Triple Crown Winner
For those in the horse racing world, today marks a great day in history as American Pharoah wins at Belmont and takes the Triple Crown win. American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win that prestigious title since Affirmed in 1978. An honored title for the four year old horse.
American Pharoah is owned by Ahmed Zayat of Zayat Stables, LLC, and trained by Bob Baffert . He is known for his long strides during a race and Bob says that the horse is one of the best rides he has ever seen. The young thoroughbred is also known for having a short tail, which may have been caused by another horse chewing it off.
All eyes in the horse world were on the Belmont, NY race today as American Pharoah was the horse favored to win the race. With jockey, Victor Espinoza riding on American Pharoah, talk was that this was the best chance to see a Triple Crown winner that the world had seen in many years. Espinoza took off strong with American Pharoah and led the entire race.
The crowd watched excitedly as well as did many horse fans around the world to see if this could be the one horse to pull off the win that so many have tried for and lost at the end. Fans cheered and tears flowed as American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza crossed the finish line.
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