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American Pharoah becomes first Triple Crown winner in 37 years

<b>(CNN) —</b> American Pharoah sat back in the starting gate and when the doors opened he was late. For a moment, for one second out of 146, it didn't look good for the horse who was chasing history.<p>But the 3-year-old bay colt, bidding to become the 12th horse to win the Triple Crown and the first in 37 …

Why American Pharoah's name is spelled wrong

<b>(CNN) —</b> Social media erupted in horse emojis on Saturday as soon as American Pharoah crossed the finish line at the Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.<p>But it didn't take long for wisecracks and confusion over the infamous misspelling of his name to pop up amid the …

American Pharoah captures U.S. Triple Crown

ELMONT, New York (Reuters) - American Pharoah entered the pantheon of U.S. thoroughbred racing’s all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes wire-to-wire on Saturday to become the first horse to capture the coveted ‘Triple Crown’ in nearly four decades.<p>In winning a seventh straight race, American …

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PHOTO GALLERY: American Pharoah's historic day at Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) — Every chance, they came, in the hopes of seeing history. And every time, they were disappointed.<p>Not this time.<p>The 90,000 spectators at Belmont Park Saturday got what they had been waiting for: the first Triple Crown in 37 years.<p>In the park, racing's elite and casual fans celebrated …

American Pharoah goes wire to wow

A wonderful thoroughbred race horse put America on his back Saturday and took the country for a joy ride.<p>American Pharoah's name may be misspelled, but his mission and his magnificence can never be misstated.<p>This one was for more than just racing fans, or sports fans. It was one of those moments …

American Pharoah is horse racing's Triple Crown prince with Belmont win

ELMONT, N.Y. — Thirty-seven years of waiting ended with a ferocious charge down the homestretch.<p>Decades of near-misses and disappointment gave way to a horse that had a sense of history from the start.<p>On a spring afternoon when a gray sky turned sunny, American Pharoah won the<p>Belmont Stakesby more …

American Pharoah become first horse to win US Triple Crown since 1978

Horse makes history by winning Belmont Stakes and becoming the first to clinch coveted triple crown in nearly four decades<p>American Pharoah entered the pantheon of U.S. thoroughbred racing's all-time greats by winning the Belmont Stakes wire-to-wire on Saturday to become the first horse to capture …

American Pharoah’s Mile and a Half to History

He had been cooped up all day long. They stuck the best horse on the planet inside a barn at the end of the road, nestled up along Hempstead …

American Pharoah wins the Belmont Stakes to become first horse in 37 years to clinch Triple Crown

American Pharoah ended US racing's 37-year Triple Crown drought on Sunday (AEST), romping to victory in the Belmont Stakes.<p>The sweet-striding bay …

American Pharoah: Triple Crown win rewrites racing history

History called. And American Pharoah answered, sweeping the 2015 Triple Crown in dramatic, nearly uncontested fashion.<p>As the champion crossed the …

'American Pharoah, Welcome To Greatness'

On Saturday, race horse American Pharoah won the first Triple Crown in 37 years. Laura Hillenbrand, acclaimed best-selling author of <i>Seabiscuit</i> and <i>Unbroken</i>, wrote this reflection on the win:<p>Be thankful for defeat. Be thankful for failure. Be thankful for frustration, for heartbreak, for foolish …

Triple Crown 2015: American Pharoah Belongs Amongst Legends in Racing History

The horse that all horses will always be measured against is Secretariat. The 1973 Triple Crown winner didn't just win the Belmont Stakes by a whopping 31 lengths, leading wire to wire, but he also set records at each of the Triple Crown races.<p>American Pharoah isn't Secretariat. But he might just …

The Crowning of American Pharoah

ELMONT, N.Y. — Bob Baffert texted a friend after watching American Pharoah gallop for the last time Friday before the Belmont Stakes.<p>“I’m really …

Everyone got to pet American Pharoah the morning after he won the Triple Crown

...and American Pharoah got to get pet by everyone.<p>Good horse:<p>A horse winning the Triple Crown stirs up lots of existential horse questions: Does American Pharoah know he won a lot? Does he feel proud, or at least happy? Did he have fun?<p>I can't answer any of this, but I feel pretty confident that …

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American Pharoah the best Triple Crown winner? He's the most important anyway

If ever it has been wondered whether the gods who sit high on Mount Olympus are fans of horse racing, then the question was firmly put to bed on Saturday afternoon at roughly 6.50pm.<p>The instant the gates clacked open, American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza enjoyed a trip that seemed inspired, …

All About American Pharoah: What Made the 3-Year-Old a Triple Crown Winner

As American Pharoah charged down the final stretch at the Belmont Stakes, seeming to only get stronger as the race went on, it became obvious that …

Triple Crown 2015: American Pharoah's Belmont Win Pushes Him into Elite Company

The holy grail of American horse racing was finally achieved on Saturday evening as American Pharoah romped to the Belmont Stakes to capture the Triple Crown.<p>The animal showed its strength and power throughout the race and adds the title to the May wins at the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.<p>Pharoah …

American Pharoah Trainer Bob Baffert Talks Triple Crown Win

A day after American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown, the colt’s Hall of Fame trainer, Bob Baffert, met with TIME …

WATCH: American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza Throws First Pitch At Yankee Stadium

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) —</b> Triple Crown winning jockey Victor Espinoza has a little giddyup on his fastball, too.<p>A day after riding American Pharoah …

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American Pharoah created a moment we all can share

They watched at a local VFW, father and son sitting side by side, their eyes glued to a tiny television as Secretariat rode into immortality.<p>And so …

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'He belongs to all of us': Why American Pharoah will continue to race

Now that American Pharoah has made history by becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, the horse will continue to race rather than be immediately put out to stud as he basks in the glow of a rare feat.<p>"Before anything, I'm a fan,'' owner Ahmed Zayat told Matt Lauer in an exclusive …

American Pharoah Reps Are in Talks to Put the Triple Crown Winner on a Wheaties Box

Since American Pharoah won horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years on Saturday evening, branded merchandise sales have predictably been through …

What American Pharoah means for the industry

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$2 souvenir: 90,000 American Pharoah winning tickets remain uncashed

Clearly most people believe the souvenir value of an American Pharoah winning ticket from the Belmont Stakes is worth more than a couple bucks.<p>Out of the 94,128 paper tickets sold on American Pharaoh on Friday and Saturday, 90,237 remain uncashed as of Monday, according to Belmont Stakes chief …

Triple Crown win for American Pharoah draws third-highest TV rating

NEW YORK — American Pharoah’s historic Triple Crown win has drawn the third-best television rating for the Belmont Stakes since that started being …

Eugenie Bouchard pulls out of Tokyo tournament due to concussion

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard has pulled out of next week's Toray Pan Pacific Open as a result of the head injury she suffered at the U.S. Open earlier this month.<p>"I'm really disappointed to withdraw from The Toray Pan Pacific Open, but I haven't sufficiently recovered from the concussion …

Triple Crown 2015: American Pharoah's Highlights from All 3 Historic Races

American Pharoah sealed an historic Triple Crown with a swift and powerful late surge to win the Belmont Stakes. As just the 12th Triple Crown winner in history, Pharoah wrapped up a trio of stylish victories beginning at the Kentucky Derby and culminating in victory at Belmont Park in Elmont, New …

Most $2 win bets on American Pharoah in Belmont uncashed

NEW YORK (AP) — Souvenirs, everyone?<p>A $2 ticket on American Pharoah to win the Belmont Stakes may be worth a lot more money later than now. Or, people are hanging on to their own little piece of horse racing history.<p>Or selling them online.<p>Two days after American Pharoah became the first Triple …

Jimmy Fallon Races American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza for Quadruple Crown

On Monday's episode of the <i>Tonight Show</i>, Jimmy Fallon challenged Victor Espinoza—the jockey of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah—to compete for the elusive Quadruple Crown.<p>Fallon's track was no cakewalk. It featured a pair of guys in horse heads chucking mud at the grown men on …

American Pharoah, American Hero: Triple Crown Saturday at Belmont

A day at the biggest horse race in 37 years was an afternoon of gambling, drinking, and sight seeing. But mostly, it was a day spent cheering on American Pharoah.<p>I'm still not entirely sure why they were chanting "U.S.A". Presumably they just needed an outlet to release the 37 years of pent-up …