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American Pharoah Claims Coveted Triple Crown

American Pharoah on Saturday became the first horse in 37 years to capture Thoroughbred racing's coveted Triple Crown by handily winning the Belmont Stakes. The 3-year-old colt, with jockey Victor Espinoza aboard, bested seven rivals at the Belmont Park in Elmont, New York, and won the race by five lengths. He covered the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history. Frosted finished second, and Keen Ice was third. Although...

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