American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978, and the 12th overall, to win the
The Kentucky-bred and California-trained colt broke from the No. 5 post position and gradually moved to the front of the pack before the first turn and never relinquished the lead.
American Pharoah's history-making run became complete when he held off a hard-charging Frosted in the home stretch to claim victory by 5 1/2 lengths.
Trainer Bob Baffert claimed his first Triple Crown win in his fourth attempt. He had previously come close with Silver Charm (1997), Real Quiet (1998) and War Emblem (2002) in a remarkable six-year run.