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Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (G...

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Wondered what happened to her...http://www.drf.com/news/i%25E2%2580%2599ll-have-another%25E2%2580%2599s-first-yearlings-offered-japan-select-sale
*Bred in Kentucky, my sire earned an important victory in the state of Illinois. *Unraced at two, I began my career in New York early in my sophomore season.Read More
Gary Young has been on American Pharoah’s bandwagon from the get-go, and with a Triple Crown in close proximity, the private clocker isn’t about to bail out now.Read More
  • douglas rutherford via Disqus · Gary Young : Enjoy your column : I take in alot of input thru what you do as well as other Clockers from other tracks : When there are as many Clockers saying the same thing about ( 1 ) colt : Thats a huge advantage : not just thru luck : I have been on the AP band wagon myself since the beginning : American Pharoah / Carpe Diem / Keen Ice were actually my SOLID colts from ( Last Year ) going into the 2015 season : By the grace of GOD , they have all made it to the final dance of the TEST OF CHAMPIONS race Belmont Stakes ! I am still a believer in Keen Ice to make the Superfecta : Its about a 90% GIFT that it will happen : I give Keen Ice a huge advantage over abunch of these MAYBES ( Boys vs Men ) ! I agree 100% with you about American Pharoah winning the TC : In my opinion , its not a question will he : But By How Far : Your a Clocker : you know the talk from the horseman : Its going to be one heck of a show watching AP open up on this field when they turn for home , and the announcer can hardly talk after losing his voice from Excitement : Gary : enjoy the BEST colt we will ever see I believe in our time : American Pharoah was given a perfect nickname ( FREAK ) . . . · 1 day ago
  • Paige Wheat via Disqus · As a slow Derby winner and a very slow Preakness winner I would not complain about AP. As they say, time only counts in jail. What makes me feel that he is not a deserving TC winner and hopefully will not be one, is that he has had no challenges on the trail and has had everything his own way. He gets the benefit of his stablemate running the slowest fractions in a long time in the Derby, so naturally he had plenty left. In the Preakness, he gets a downpour and he was the only one who ever experienced a wet track. The track was wet fast as shown by the early fractions and yet he comes home in plow horse fashion. Again, his stablemate could have challenged him for the lead as he has been equally fast. Look at the Santa Anita Derby, but although he broke out of the gate the fastest AP was allowed to grab the lead. I believe if Garcia had Dortmund's best chances in mind, he would have fought for the lead. But, being AP's exercise rider and a team player, maybe he was not about to try. I do not think AP can handle the Belmont distance and I will be hoping to see him passed by three or four others in that long, long race. What we need more than a Triple Crown Winner, is a worthy Triple Crown Winner. · 47 minutes ago
Moreno should romp in this!
  • Sullivan · Might be able to make a play if the pace turns up whacky · 1 day ago
  • SSilence86 via Disqus · Should. I also like Hard Aces & Big Cazanova · 5 hours ago
Sorry to the fool who don't think Materiality will get that mile and ahalf in the Belmont just look at him when they hit the quarter pole in the Derby dead last and came flying to get 6 after a bad start, Your a FOOL to think he cant win the Belmont or get second to AP
Mr. Rutherford, This race is Materiality-AP...nothing else...good luck to you.
We all know Bayern is best when he is loose on the lead. That won't happen in the Met Mile, Private Zone is the speed of the speed in there and would make Bayern work hard and he still may not catch him. A mile and eighth in the Stephen Foster is well within Bayern's reach and the fractions won't be anywhere near as demanding. This Met Mile even without Palice Malice in there has come up exceedingly tough. Of the two races, the S F is a much softer landing place for Bayern. I think what Baffert is saying here is "If Private Zone scratches out, we will run in the Met Mile."
Really can't wait to see him back on the track again. His B C Juvenile was electric.
Sweet Whiskey worked 4f today, May 27th, in 48:09 (b). It was the fastest of 20 works at that distance.
Beholder worked 6f today, May 27th, in 1:11:20 (h). It was the fastest of 10 works at that distance.
Winning Prize worked 4f today, May 27th, in 48:40 (h). It was fifteenth fastest of 41 works at that distance.
East Hall draws number 4 and My Point Exactly Draws number 9. Good draw, Love the odds..
Catch a Flight worked 4f today, May 27th, in 49:80 (h). It was the twenty-ninth fastest of 41 works at that distance.
Keen Pauline worked 4f today, May 27th, in 49:40 (b). It was the fifteenth fastest of 36 works at that distance.
La Verdad worked 5f today, May 27th, in 1:00:40 (b). It was the fastest of 5 works at that distance.
Mubtaahij worked 3f today, May 27th, in 38:05 (b). It was the fifth fastest of 7 works at that distance.
Dads Cap worked 5f today, May 27th, in 1:01:21 (b). It was the fastest of 8 works at that distance.
Rumored to be the most expensive 3YO in Aidan O'Brien's yard at Ballydoyle in Ireland, Sir Isaac Newton(bought at auction for $3.6 Million Guineas) breaks his maiden on the 3rd time of asking today at Gowran Park in Ireland. He was a 1-6 beaten favorite when finishing 2nd last month in a maiden stakes at Chester in the UK during the Chester Oaks/Chester Vase meeting. Sir Isaac Newton is currently 1 of 18 still entered in Sunday's G1 Prix Du Jockey Cub at Chantilly, but whether O'Brien actually still intends to run him in the French Derby coming out of a 7f Gowran maiden race is anyone's guess?
Wesley Ward tells DRF's Marcus Hersh that barring late defections, he plans to send 13 horses for eight Ascot stakes, easily the largest group he's sent for the races there, and he'll be in action four of the five days of the Royal meet. Some of the horses are based at Arlington, others at Keeneland, but all of them will converge on Indianapolis on June 10 to fly directly to England. The 13 horses in order and race day are the following: Tuesday, June 10: Finnegan - Coventry Stakes; Acapulco & Ruby Notion- Windsor Castle Stakes Wednesday: Luck of the Kitten - Jersey Stakes; Storied Tale & Bruised Orange - Queen Mary Stakes Friday: Hootenanny - Commonwealth Stakes; Back at the Ranch & Laxfield Road- Albany Stakes Saturday: Undrafted & Big Macher - Diamond Jubilee Stakes; Love the Kitten & Smarty Kitten - Chesham Stakes Hersh also reports Miss Temple City, winner of the Hilltop stakes on Preakness day at Pimlico, is also likely to run in the G1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot for trainer Graham Motion. According to DRF
BREAKING NEWS: Bob Baffert tells DRF's Marty McGee that he is now considering the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap for the next start for Bayern, Baffert says that the Met Mile is still a possible, so now it's 50/50 as which of these two races will be his next start. According to DRF
  • Easy Goer via Disqus · I know the met mile is coming up tough but I don't think he should go to churchill and at the shorter distance can help his chances. I assume the concern is private zone but Bayern is much better i think · 2 days ago
  • Pebbles via Disqus · He should be in the Met Mile. I know he has won (sort of with a DQ) at Churchill, but I believe there is much more for him to gain running in the Met Mile instead of the Stephen Foster. If he loses the Met Mile there are more excuses I think than if he loses the Stephen Foster. It will be interesting to see what Kaleem Shah decides to do. So far, he has seemed to point his horses to the toughest races. The field in the Stephen Foster is not weak, but there are 4 other G1 winners in the Met Mile not including Honor Code vs. what 1 in the Stephen Foster? And heck, he is going to be there anyway with American Pharoah so why not? · 5 hours ago

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Which competitor is the biggest danger to American Pharoah's Triple Crown bid in the Belmont?

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  • War Story
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  • Carpe Diem
  • Keen Ice
  • Madefromlucky
  • Materiality
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