Horse Racing

American Pharoah poised for Triple Crown bid

May 17, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert covered many topics on the morning after saddling American Pharoah for a dominating victory in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course – a triumph that moved him into position to bid for a sweep the Triple Crown. American Pharoah was Baffert’s sixth Preakness […]

Baffert, Espinoza speak about American Pharoah’s victory

May 17, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE Winning trainer Bob Baffert (American Pharoah): “What a day for Baltimore. They really needed this after all they’ve been through. I’m really happy for them. I just love coming here.” “He’s just an amazing horse. Everyone talks about the greatness and it’s just starting to show now. To me, they have to prove […]

Attendance record set for 140th Preakness

May 17, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – A record crowd of 131,680 fans watched American Pharoah win the 140th Preakness Stakes Saturday afternoon at Pimlico Race Course setting the stage for him to try and become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. The record crowd surpassed the previous record set last year of 123,469. Total […]

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American Pharoah dominates 140th Preakness in driving rain

May 16, 2015 | WNST Staff

Black-Eyed Susan handle tops $18 million

May 16, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that the total handle for Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day was $18.488 million, the highest total handle on Black-Eyed Susan Day in 10 years and topping last year’s handle of $11.346 million by 63 percent. The $18.488 million total handle also topped 2013’s total handle of […]

Keen Pauline wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

May 16, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BLACK-EYED SUSAN QUOTES Assistant Tammy Fox to winning trainer Dale Romans (Keen Pauline): “Dale took his time with her in Florida. She had a couple of months off. She came back for the Keeneland race and it set her up perfect for this race here. Yesterday, when I galloped her over this surface, […]

Zayat living dream with American Pharoah

May 15, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – With his obligations as a student at New York University completed, Justin Zayat, racing manager for Zayat Stables, spent Friday morning at Pimlico Race Course checking up on his family’s Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, American Pharoah. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert sent American Pharoah and his stablemate, Kaleem Shah’s Dortmund, […]

Baffert on American Pharoah: “He just floats over the track”

May 14, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – After watching Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and third-place finisher Dortmund gallop over the track at Pimlico for the first time Thursday morning in preparation for Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), trainer Bob Baffert said that he liked what he saw. It was a cool morning with […]

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Derby winner American Pharoah ready for Saturday’s Preakness

May 14, 2015 | WNST Staff

PRESS RELEASE BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah is set to take the second step along the Triple Crown trail in Saturday’s 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Zayat Stable’s homebred headlines the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown’s eight-horse field that includes the top three Derby finishers. Trainer Bob Baffert is gearing […]

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American Pharoah 4-5 favorite, but draws No. 1 post position

May 14, 2015 | WNST Staff

BALTIMORE – Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Zayat Stables’ homebred colt headlines an eight-horse field entered Wednesday for the $1.5 million Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Pioneeerof […]