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Everyone loves a hero. American Pharoah takes to the track again today for the Travers Stakes. While I was glad to see him win the Triple Crown, I must admit that I’m getting more and more anxious with each race that follows. He won the Haskell Invitational with minimal effort, and yes, it would be glorious to see him take the Breeder’s Cup as well, but… well, he’s a horse. Horses have the most inconvenient knack for getting injured exactly when they shouldn’t. If American Pharoah has a poor outing much of the positive momentum he’s brought for racing and horse-sport in this country stands to be lost. If (heaven forbid) he breaks down on the track it will be an incredible tragedy. There is a lot more than just a race on the line. Even though I’m worried about what could go wrong, I’ll still be watching the Travers today and hoping he comes home  at the front of the pack, safe, sound and happy.

U.S. Weekend Preview:

Chattahoochee Hills CIC & H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Loudoun Hunt Pony Club Fall H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Dreamcrest H.T. [Website] [Ride Times][Live Scores]

Silverwood Farm Fall H.T. [Website]

Corona del Sol H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

The Event at Woodland Stallion Station H.T.  [Website] [Live Scores]

Kentucky Classique H.T.  [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times][Live Scores]

Town Hill Farm H.T. [Website] [Ride Times][Live Scores]

Moqui Meadows H.T.  [Website]

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