Skip to comments.American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown
Posted on 06/06/2015 7:35:44 PM PDT by Morgana
As American Pharoah came out of the far turn and squared his shoulders to let his rider, Victor Espinoza, stare down the long withering stretch of Belmont Park, a sense of inevitability surged through this mammoth old grandstand. The fans in a capacity crowd strained on their tiptoes and let out a roar from deep in their souls. It was going to end, finally this 37-year search for a great racehorse.
No, a battered old sport was looking for an immortal thoroughbred, one worthy to stand alongside Sir Barton and Assault, War Admiral and Whirlaway, Count Fleet and Citation, a horse able to earn the title of a Triple Crown champion.
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Impossible! A scientist said the horse couldn’t do it.
Someone forgot to tell the horse that.
What a dumb horse..
Is this the first one since Secretariat?
Or am I confusing races?
Secretariat was an awesome movie too
That’s a good one! LOL
Maybe the same “scientists” who think we’re changing the activity of the sun.
And I had my money on “Box of Worthless Junk” and “Gluehuffer.”
Three in the 1970s: Secretariat in ‘73, Seattle Slew in ‘77 and Affirmed in ‘78. Not another one until today.
They said the same thing before the great Secretariat did it.
The first since Affirmed in 1978. Secretariat won in 1973.
No I think Go For Gin won in the 90’s Not sure though.
Penny Chenery was the owner of the great Secretariat. I ahd the pleasure of being at Belmont Park to see her horse win the Belmont Stakes and thus the Triple Crown.
Mrs. Chenery was at Belmont today to see if the 37-year wait for a Triple Crown would finally end. “It’s a very exclusive club,” she said. Yes, it is. Going into today’s 147th Belmont (the Preakness is the newest of the three, at 140 runnings), that club only had 11 members:
Sir Barton (1919)
Gallant Fox (1930)
War Admiral (1937)
Count Fleet (1943)
Seattle Slew (1977)
Well, the “very exclusive club” has a new member this evening.
Congratulations to American Pharoah, the 12th winner of the Triple Crown. Let’s all hope that we don’t have to wait another 37 years for the next member.
BTW, 1919, when Sir Barton won the first one, is 96 years ago. In that time, we’ve had 12 Triple Crown winners. That’s an average of about one every 8 years.
Go For Gin is racist when spelled backwards. I would appreciate it if you would therefore refrain from using it.
“Go For Gin is racist when spelled backwards.”
Now how long did it take you to think that one up????
You have to excuse me. I am always readings words backwards. It is a problem.
FOR THE RECORD....
Go for Gin
Go for Gin (foaled April 18, 1991 in Kentucky) is an American thoroughbred racehorse best known as the winner of the 1994 Kentucky Derby. He was sired by Cormorant out of the dam Never Knock. He was ridden in the Derby by Chris McCarron, who had previously won the race on Alysheba.
Born in Kentucky in 1991, Go for Gin was bred by Pamela duPont Darmstadt and trained by Nick Zito, who also trained 1991 Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold.
In 1995, Go for Gin suffered a small tear of a tendon sheath in his left foreleg while working out at Belmont Park. This precipitated his retirement to stud.
Go for Gin is the second oldest living Kentucky Derby winner next to Sea Hero.
A beautiful race.
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