Kentucky Derby

Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes holds Triple Crown winner American Pharoah as they stand in the stable area at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Saturday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Pharoah Phestival as Triple Crown winner cruises in Haskell

OCEANPORT, N.J. — A slight nudge was all it took for American…

 

Fans take photos and greet Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in Arcadia, Calif. (Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP Photo)

Triple Crown stars still riding high two weeks after Belmont

The party’s still on for the first Triple Crown winner in 37…

 

Matt Slocum/APAmerican Pharoah nears the finish line at the Preakness on Saturday.

American Pharoah takes Preakness, closes on Crown

BALTIMORE — American Pharoah has Bob Baffert back in the Triple Crown…

 

Morry Gash/APVictor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs.

American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday,…

Morry Gash/APVictor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs.
Benoit Photo/AP PhotoDortmund

AP's Derby Top 10: Dortmund still No. 1, filly at No. 9

Dortmund is showing he's ready to race sooner than later — and…

Benoit Photo/AP PhotoDortmund
Danny Johnston/AP File PhotoIn this Feb. 22

Derby Top 10: Upstart No. 3 despite DQ in Fountain of Youth

A little bumping in Florida and a lot of rain in Arkansas…

Danny Johnston/AP File PhotoIn this Feb. 22
AP file photoCalifornia Chrome won the first two legs of the Triple Crown

If horses could dream, could Chrome have won Triple Crown?

It just does not seem logical that a pampered, well-fed, carefully vetted,…

AP file photoCalifornia Chrome won the first two legs of the Triple Crown
AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAssistant trainer Alan Sherman rubs Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome's nose during a walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore

California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

California Chrome beat out an idiosyncratic racing rule — by a nose.…

AP Photo/Patrick SemanskyAssistant trainer Alan Sherman rubs Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome's nose during a walk at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore
Matt Slocum/APCalifornia Chrome’s Triple Crown bid might be abandoned if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.

Nasal strip could clog Chrome’s Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE — California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New…

Matt Slocum/APCalifornia Chrome’s Triple Crown bid might be abandoned if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip in the Belmont Stakes.
Matt Slocum/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to a victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race on Saturday.

Derby winner California Chrome heads to Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Art Sherman has never had a big operation or…

Matt Slocum/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to a victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race on Saturday.
David J. Phillip/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday.

California Chrome breaks away for Kentucky Derby win

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of…

David J. Phillip/APVictor Espinoza rides California Chrome to victory during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

California Chrome made 5-2 Derby favorite

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — California Chrome was made the early 5-2 favorite for…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.

Hoppertunity out of Kentucky Derby with sore foot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Bob Baffert is down to one horse for the…

Courtesy photoOpen-water swimmer Jamie Patrick is preparing to try and swim 75 uninterrupted miles across Lake Michigan later this summer.
Associated PressOxbow

Oxbow vs. Orb in the cards at Belmont

Another year, another Triple Crown hopeful unable to come through. After Oxbow…

Associated PressOxbow
Associated PressJoel Rosario sits on Orb in the winners circle after winning the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday

Derby winner Orb prepares for Preakness run

Now that Shug McGaughey has won the Kentucky Derby, it’s time for…

Associated PressJoel Rosario sits on Orb in the winners circle after winning the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Saturday
Associated PressJockey Rudy Quevedo rides Kentucky Derby entrant Oxbow for a workout at Churchill Downs Thursday

Orb, Verrazano set to battle in wide-open Derby

Few sports fluctuate as much as horse racing and even fewer races…

Associated PressJockey Rudy Quevedo rides Kentucky Derby entrant Oxbow for a workout at Churchill Downs Thursday
Garry Jones/AP file photoThe Shug McGaughey-trained horse Orb has been made the early favorite to win the Kentucky Derby.

Orb installed as 7-2 favorite for Kentucky Derby

Orb has been made the early 7-2 favorite for the Kentucky Derby,…

Garry Jones/AP file photoThe Shug McGaughey-trained horse Orb has been made the early favorite to win the Kentucky Derby.
Kevin Krigger

O’Neill, Krigger chase Derby history together

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A little known jockey and a lightly regarded horse pulled…

Kevin Krigger