American Pharoah Wins 1st Triple Crown Since 1978

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Triple Crown trophy The Drought is Over!

With Jockey Victor Espinoza aboard, American Pharoah on Saturday won the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, becoming horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. After leading the entire race, and with the crowd cheering from start to finish, American Pharoah won by 5 1/2 lengths, the…

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