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Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby/Preakness/Belmont)

Discussion in 'Other OSU and Professional Sports' started by ScriptOhio, May 17, 2015.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    American Pharoah claims Preakness Stakes crown

    American Pharoah pulled away from the field in a muddy Preakness Stakes finish to claim his second consecutive win. American Pharoah is just the 23rd horse in the history of the Triple Crown to win the first two legs at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

    He is also just the third horse in the last 50 years to win the Preakness from the No. 1 post position, the first since 1994.

    "I always told everybody American Pharoah would show up today," owner Ahmed Zayat said, drenched after his trip to the winner's circle. "Indeed he did. He is the real deal."

    It's the third time in the last four years a horse has won the first two legs of the Triple Crown.

    He will go for the Triple Crown win on June 6th at the Belmont Stakes. No horse has won all three races of the Triple Crown since 1978 when Affirmed completed the feat.

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    Brennan: With American Pharoah 'we could be talking about history' at Belmont

    The horse racing gods were saying it was not meant to be. That had to be what the torrential rain and the wind and the lightning meant Saturday evening at the Preakness.

    Not this year. Not you American Pharoah. No way.

    Just 15 minutes before the Kentucky Derby winner was to embark on the second leg of a possible Triple Crown, a thunderstorm with all its fury swept directly over the top of Pimlico Race Course. The timing couldn't have been worse. The message was unmistakable. Poor horse racing. It just can't get a break.

    But then it did. Turns out this message of doom and gloom was completely lost on the one living creature to whom it mattered most. American Pharoah ran right through it – the downpour, the mud, the doubts -- charging to the lead from almost the very beginning and never giving it back, winning the shortest of the Triple Crown races by a stunning seven lengths.

    Here we go again, America. For the 14th time since Affirmed won the last Triple Crown in 1978, and the third time in the last four years, a horse is two-thirds of the way to winning his sport's greatest prize. Could this maybe, possibly, finally be the one?

    "Sport without a star is not a sport," owner Ahmed Zayat said after the race. "The sign of a good horse is whatever is thrown in his face, he'll find a way to win. Now, God willing, he comes out of this race well, and we could be talking about history."

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    Can American Pharoah win the Belmont too?
  2. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    American Pharoah's biggest payday won't be on a race track, even if he wins at Belmont and takes the Triple Crown.

    The big money will come from the stud fees that his owners are almost certain to collect.

    The thoroughbred has already won $2 million at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and he'll collect an $800,000 prize if he also takes the Belmont Stakes on June 6.

    But American Pharoah could collect between $60,000 and $75,000 for every foal, even if he doesn't win at Belmont, according to Evan Hammonds, executive editor of BloodHorse, the trade publication that covers the horse breeding industry.

    If Pharoah does win Belmont, he'll become the first horse in 37 year to capture the Triple Crown. In that case, his owners may try to get $100,000, Hammonds added.

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  3. matcar

    matcar Mostly banned

    $75,000 for having sex. Not a bad way to make a living
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  5. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    I think the fix is in
  6. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

    which way, so I can get a bet in
  7. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    On him winning the TC...I find it almost amusing that the supposed second best horse is also a Baffert horse...if you rewatch the Preakness, they were neck and neck around the far turn before he mysteriously pulls up the middle and pushes the competitors outside, clearing the rail for AP to coast in. I expect something similar.
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  9. BuckeyeNation27

    BuckeyeNation27 Goal Goal USA! Staff Member

    To be fair, Baffert owns every horse.
  10. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

    Did it!!!
  11. Bucklion

    Bucklion Throwback Staff Member

    Can't say he didn't earn it, he won it going away. I hope the whiny fuck that owned California Chrome was watching. Only took one year, dickhead.
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  12. Bucknut24

    Bucknut24 Trolololol

  13. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    The Burger King has been getting around. A month ago he was in Mayweather's corner, now he's in Baffert's entourage.

  14. Saw31

    Saw31 High Seas Rogue

    It feels pretty cool witnessing one of the rarest accomplishments in sports. We've watched horse after horse lose their Triple Crown immortality at the Belmont over the years. I started wondering if it had become impossible to win the Triple Crown...
  15. AKAK

    AKAK Mayor of Turkey Balls Falls Staff Member Bookie

    Yeah. In complete command.

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