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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.

copyright: carolscash2015


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Hollyhocks100 wrote on June 7, 2015, 2:35 AM

Have you ever watched the film Sea Biscuit? You would love it. It´s about an American race horse and his rider who beat terrific odds to become champions, it´s a true story.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 7, 2015, 10:25 AM

I was glad to hear it was won again. I have a mare with Man O War in her bloodlines.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 7, 2015, 12:12 PM

I read elsewhere that the horse had some kind of trouble getting out of the starting gate. The win shows great skill on the part of both jockey and horse.

MelissaE wrote on June 7, 2015, 8:39 PM

That is a triumph for the owners.

carolscash wrote on June 8, 2015, 6:41 AM

yes, it certainly is. Being a horse owner myself, I can only imagine the honor that this is for the owner.

carolscash wrote on June 8, 2015, 6:43 AM

I watched the race and did not notice if he did. The horse led the entire race. I was nervous about the win when he took the lead early.

carolscash wrote on June 8, 2015, 6:44 AM

I was glad to see the win! That mare should be a nice one. I rarely ever look at bloodlines when we are looking for a horse, but it might be nice to do that sometime.

carolscash wrote on June 8, 2015, 6:45 AM

Yes. Sea Biscuit was a nice horse and the movie was good.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 8, 2015, 6:52 AM

Yeah, I only heard about it in the one place. I wonder if it was something really minor...

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 8, 2015, 10:23 AM

I found out after we bought her. If she sets her mind to something it is hard to get her to change it.

carolscash wrote on June 8, 2015, 1:50 PM

That is not always a good thing in a horse. I have had very stubborn horses at times and they can make for a hard ride.

carolscash wrote on June 8, 2015, 1:50 PM

Must have been as I have not heard any talk of it. I enjoy horses very much and follow the news the best I can

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 8, 2015, 11:04 PM

She is usually good but if we let her stand too long then she wants to buck. But is wonderful with babies when we have those.

cmoneyspinner wrote on June 11, 2015, 12:29 PM

Another horse chewed off his tail? LOL. Even in the animal world there be jealous and envious haters! (O.o) American Pharoah is a cool name! :)