skies, light rain and 58 degrees, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah completed his serious preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) with a five-furlong breeze over a Churchill Downs track rated “fast” in 1:00.20 with Martin Garcia in the saddle.
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 1/2 miles over the Churchill Downs main track Sunday morning with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez in the irons.