In the vast scheme of Michael Phelps’ career, few people are likely to remember the just-concluded Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Santa Clara, Calif. But in the limited context of Phelps’ preparations for the 2016 Olympics, his performance this past weekend brought him a welcome jolt of confidence.
Laurel Park will host live racing in July after the Maryland Racing Commission approved a plan Tuesday to shift dates from late in the year to the heart of summer.
It simply took the right horse.
American Pharoah broke one of the most famous dry spells in sports Saturday, joining Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed as one of 12 Triple Crown winners in thoroughbred racing history.
Frosted went off as a 9-2 second choice in the Belmont, and many pegged the late charger as the horse most likely to seize the race if American Pharoah faltered late.
It's not hard to find seasoned observers who will testify to the horse's magnificence.
Friday morning at Belmont Park brought one of the rarest sights of this Triple Crown season — Bob Baffert on the back of a horse.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert continues to see all the right signs from his Triple Crown contender American Pharoah, who took his first gallop over the track at Belmont Park on Thursday morning.