It took nearly four decades for it to happen, but it has finally happen. There is a new Triple Crown Hero. Jimmy Carter was president the last time this happened and the victory dominated sports headlines throughout the weekend. American Pharaoh joins an elite group of twelve Triple Crown Winners:
The St. Louis Tribune:
A hero’s welcome greeted Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in Kentucky on Sunday, the first of many such receptions expected for the sporting world’s newest superstar.
The 3-year-old colt has more racing in his future, along with an avalanche of publicity and money-making opportunities after pulling off the first sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 37 years.
Before leaving Belmont Park, trainer Bob Baffert led American Pharoah onto a patch of grass outside of, fittingly, Barn 1 on a sunny and warm morning. It was only hours after his front-running, 5 ½-length victory, but the low-key champ appeared to enjoy the attention, dutifully… (read more)
The Entire Historic Race: