triple crown

horses

Horses Homeboykris and Pramedya Die at Preakness Stakes

The incident brings into relief the ethical issues of pushing animals to their limit, when they have no agency.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.21.16
Churchill Downs

VICE Sports Q&A: Legendary Jockey Gary Stevens on Ponies, Pills, and Racing at 53

Before he returns to Churchill Downs this Satruday for the 142nd Kentucky Derby, Gary Stevens sits down for a wide-ranging conversation on his historic career in horse racing and the challenges he's overcome to still be riding at 53.
Larry Burnett
5.6.16
year in review

American Pharoah Was Born to Breed

American Pharoah will always be remembered as a Triple Crown winner. But if all goes according to plan, his real career as a stud is only just starting.
Katie Lamb
12.30.15
american pharoah

The Day American Pharoah Lost

American Pharoah's Triple Crown victory tour didn't go as planned at Saratoga, but it was still historic.
Matthew Walthert
8.31.15
ponies

American Pharoah, American Hero: Triple Crown Saturday at Belmont

A day at the biggest horse race in 37 years was an afternoon of gambling, drinking, and sight seeing. But mostly, it was a day spent cheering on American Pharoah.
Derek Evers
6.9.15
american pharoah

"Holy Shit!": American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown

American Pharoah won the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes and became the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.
Sean Newell
6.6.15
american pharaoh

Are Breeding Practices Keeping Horses From Breaking Records?

Every single human running record from 1973 has been broken. Why aren't horses making the same kind of progress?
Greg Couch
6.5.15
american pharoah

American Pharoah Wins Preakness, Sets Up Triple Crown Run

American Pharoah won the 140th Preakness and now has a shot at a Triple Crown.
Sean Newell
5.16.15
china

Inside Hong Kong's Weirdo Mecca of Horse Racing, Happy Valley

Amidst the beer, drugs, and bizarre entertainment options, Hong Kong's Happy Valley Racecourse has emerged as one of the most profitable tracks around.
Patrick Sauer
2.11.15
Power Moves by Karl Welzein

How to Keep It Chillin' Successfully When You're Livin' in Your Car

I been livin’ in my car for over a week now, and I gotta say, I’ve never felt more productive or alive. Bein’ on the go 24/7, 365, open on Sundays, just lends itself to as much innovation and opportunities for success as the mind can ponder.
Karl Welzein
3.26.13