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Horse Racing Tops 2015 Sports Stories

December 27, 2015:

The Associated Press named American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown sweep the “Sports Story of the Year” as determined by a vote of U.S. editors and news directors on Thursday, Dec. 24....read on

Williams Wins Award, Not ‘Pharoah’

December 14, 2015:

American Pharoah won Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown. He also won the Sports Illustrated web poll for the publication’s Sportsman of the Year Award. It was announced on Monday (Dec. 14) that the historical runner was not selected as the winner of the SI award....read on

'Innovation' Symposium's Buzz Word

December 8, 2015:

Innovation is the theme of the 42nd annual Symposium on Racing & Gaming in Tucson and the two-day program got off to a lively start on Tuesday morning with a whirlwind of new ideas for attendees to contemplate....read on

A Horse As Sportsman Of The Year?

November 18, 2015:

When pacer Somebeachsomewhere was touted as a candidate for the Lou Marsh Award as Canada's male athlete of the year, the committee determined that a horse did not fit their criteria. Credit Sports Illustrated for not viewing their Sportsman of the Year Award in the same light, and listing Triple Crown winner American Pharoah as one of its finalists....read on

Historic Ending For American Pharoah

November 1, 2015:

Racing fans could not be blamed if they were asking what took so long after a spectacular renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s history-making win in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, in its inaugural homecoming to iconic Keeneland Race Course, in the heart of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky....read on

In Recognition Of The Big Horse

October 4, 2015:

"When the next Somebeachsomewhere or American Pharoah comes calling, will harness racing be able to keep him racing?"....read on

Jockey Fined $15K For Wearing Logos

September 1, 2015:

The New York State Gaming Commission has slapped American Pharoah’s jockey, Victor Espinoza, with a $15,000 fine for having worn promotional branding on his racing silks and boots during the $1.6-million Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday, August 29....read on

American Pharoah Wins Again

August 2, 2015:

Total domination! With a record Monmouth Park crowd lustily cheering him on, Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah cruised to his eighth straight victory Sunday, winning the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (Grade 1) by any margin his rider pleased....read on

American Pharoah Charms Racing

June 12, 2015:

This past weekend, American Pharoah captivated audiences from coast to coast as he won the Belmont Stakes and became thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown champion in 37 years. The historic sports moment is one that both die hard and casual horse racing fans alike will recall for years to come, including many of harness racing's participants....read on

Lizzi Captures Triple Crown Glory

June 8, 2015:

While American Pharoah hasn’t visited Yonkers Raceway -- yet -- Yonkers Raceway visited American Pharoah....read on

Two Mega-Bet Winners At Hoosier Park

June 7, 2015:

History was made as American Pharoah crossed the finish line in the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years on Saturday, June 6. Thousands walked in to Hoosier Park Racing & Casino to watch and wager on the 2015 edition of the Belmont Stakes, but it was Bill Ditto and Phil Coburn that walked out with the thousands, $1,750 to be exact....read on

American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown

June 6, 2015:

American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought by winning the Belmont Stakes on Saturday afternoon and thus becoming thoroughbred racing's first Triple Crown winner since 1978....read on

Belmont Stakes Drawn

June 3, 2015:

American Pharoah has drawn Post 5 and has been installed as the 3-5 early favourite to win Saturday’s 147th edition of the Belmont Stakes....read on

Victor Espinoza To Appear At Pocono

May 23, 2015:

Triple Crown fever is striking everywhere, and anticipation is high for American Pharoah’s bid on Saturday, June 6 with the 147th Belmont Stakes....read on

American Pharoah Wins Preakness

May 16, 2015:

Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah romped over the sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course to register a seven-length victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes (G1), earning an opportunity to make a bid for a Triple Crown sweep in three weeks....read on


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