WOW ! Just WOW ! American Pharaoh Wins The Triple Crown – First Time In 37 Years !!!!

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Belmont – It Wasn’t even close !!

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67 Responses to WOW ! Just WOW ! American Pharaoh Wins The Triple Crown – First Time In 37 Years !!!!

  1. Aslan's Girl says:

    Congrats to American Pharaoh! 1st Triple Crown winner in my lifetime!

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  2. Ursula says:

    The horse is a beauty! Great jockey, Great teamwork.
    Brings back memories, my dad use to take me to Belmont and Aquaduct and any race track in any state we drove through, if it was racing season.
    Back in the day Calumet farms had great winners but I think a shady barn hand married into the family and messed up the farm.

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  3. texan59 says:

    That was impressive. I’ve now seen four of the twelve. Not Secretariat, but impressive nonetheless.

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  4. BobNoxious says:

    That gave me goosebumps. Amazing.

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  5. beaujest says:

    Amazing,Penny Tweedy who owned Secretariat,and has since remarried had a horse in this race and witnessed this triple crown in the stands !

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  6. juanjelelip says:

    wow, awesomeness.

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  7. nyetneetot says:

    I forgot to bet. 😦

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  8. The Tundra PA says:

    Amazing, thrilling, stunning, WOW! Edge-of-my-seat, heart-pounding, tears of joy, incredible. I love that his very name is AMERICAN. We need some heros right now, and this beautiful horse makes me feel so proud for just a moment. 4th Triple Crown for me too, Tex.

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  9. Horsesoldier says:

    Loved the jockey saying ‘holy shit’ on the cool down…

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  10. coeurdaleneman says:

    That was electrifying.

    Thoroughbreds are such magnificent creatures.

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  11. labrat says:

    I worked in an Italian restaurant down the street from Belmont Park in the late 70’s and early 80’s. The 70’s was an exciting time for racing. One of the trainers gave me a Triple Crown set of commemorative glasses for Christmas one year. I used to love going to Belmont with my Dad. I’m glad the drought is over.

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  12. realitycheck says:

    1919 Sir Barton
    1930 Gallant Fox
    1935 Omaha
    1937 War Admiral
    1941 Whirlaway
    1943 Count Fleet
    1946 Assault
    1948 Citation
    1973 Secretariat
    1977 Seattle Slew
    1978 Affirmed
    2015 American Pharaoh

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  13. smiley says:

    truly AWESOME and thrilling to watch…..edge of the seat here, cheering.
    what a feeling for that jockey.
    wish my Dad was around to see this.
    he loved these thoroughbreds and racing.
    Bravo to this beautiful horse and rider.
    and to ALL of them.
    they’re all great.

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  14. JeremyR says:

    American Pharoah? I thought he was busy reading from TOTUS about how we need more illegal immigration.

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  15. Elroy Hirsch says:

    If War Admiral, Citation, Seattle Slew, and Affirmed had also been in this race, and had run they way they did when they won the Belmont race, American Pharoah would have won against them all.. Secretariat would have beaten him. And A.P Indy and Easy Goer –over twenty years ago, were slightly faster. But it looked like he could have gone faster if there was another horse there racing him.

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    • coeurdaleneman says:

      Seattle Slew ran the Belmont Stakes in deep, sticky mud. Comparative times are meaningless.

      Slew was the toughest American front runner that was able to cover classic distances. He had better speed than AP. He handled Affirmed twice. And that was after having sicknesses and a legal layoff.

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  16. amwick says:

    We had company and missed the race, but it was taped… Great, great horse and jockey.. The owner, Ahmed Zayat seems to have a bunch of legal and financial issues.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/sports/american-pharoah-cant-erase-all-of-ahmed-zayats-missteps.html
    Congrats Pharoah, the official mascot of Misspellers Untied. 🙂

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  17. perfect beast says:

    I remember hoping and cheering for Smarty Jones and then he came up short.

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  18. lovely says:

    Just sweet! 5 1/2 lengths! Amazing. Beautiful horse.

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  19. maggiemoowho says:

    American Pharaoh was fantastic, beautiful to watch.
    Does anyone know if a horse can go after two triple crowns. Is he allowed to race next year or will he retire. I don’t know much about racing at all, just like to watch the three big races.

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    • Micaela Morris says:

      Nope….these three races are limited to three year olds!

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    • lovely says:

      Only 3 year old horses are allowed to run in any/all of the races for the triple crown so American Pharaoh won’t be eligible to run.

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    • coeurdaleneman says:

      Maggie, the deal for AP’s retirement to stud already has been consummated. He’s definitely being retired at the end of the year.

      He likely will be given a rest period to recover from the Triple Crown ordeal, and then come back in the late summer in the Travers or Haskell Stakes (race still limited to 3 year olds). Later, in keeping with racing tradition, he will begin to face older horses. One race (possibly Jockey Club Gold Cup) to keep in racing trim, followed by his last appearance in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. His last three races are likely to be at 1 1/4 miles, America’s prime classic distance.

      The Breeders’ Cup Classic is likely to be a dandy. Last year’s crop of 3 year olds was one of the better ones lately, more suited to running 10 furlongs than the present one, imo. And many of them are still in training, including California Chrome. Last year’s 3 year olds dominated the Breeders’ Cup Classic by shaming their elders. In this year’s crop, only American Pharoah fits in with them.

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  20. waltherppk says:

    Hi Yo Pharaoh, Away!

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    • waltherppk says:

      Hey, if somebody kept shooting a gun right next to your ear, you would run like hell too, even stand up on your hind legs, jump over fences, do tricks, or even talk like a person if that is what it took to get ’em to stop shooting that damn gun. 😀

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  21. Texas Bill says:

    It surprises me that so many people are spelling the name wrong. The horse is named American Pharoah. The name was chosen by a Web submission contest, and the lady who won inadvertently transposed the letters in the name. The owners gave the lady who won tickets to a couple of the races, and she was at Belmont to watch American Pharoah win.

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  22. georgiafl says:

    From the NYT article:
    “Before his name was on the lips of horse lovers, American Pharoah was known simply as Hip No. 85 and was drawing attention two summers ago for all the wrong reasons. He was a large, lovely bay yearling with a tiny scrape on the back of a front ankle that was beginning to swell. His sales price was dropping each time prospective buyers watched him walk amid the barns at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale in upstate New York.

    Jeff Seder and Patti Miller believed No. 85, nicked up or not, was the best horse on the grounds, and they told his owner and breeder, Ahmed Zayat, not to sell him. Mr. Seder and Ms. Miller are bloodstock agents, innovative ones, who lean on science and databases to pick out fast, big-hearted horses for their clients.

    Mr. Seder knew Mr. Zayat’s racing and breeding operation was in the midst of settling a high-profile bankruptcy dispute.

    “Sell your house; don’t sell this horse,” he said he told Mr. Zayat. “This is your get-out horse.”

    Jeff Seder (what a beautifully symbolic name), Patti Miller, and the trainer Baffert (who left Zayat for good reasons and yet returned to train this horse and several others) are heroes in this story along with that great big beautiful horse, American Pharoah. Seder and Miller carefully examine the internal organs (heart, lungs, etc.) of the horses to predict their ability, stamina and performance.

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  23. waltherppk says:

    Stamina and performance, yeah there’s that, and mares too 😀

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  24. moe2004 says:

    I hope he comes to Saratoga this summer, it will be a great season here for sure! I love the races so much fun.

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  25. TheLastDemocrat says:

    Yet more evidence of climate disruption.

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  26. Attorney says:

    Great story. America can certainly use more like this.

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  27. Sam says:

    Beautiful horse and a very good jockey too. Fantastic win and after arest period American Pharoah will run a few more races then retire to a life of pastures and mares.

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