Ahmed Zayat: American Pharoah to continue racing

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The storybook ride of the 2015 Thoroughbred racing season is going to go on for at least one more chapter.

After days of discussion regarding the future of American Pharoah in the wake of his runner-up finish in the Grade I Travers Stakes at Saratoga last Saturday, it was announced Thursday that the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years will ...Read more

Justin Wilson remains in a coma as prayers continue

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- All of IndyCar continues to send its prayers to Justin Wilson as the England-born driver continues to fight for his life at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest in Salisbury Township, Pa.

IndyCar issued an update early Monday afternoon saying that the 37-year-old Andretti Autosport driver remains in critical condition after ...Read more

Preakness will remain on NBC under 7-year deal

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The Preakness will be broadcast on NBC for another seven years after the network announced a contract extension with the Maryland Jockey Club on Monday.

NBC had already reached contract extensions to broadcast the other two races in the Triple Crown -- a 10-year deal for the Kentucky Derby and a seven-year deal for the Belmont Stakes.

"This ...Read more

Heavily favored American Pharoah poised to add to Triple Crown legacy

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Since the evening of June 6, Justin Zayat can barely have a conversation that doesn't eventually invoke the name of his family's homebred colt.

When his girlfriend inquires how his day is going, the 23-year-old racing and stallion manager for Zayat Stables laughs that he often responds with a comment about how great "Pharoah" trained that day. ...Read more

Bizarre drug case unfolds at Canterbury Park after trace of meth found in horse

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Kellyn Gorder is a well-regarded thoroughbred trainer. Bourbon Warfare won a maiden race for him at Churchill Downs on Nov. 22, 2014. The horse was drug tested and came back for a trace of methamphetamine.

"Trace" should be taken literally. A picogram is one-trillionth of a gram. Split samples are taken in drug testing of racehorses. Bourbon ...Read more