Stories by Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, June 26, 2015

Anticipation already building for American Pharoah's finale

The Breeders' Cup is just about four months away, and if Triple Crown winner American Pharoah shows up for the $5 million Classic as planned, the race could turn into one of the biggest ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, June 5, 2015

Triple Crown is on the line today for American Pharoah

NEW YORK - Will the long, long wait finally end in the Belmont Stakes today? If it does, it may not be enough to help the troubled sport of horse racing stay relevant.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

American Pharoah's owner consumed with being the best

NEW YORK - From buildings to beer to breeding, when Ahmed Zayat becomes involved in business, he's going for the gusto. No glass half empty for him. He's all in, all the time, consumed at being ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, May 29, 2015

Uniform drug standards sought in horse racing

NEW YORK - A New York congressman plans to introduce a federal bill establishing uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Many Triple Crown bids have left lasting memories

NEW YORK - Funny how a 1 1/2-mile race - the farthest distance most horses will ever run - can be decided by a head, neck or nose, or by 8, 25 or even 31 lengths.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Colt gives Baffert another chance at a Triple Crown

BALTIMORE - American Pharoah wins on dry tracks, wet tracks, any tracks.  What kind of track surface would Bob Baffert prefer for the Belmont Stakes on June 6? “ I want the same track ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, May 16, 2015

American Pharoah wins Preakness

BALTIMORE - American Pharoah won the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes by seven lengths in driving rain on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Friday, May 15, 2015

American Pharoah's owner expects to see colt's 'sheer brilliance'

BALTIMORE - American Pharoah goes for the second leg of the Triple Crown today.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Owner saw something special in American Pharoah

BALTIMORE - 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. So what if part of ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

American Pharoah draws rail for Preakness

BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah was made the 4-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Preakness and will attempt to win it from the unfavorable No. 1 post to set up a Triple ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Baffert, American Pharoah ready for Preakness

Now comes the easy part for American Pharoah - the Preakness Stakes. At least that's the way Bob Baffert sizes up the next race on the Triple Crown trail.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dortmund has slight edge over American Pharoah in Kentucky Derby

Take your pick: Dortmund, American Pharoah or American Pharoah, Dortmund. Both are beyond worthy favorites for the Kentucky Derby in less than three weeks. And who knows? By post time they could ...
By Richard Rosenblatt

Thursday, April 9, 2015

After close calls, owner believes he has Derby winner

Three times, horses owned by Ahmed Zayat finished second in the Kentucky Derby. Zayat truly believes he has the winner this year in American Pharoah.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Colt who has excelled in Dubai on the move

Three-year-old colt Mubtaahij ran away with the UAE Derby over the weekend and into the No. 8 spot in the AP's latest Run to the Roses top 10 rankings.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

New Derby contender emerges

Look out Dortmund, Firing Line might be running head to head with you again on Derby Day.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

American Pharoah riding high; Texas Red off Derby trail

A win in Arkansas and a workout in California created a little shuffling on the Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders. American Pharoah is up to No. 3, Texas Red is out.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Unbeaten Dortmund solidifies hold on top spot

Unbeaten Dortmund delivered a powerful victory in the San Felipe over the weekend, solidifying his No. 1 ranking in the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 Kentucky Derby contenders.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dortmund is No. 1, filly No. 9 in AP's Run for the Roses

Dortmund is showing he's ready to race sooner than later - and trainer Bob Baffert isn't about to slow him down.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Developments create shuffling in Derby contenders list

A little bumping in Florida and a lot of rain in Arkansas created some shuffling in the AP's latest Run to the Roses Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders.
By Richard Rosenblatt

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Baffert's Dortmund tops Derby contenders list

With just over 10 weeks to go before Derby Day, The Associated Press begins its weekly Run to the Roses list of Top 10 contenders. Bob Baffert's Dortmund gets the nod at No. 1.
By Richard Rosenblatt
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