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New appreciation for American Pharoah emerges in defeat
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New appreciation for American Pharoah emerges in defeat

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
American Pharoah always made everything look so easy.
Now, nothing is easy.
 
Betting against American Pharoah one more time
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Betting against American Pharoah one more time

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
I’ll apologize in advance to the connections of Texas Red.
 
Travers: In the name of a good bet
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Travers: In the name of a good bet

Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015
On Aug. 17, 1974, John Gerbas Jr. was a 27-year-old Minnesotan who flew executive jets for a living.
 
Pharoah wouldn't let Baffert pull plug on Travers
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Pharoah wouldn't let Baffert pull plug on Travers

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
To everyone who wanted American Pharoah to run in the Travers: You’re welcome.
 
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Long ride for Lukas continues

Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015
So here’s the secret to longevity, D. Wayne Lukas-style.
 
Old Alabama program opens window to past
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Old Alabama program opens window to past

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
Buried treasure doesn’t have to be stored in a heavy wooden chest.
 
My gut feeling? Pharoah won't run in Travers
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My gut feeling? Pharoah won't run in Travers

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015
He’s not coming.
If I’m wrong, it won’t be the first time, and it won’t be the last.
 
Jerkens remembered at Saratoga
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Jerkens remembered at Saratoga

Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015
There are new fences and signs up all over the place.
 
Rooting for a closer a nerve-wracking experience
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Rooting for a closer a nerve-wracking experience

Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
The distance of the Whitney Handicap is 5,940 feet long.
When Liam’s Map was 2,640 feet into it, Honor Code was a whopping 154 feet behind him and in last place of nine horses.
 
Olympic gold medalist Moses taking on a new challenge
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Olympic gold medalist Moses taking on a new challenge

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
What does Edwin Moses know about horse racing?
Zilch. And he’ll be the first to tell you that.
 
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Travers' Triple Crown rarities

Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015
A reader left a voice mail wondering about Travers participation of the Triple Crown runners, correctly pointing out that Whirlaway was the only one of the first 11 to have won it.
 
Pletcher's Liam's Map could be sitting on a big race
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Pletcher's Liam's Map could be sitting on a big race

Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015
The beauty of the Whitney field is that you can support any of a variety of horses and convince yourself that you know what you’re doing.
 
'Pharoah to Travers' debate picking up steam
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'Pharoah to Travers' debate picking up steam

Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015
American Pharoah will tell trainer Bob Baffert.
Then Bob Baffert will tell us.
 
Team Pharoah is going to keep everyone guessing about Travers
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Team Pharoah is going to keep everyone guessing about Travers

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
It’s like dissecting a frog from the taxidermy shop.
The post-Haskell press conference took the better part of a half-hour, and if you cut it open and pick it apart looking for something visceral regarding American Pharoah’s future, you come up empty.
 
Jockeys' lives can change in blink of an eye
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Jockeys' lives can change in blink of an eye

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015
It happened at the quarter pole in 2009.
“It was kind of tough to see,” former jockey Michael Straight said of the videotape. “I fell. That’s all that goes through my mind.”
 
 

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