Triple Crown

Chicago artist Thomas Allen Pauly (inset) will paint the official portrait of American Pharoah, the horse who won the 147th Belmont Stakes, and won the first Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing since 1978.  (Photo credit: Steve Miller/CBS and Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Chicago Artist To Paint American Pharoah’s Official Portrait

Chicago artist Thomas Allen Pauly was at Belmont Park last Saturday, when American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes by five and a half lengths, to win the first Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing since 1978.

06/10/2015

Victor Espinoza, celebrates atop American Pharoah  after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes . (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

American Pharoah Becomes 1st Triple Crown Winner In 37 Years

At long last, the Triple Crown drought is over.

06/06/2015

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Belmont Stakes: How I’d Bet $100

With a possible Triple Crown winner poised to run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, horse racing fans face a dilemma.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2015

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7 Facts About American Pharoah’s Jockey Victor Espinoza

Here are a few facts about the man that will be hoping to ride American Pharoah into the history books.

06/03/2015

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Belmont Stakes Preview: American Pharoah Can Become 12th Triple Crown Winner

For the 14th time since the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, we enter Belmont Stakes week with another chance at the elusive sweep.

06/02/2015

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Searching For The Triple Crown: Can American Pharoah End The Drought?

1978. That year for those who follow horse racing is well known as the last time we saw a horse take home all three legs of the Triple Crown.

05/19/2015

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American Pharoah Dominates Field In Preakness

Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2015

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Preakness Stakes Preview: Can American Pharoah Keep Triple Crown Dream Alive?

Barring any surprise late entries, this year’s Preakness will have one of the smallest fields in over a decade.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2015

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5 Reasons To Attend The 2015 Preakness Stakes

Among the best reasons to go to the Preakness Stakes this year are the pure spectacle of the event and a chance to visit the historical city of Baltimore.

05/06/2015

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American Pharoah Wins 141st Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah raced in third through three-quarters of the race but edged out Firing Line in the home stretch.

05/02/2015

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Kentucky Derby: How I’d Bet $100

When betting the Derby, you have to take a stand against colts that some very sharp handicappers will pick to win.

04/30/2015

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Kentucky Derby Preview: American Pharoah, Dortmund Favorites To Win

The 2015 class lining up for America’s most popular horse race includes a handful of horses with superstar potential.

CBS Chicago–04/28/2015

Tonalist edges California Chrome and the rest of the field to win the 2014 Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hoge: Plenty Wrong With Horse Racing, Including Coburn Pointing Finger Wrong Way

Coburn’s rant was off-base, but maybe it will help start the real reform and regulation horse racing needs.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

California Chrome co-owner Steve Coburn. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Watch: California Chrome’s Co-Owner Apologizes For Post-Race Rant

Steve Coburn says he’s “very ashamed” of his post-race rant and subsequent comments.

CBS Chicago–06/09/2014

Tonalist, ridden by Joel Rosario, races to the finish line enroute to winning the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes. (Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

California Chrome’s Triple Crown Quest Collapses

Tonalist sprinted across the finish line first Saturday at the Belmont Stakes, spoiling California Chrome’s bid to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years.

06/07/2014

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06: Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, with exercise rider Willie Delgado up, trains on the main track at Belmont Park on June 6, 2014 in Elmont, New York He is scheduled to race for the Triple Crown in the 146th running of the Belmont Stakes

6 Good Things That Come In 3s

Three horse races make up the Triple Crown. Three strikes and your out. Good things in sports come in 3s.

06/06/2014

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CBS Local Sports’ 2014 Belmont Stakes Expert Picks

Find out who our experts believe will win, place and show in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

06/05/2014

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California Chrome Draws No. 2 Post, Is An Early 3-5 Favorite At Belmont

On Saturday, California Chrome will try to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2014

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Belmont Stakes Preview: California Chrome Runs for Racing History

California Chrome will go to the post on Saturday as the deserving favorite in this year’s Belmont Stakes in New York. More importantly, he will attempt to become the twelfth Triple Crown winner in American racing history.

06/03/2014

The field breaks the gate at the start of the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 18, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Molly Riley/Getty Images)

11 Weirdest Names Of Horses That Won The Preakness

We here at CBS Local Sports have taken an interest in the names of horses who have won the Preakness Stakes. While most are pretty stately (kudos Knight of Ellerslie, 1884), others are, well, pretty weird. Behold the 11 weirdest names of horses that have won the Preakness…

05/17/2014

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