Gonna start this one early because, a) American Pharoah returned to Churchill Downs today and, b) I finally get to go! Yes, I've been assigned to travel to New Nawk, New Nawk to cover the Belmont. Although I'm not a serious handicapper, and thoroughbred racing does not appeal to me as strongly as Cardinal baseball and Fulham football, I do have more than a casual interest in it. And after living and working in Louisville for three decades, it's just neat to be able to do it. Pharoah should be here for the next two and a half weeks, so any news about his preparation will emanate from the Twin Spires. Will probably be at least a week before he leaves the barn, though, so stay tuned. Hope he does it.