Victor Espinoza couldn’t wait to get off American Pharoah.
Two weeks after struggling but winning the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah ignored thunder, lightning, rain and the opposition and splashed his way to a seven-length victory in the Preakness
Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
American Pharoah won the Preakness by seven lengths in driving rain Saturday, keeping alive his Triple Crown bid.
Preakness officials are considering moving the Triple Crown race to Sunday, a switch that could come as soon as next year.
A water-main break around two miles from Pimlico Race Course has left the track short of water on Preakness Day.
Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes. Post time for the second leg of the Triple Crown is 6:18 p.m.
Coming up with a clever name for a thoroughbred can be a challenge — and not just creatively.
From a Kentucky horse farm to a sales ring in Saratoga to Bob Baffert’s barn at Santa Anita, American Pharoah gave every indication he’s a champion in the making.
Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah and stablemate Dortmund stretched their legs for the first time at Pimlico Race Course on Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s Preakness.