American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat on Triple Crown bid

“‘We could be talking about history” (VIDEO)

As Ahmed Zayat sat down at the podium following American Pharoah’s Preakness Stakes triumph Saturday evening, the press conference moderator told the assembled media: “Obviously the conditions being what they are Mr. Zayat is a little soggy. Quite happy but a little soggy.” After watching American Pharoah turn in a dominant performance through a driving rain…

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