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LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, already assured a place in the pantheon of thoroughbred greats, showed Sunday he hasn't lost a step since his Belmont triumph in June. The bay colt romped to victory in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey -- although his handlers remained coy on whether he's headed for a showdown with the rest of the world's best in the Breeders' Cup Classic in Lexington, Kentucky, on October 31. American Pharoah became just the 12th horse -- and the first in 37 years -- to win US racing's coveted Triple Crown of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont.