American Pharoah One of the Great Celebrities in Sports

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When American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes in June, the colt became an instant legend — the first horse to win the sport’s Triple Crown in 37 years. And Pharoah’s legacy may have been cemented when he won the Breeders’ Cup almost four months later. With that victory, American Pharoah became the first “grand slam” winner…

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Rich Nilsen is a 12-time qualifier to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), an event he has cashed in four times. He was the first player to finish in the top 10 twice. He recently won a $24,000 package into the 2016 Kentucky Derby Betting Championship. A former executive with, Rich is also a graduate of the University of Louisville Equine Business Program. He is founder of, a site devoted to horse racing education and promotion.

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