Richie Sambora Dedicates His Upcoming Single 'Rise' to Triple Crown Winner American Pharaoh

Richie Sambora is such a fan of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah that he offered up a song to the champion thoroughbred.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist, who is a diehard horse race fan, was unable to attend June’s Belmont Stakes, where American Pharoah became the first horse to win the Triple Crown in more than three decades.

Exes Heather Locklear and Richie Sambora Vacation Together Amid Denials That He Threatened to Kill a Former Girlfriend

Trouble is brewing back home for Richie Sambora, but right now he is enjoying time in Bora Bora with his ex-wife Heather Locklear and their teenage daughter, Ava Sambora.

“He and Heather wanted to spend quality time together with Ava as a family,” Sambora’s rep tells PEOPLE.

So much so that the former Bon Jovi guitarist even left his current girlfriend, singer-songwriter Orianthi Paraganis, home, says his rep.

Richie Sambora's Ex-Girlfriend Claims the Rocker Threatened to Kill Her; Rep Denies Allegations

Richie Sambora’s ex girlfriend and business partner has filed a police report claiming the Bon Jovi guitarist assaulted her and threatened to kill her – allegations the rocker’s rep denies.

A source close to Nikki Lund tells PEOPLE the fashion designer filed a report in Calabasas, California, this week after Sambora, 55, called her and allegedly threatened to make her “disappear.”

“She’s sick of living in fear,” says the source.

Richie Sambora Wins Big at the Derby, Say Daughter Ava 'Is the Love of My Life'

Ava Sambora is daddy’s little girl, for sure.

“She and I are close and have a candid relationship,” Richie Sambora told PEOPLE exclusively from the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky, where he performed at the famed Barnstable Brown Gala, hosted by sisters Patricia and Cyb Barnstable, on Friday.

Richie Sambora on Ex Heather Locklear: 'She's Still Hot!'

Who says you can’t have eyes for your ex?

Richie Sambora couldn’t keep from gushing about his ex-wife Heather Locklear while celebrating his friend Ray Parker Jr.’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

“She’s doing her thing on Franklin & Bash and she looks better than ever,” Sambora told PEOPLE at the after-party. “She’s still hot!”

Heather Locklear's Daughter Ava Sambora Guest Stars on Good Luck Charlie

Like mother, like daughter.

Following Ava Sambora’s acting debut in Judd Apatow’s This Is 40, Heather Locklear’s only child filmed a guest-starring role in Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie.

In the episode, Ava, 15 – whose dad is Richie Sambora – plays Charlie Duncan 10 years into the future.

Denise Richards & Richie Sambora's 'Very Happy' (and First Class) Flight

Accompanying her beau Richie Sambora, a presenter at Nashville’s CMT Awards, Denise Richards boarded an American Airlines flight late Tuesday morning.

The couple sat in first class, across the aisle from comedian Tom Arnold, another presenter at the show.

Ava Sambora Sports Her Cheerleading Uniform

Three cheers for Ava Sambora!

Heather Locklear may currently be under a doctor’s care following her recent hospitalization, but that isn’t stopping her daughter from stepping out with a smile.

Denise Richards & Richie Sambora Back Together for Friend's B-Day Bash

They’re back on! Denise Richards and Richie Sambora celebrated a friend’s birthday at the newly opened Rosa Mexicano in West Hollywood. The on-again couple arrived on the later side – after dinner was served – but they were in festive spirits for the bash, which was held in the restaurant’s private dining room.

Richie Sambora Leaves Tour Reportedly for Rehab

Richie Sambora got a vote of confidence from his bandmates in Bon Jovi as he takes a temporary break from the tour, reportedly to enter a treatment center.

“Our support for Richie is absolute,” Bon Jovi says in a statement Thursday. “He is, and will remain, a member of Bon Jovi. Although he will be absent from upcoming shows for the time being, we very much look forward to his healthy return. In the meantime, we will keep our commitment to our fans and continue our tour.”

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