Triple Crown

War of Will
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Andrew Kramer
May 19, 2019 - 10:06 am
BALTIMORE (AP/KYW Newsradio) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-...
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Smarty Jones
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Mike DeNardo
May 01, 2019 - 4:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time since his Triple Crown run 15 years ago, Smarty Jones is returning to Parx Racing in Bensalem. Labor Day doubles as Smarty Jones Day at Parx, and this Labor Day, Smarty will be there in the flesh. Since falling just short of the 2004 Triple Crown,...
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A baby horse born on a Chester County farm earlier this month has a lot of people betting on his bright future.
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John McDevitt
March 27, 2019 - 8:32 pm
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A baby horse born on a Chester County farm earlier this month has a lot of people betting on his bright future. There are about 80 adult Thoroughbreds and their offspring on the nearly 100-acre Walnut Green Farm in Kennett Square. But there is one colt born on...
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In this Nov. 9, 2005, file photo, President Bush awards baseball legend Frank Robinson the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
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February 08, 2019 - 7:54 am
By David Ginsburg and Ben Walker, AP Sports Writers Crowding the plate, fearsome and fearless, Frank Robinson hammered his way into the Hall of Fame. His legacy, however, was cemented that day in 1975 when he simply stood in the dugout at old Cleveland Stadium — the first black manager in Major...
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Crowds outside Parx Racing watching the end of the Belmont Stakes
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Andrew Kramer
June 09, 2018 - 10:39 pm
BENSALEM, Pa (KYW Newsradio) - Massive crowds showed up at Bensalem's Parx Racing Saturday during the Belmont Stakes. They got to place some bets, watch the race and ended up witnessing history. "Justify for sure," said Rich Duffy when asked who he bet on. "You got to want him to win. It's good for...
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Mike Smith aboard Justify wins the 150th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.
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June 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is...
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riple Crown hopeful Justify gallops around the main track during a workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y.
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June 09, 2018 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks. Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports. Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when...
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May 19, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) wins the 143rd running Preakness race at Pimlico Race Course. Mandatory Credit: Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports
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May 19, 2018 - 7:14 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Justify has finished first at the Preakness, galloping to victory in a thick fog and on a sloppy track at Pimlico to keep alive his bid to capture the Triple Crown. With jockey Mike Smith in the saddle, Justify held off seven challengers to remain unbeaten and apparently giving...
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May 5, 2018; Louisville, KY, USA; Mike Smith aboard Justify (7) beats Javier Castellano aboard Audible (5) to the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
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May 19, 2018 - 5:51 pm
By Rob Hodgetts, CNN (CNN) -- The hype is justifiable. The Bob Baffert-trained Justify won the Kentucky Derby and will start as hot favorite for the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the US horse racing's Triple Crown, in Baltimore Saturday. Victory over the dirt of the Pimlico racecourse would...
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