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HE DID IT! American Pharoah Wins the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes
American Pharoah sailed across the finish line at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday in Elmont, New York, capturing the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.
The Belmont Stakes track is 1 1/2 mile run at Belmont
The Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes American Pharoah Wins (VIDEOS) Here
UPDATE: American Pharoah sailed across the finish line at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday in Elmont, New York, capturing the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978!
American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby
Highly touted favorite American Pharoah, whose Egyptian-born owner had been a recent runner-up three times in the Kentucky Derby, lived up to the hype Saturday and won the 141st running of the Derby.
The winning time for the 1 1/4 mile race was 2:03.02 in front of a record crowd of 170,513.
Now it’s on to the May 16 Preakness in Baltimore. We’ll see if American Pharoah has a shot to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.
After all the pageantry, fashion, glamor, glitz and hype, the 141st Kentucky Derby winner was crowned Saturday at Churchill Downs.
American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday, ridden by last year’s Derby-winning jockey, Victor Espinoza. The 5-2 favorite was in contention at the top of the stretch and pulled clear at the finish for his fifth win in six starts.
The 2015 Kentucky Derby, held Saturday under clear skies and the twin spires of Churchill Downs in Louisville.
American Pharoah (foaled February 2, 2012) After running poorly on his track debut, he recorded Grade I wins in the Del Mar Futurity and the FrontRunner Stakes and was voted American Champion Two-Year-Old Male Horse in the 2014 Eclipse Awards.
He began his 2015 campaign with wins in the Rebel Stakes and the Arkansas Derby.
Chad Johnson aka Chad Ochocinco agreed to do a race against a professional racehorse, for charity purposes…and with a slight start ahead of the horse, he easily dominated the race and won.
For all of those planning to attend the Kentucky Derby next month there’s one thing all you hat diva’s need to know. There will be no selfie sticks. Therefore if your planning to share your perfect Derby moments on social media…you’ll need a steady hand because selfie sticks aren’t allowed.
Representatives for Church Hill Downs have announced that the use of these devices are prohibited. Those who attempt to bring one inside the venue will be ask to throw it in the trash.
According to reports…the decision was made in the best interest of both the fans and the horses.
The good news is….if you have a iPhone or iPad and you refuse to dump your selfie stick …you can remain outside the gates and access the Kentucky Derby mobile app which allows users to access many great interactive features on their mobile device.
These features include:
- Event Lineup: View the list of exciting entertainment events and races beginning on Opening Night through the end of the year, build your own personal event “schedule” with one touch, and purchase tickets for each event directly from your mobile.
- Horses: Read about the Kentucky Oaks and Derby horses, view slideshows of these athletes in action, and start picking your favorites!