HISTORY! American Pharoah Wins First Triple Crown in 37 Years! (VIDEO)
American Pharoah wins Triple Crown.
90,000 turn out to see American Pharoah make history!
Owner Ahmed Zayat is an Orthodox Jew from Egypt who currently lives in New Jersey. Zayat’s Hebrew name is Ephraim (אפרים). He currently lives in Teaneck, New Jersey.
American Pharoah became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown on Saturday.
He led the race from start to finish.
NBC News reported:
American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown when he won the 147th Belmont Stakes on Saturday.
Jockey Victor Espinoza pushed Pharoah to the front soon after the race started, and Pharoah outclassed the field, pulling away down the stretch to make history. Frosted finished second, and Keen Ice rounded out the top three.
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes champion, American Pharoah began Saturday as a 3-to-5 favorite in the morning betting line, and those were the odds when the race began. He started from the fifth position in a field of eight.