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19hBob Ehalt

Ehalt: The American Pharoah factor

Four weeks after American Pharoah's coronation as the sport's first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, some future plans lacked the usual clarity.

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5hRon Mitchell

American Pharoah works half-mile at Santa Anita

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah continued to prep for the William Hill Haskell Invitational with a half-mile work in :47 3/5 seconds Monday at Santa Anita.

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21hJeremy Balan

'Kitten' big in U.N. win

Big Blue Kitten surged late to win his second edition of the $500,000 United Nations Stakes Sunday at Monmouth Park.

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2dClaire Novak

'Force' takes Belmont Derby

Force the Pass delivered a career-best performance Saturday in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby, making a powerful rail-skimming move heading into the far turn.

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2dClaire Novak

Lady Eli stays unbeaten

Lady Eli preserved her perfect record and dazzled in the $1 million Belmont Oaks, collecting the second Grade 1 stakes score of her career in dominant fashion at Belmont Park.

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No Substitute for Being There?

Paul Roberts, co-author of "Race Course Architecture," on whether it's worth tracks upgrading facilities to increase attendance. Plus, NBC's Randy Moss on American Pharoah

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4dBob Ehalt

Haskell next up for Triple Crown champion

Owner Ahmed Zayat has told ESPN.com that the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Aug. 2 will be the setting for the Triple Crown winner's next race.

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4dDarren Rovell

American Pharoah stud fee could be historic

American Pharoah's owner told ESPN.com that interest in the horse's breeding has been so great around the world that it could draw near-historic prices for a first-year stallion.

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10dGary West

West: Baffert, Pharoah saved Triple Crown

Trainer Bob Baffert couldn't have anticipated this, but he has become the face of the sport, its ambassador to popular culture, and American Pharoah has become its cover boy.

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Video: Race Call College

In The Gate host Barry Abrams takes a race-calling seminar given by former New York track announcer Tom Durkin. Abrams then tries calling a live horse race.

21dJay Cronley

Cronley: Think small

Between the Triple Crown season and Breeder's Cup Halloween weekend, it's back to the sticks for most of the racing.

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28dJay Cronley

Cronley: Favorite Triple Crown lessons

The goal of horse race handicapping is to pick winners. Oftentimes the best horse in a top-level race is the favorite.

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