It hadn’t happened for 37 years. Many people had begun to believe it was an impossible feat. Yet despite the slim chances, every year horse owners, trainers, and jockeys ready 3-year-old thoroughbreds to race in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes to attempt the three-win sweep known as the Triple Crown. On Saturday, June 6, American Pharoah defied the odds and ended the drought, becoming only the 12th ever horse to be a Triple Crown victor.
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