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The soggy conditions couldn't dampen the spirits of American Pharoah's connections following his win in the second jewel of the Triple Crown (Cecilia Gustavsson/Horsephotos.com)

The soggy conditions couldn't dampen the spirits of American Pharoah's connections following his win in the second jewel of the Triple Crown (Cecilia Gustavsson/Horsephotos.com)

American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) romped an easy winner of the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1) on Saturday to end a 37-year drought and become the 12th Triple Crown winner. The Zayat Stables homebred was 5 1/2 lengths clear of his closest rival on the wire while finishing 1 1/2 miles over the fast Belmont Park dirt in 2:26.65.

American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) romped an easy winner of the 147th running of the $1.5 million Belmont S. (G1) on Saturday to end a 37-year drought and become the 12th Triple Crown winner. The Zayat Stables homebred was 5 1/2 lengths clear of his closest rival on the wire while finishing 1 1/2 miles over the fast Belmont Park dirt in 2:26.65.

Dan Patch was considered America's most famous athlete at the turn of the 20th Century. His star racing career included a no-loss record. (Photo: Harness Racing Museum, Goshen, N.Y.) #Harness Racing.

Dan Patch, the distinguished racing horse of his time, was foaled in Oxford, Indiana on April 1896 and died in July, Dan Patch broke 14 world records in the early He was a standard bred American stallion sired by Joe Patchen and his dam Zelica.

Beholder may stay in training in 2016

‘It Would Be Good For Racing’: Beholder May Stay In Training Next Year - Horse Racing News

While he took slightly different approaches with the two horses, trainer Doug O'Neill is as pleased with Nyquist going into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) as he was with I'll Have Another, who won the 2012 edition of the Louisville classic.

While he took slightly different approaches with the two horses, trainer Doug O'Neill is as pleased with Nyquist going into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as he was with I'll Have Another, who won the 2012 edition of the Louisville classic.

Phar Lap

Australian Champion: Phar Lap with jockey, Billy Elliott, v

American Pharoah gave jockey Victor Espinoza his second straight, and third overall, Derby victory (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos)

A great horse and a great jockey. I missed these historic, Triple Crown race highlights on the news. --American Pharoah gave jockey Victor Espinoza his second straight, and third overall, Derby victory (Jessie Holmes/EquiSport Photos)

Affirmed and Alydar. I still root for Alydar even though I know he doesn't win.

Affirmed on the inside Alydar on the out side. Affirmed Triple Crown winner, Alydar finished second in every 1978 Triple Crown race - Cash is Alydar's great grandson or something like that :)

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