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American Pharoah rules in Kentucky Derby
American Pharoah rules in Kentucky Derby

The knock against American Pharoah was that he had never really been tested. Not by any colts outside Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's barn and, perhaps most telling, not by stablemate Dortmund because of Baffert's strategy to keep them both on course for the 141st Kentucky Derby. On Saturday at Churchill Downs, American Pharoah proved he could overcome a challenge. And, perhaps, that he might be worthy of all the noise about ending the Triple Crown drought. With jockey Victor Espinoza driving him down the stretch, and a record crowd of 170,513 roaring, American Pharoah overtook Dortmund and Firing Line for a victory that puts him on track for a run at history. ...

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