ELMONT, N.Y. (NEWS10)– It was sports history 37 years in the making: American Pharoah won the Triple Crown.
American Pharoah cemented his legacy in the history books as the 12th Triple Crown champion Saturday afternoon at the Belmont Stakes. He’s the first horse since 1978 to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes.
Trainer Bob Baffert has tried his hand before, with three former Triple Crown hopefuls who fell short. He said American Pharaoh has been a dream come true, “You know when he turned for home, I was just like I can’t believe this is happening. I wanted to feel it with those other horses… And I really wanted to win it.”