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Watch American Pharoah win the 147th Belmont Stakes [video]

Watch American Pharoah win the 147th Belmont Stakes [video]

American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978, and the 12th overall, to win the Triple Crown when he captured the 147th Belmont Stakes on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. 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...

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