American Pharoah wins the Triple Crown
The wait is over. History has been made. The sporting world has its newest hero.
We’ve stood in this exact position before.
It takes only a minute or so to walk from the racetrack at Santa Anita Park to the barns in back.
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah drew a middle starting position for Saturday’s 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes, and trainer Bob Baffert said that the No. 5 gate in the eight horse-field was fine.
Shortly after riding California Chrome to victory in last year’s Kentucky Derby, jockey Victor Espinoza ran into Bob Baffert, the trainer who put Espinoza on 2002 Derby winner War Emblem more than a decade before.
Thanks to American Pharoah, horse racing will stay relevant to most of America for three more weeks.