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8hJeremy Balan

Effinex wins Suburban

8hJeremy Balan

Effinex wins Suburban

Effinex went eye-to-eye with two-time Grade 1 winner Tonalist in the stretch and won the $500,000 Suburban Handicap by a head bob.

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8hClaire 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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8hClaire 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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8hJeremy Balan

Speightster stays undefeated

Speightster stayed unbeaten in style, besting Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red by 2-1/2 lengths in the $500,000 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park.

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1dJeremy Balan

Jockeys fined for whip violations at Los Alamitos

Upon review, the Los Alamitos Race Course stewards determined there were violations under California's new whip rule July 2, the first day of racing featuring the new mandate.

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1dJeremy Balan

Got Lucky surges to win

Got Lucky turned the tables on rival Stiffed in emphatic fashion on Friday, pouncing first and pulling away to win by 5-1/2 lengths in the $150,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park.

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2dBob 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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3dDarren 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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8dGary 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.

20dJay 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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27dJay 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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