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Will jet lag slow American Pharoah in the Travers?

Will jet lag slow American Pharoah in the Travers?

Rival trainers hope the rigors of travel overtake American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, because their horses have been unable to. American Pharoah has crisscrossed the country, logging enough miles to wither the sturdiest road warrior. He twice jetted round-trip from his West Coast base to Arkansas for Kentucky Derby prep races at Oaklawn Park. He hit the road again for the Kentucky Derby and the start of the three-races-in-five-weeks grind that he withstood to emerge as the 12th Triple Crown champion and the first in 37 years. When he completed another journey from Del Mar to Barn 25, one that required 12 hours from stall to stall Wednesday, it...

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