American Pharoah Wins Belmont Stakes, Triple Crown (Video)

American Pharoah wins Belmont Stakes

It finally happened!

Thirty-seven years after Secretariat last did it in 1978, American Pharoah, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Victor Espinoza, ended the long drought and completed the United States’ Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing.  He did so in dominant fashion, leading the Belmont Stakes from wire to wire and winning the race in a time of 2:26.55, beating second-place Frosted by five lengths.

Here’s a look at the race:

And here’s a look at what American Pharaoh has to look forward to for the rest of his life.

(Warning!: The following two videos contain scenes of horses mating. If horse erections are considered NSFW at your workplace, then you may want to wait until you’re at home with no one around before watching these.)

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