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Horse racing tries to change tax rules on betting

As popular as American Pharoah’s Triple Crown win was, it pales by comparison in importance to some grunt work being done by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, which is trying to modernize tax regulations that impact exotic wagering.

American Pharoah faces bigger challenge

American Pharoah and his human team have generated plenty of enthusiasm with his Triple Crown victory. That groundswell is an unparalleled opportunity to introduce to a huge generation of newcomers to horse racing.

Close calls make Triple Crown curse sting so much more

Did the overconfidence of Spectacular Bid trainer Bud Delp and jockey Ronnie Franklin lead to his near miss at the Belmont in 1979 and the beginning of the current curse? It’s a good bet Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza won’t make the same mistake with American Pharoah.