It took 37 years to happen, so forgive Bob Baffert if he needs more than a few days to let it sink in.
A $2 ticket on American Pharoah to win the Belmont Stakes may be worth a lot more money later than now. Or, people are hanging on to their own little piece of horse racing history.
Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza has a little giddyup on his fastball, too.
Owner Ahmad Zayat is still in awe over American Pharoah’s Triple Crown title — the first in 37 years.
Ahmed Zayat said Sunday morning he wants the fans “to still enjoy something,” and he’s leaving it up to trainer Bob Baffert to map out a schedule.
Victor Espinoza called it “the best feeling I ever had,” and American Pharoah was only through the first turn.
Finally! American Pharoah ended the 37 year Triple Crown drought.
American Pharoah led all the way to win the Belmont Stakes by 5 ½ lengths on Saturday, becoming the first horse in 37 years to complete the Triple Crown — one of the sporting world’s rarest feats.
All the best images from Team AP’s historic and euphoric day at Belmont Park.
The 52-year-old from Egypt, who lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, has known all along he had a champion in American Pharoah.
A Triple Crown winner hasn’t been seen in 37 years, but the crowd arriving early Saturday is hopeful.
American Pharoah makes his bid for the Triple Crown today. Check out the scene leading up to the race.
According the New York Racing Association, Helwan was pulled up with about 3 1/2 furlongs to go in the six-furlong race on the turf with a broken bone in his left front foot.
“It is one hell of a horse that we’ve got today, but it’s also one hell of a field,” NYRA president Chris Kay says of American Pharoah’s Triple Crown bid.
American Pharoah faces seven rivals Saturday in his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978.