American Pharoah Goes Wire To Wire In Belmont To Capture Triple Crown.

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American Pharoah Wins Belmont June 6, 2015_Triple Crown winner_Longshot's Blog

 

Victor Espinoza Celebrates Triple Crown Win 2015

 

Victor Espinoza Celebrates Triple Crown Win 2015

 

When American Pharoah won the KY I did something I have never done before, not write a blog. The same with the Preakness even though when I thought he was caught but then just took off and never looked back, I said no I’m not going to write the same old. I hope, he’s got it so on and so forth. I wanted this horse to win the triple crown so bad I like every one else whose been a part of this love affair with horses through work like me or just the fans of the sport of thoroughbred horse racing…. I waited.

This magnificent horse who hadn’t lost a race since he broke his maiden was facing the biggest and grueling test of all. A mile and a half of The Belmont when no matter if you won the first two legs this last one is whether history gets made or not.

It had been 37 years. I was 21 years old when I watched Affirmed do it, his time for the race 2:26.80. Today American Pharoah did it in 2:26.65. Now whether in my lifetime I’ll ever see Secretariat’s record of 2:24.00 be broken, who knows. I’m just happy I got the chance to witness another triple crown win.

Does this horse know how happy he has made so many people and what he achieved today. I think God will convey it to him.

Secretariat’s owner Penny Chenery was at the race today, like all of us she was ready, hoping, praying another horse would be crowned. We all got what we wanted. These horses are in our blood and once in they never ever get out. Thank God.

I was also so happy for trainer Bob Baffert, this man genuinely has brought such talent to the sport. Ahmed Zayat came from money, spent a lot, lost a lot and for only being in the business 10 years I hope he knows how fortunate he is. There are some that have been in the racing game for 50 years and never won a statue of a KY Derby let alone all three legs.

As far as Victor Espinoza is concerned, I knew in 2011 when he donated 100% of a weeks winnings in S. California to help aid the health and welfare of the grooms I knew this man was pure class and had a heart of gold. His riding ability, the knack for knowing his horse and what he has underneath him, when to rate and exactly when to let go you just knew he would turn out to be the success he has become. The blessings has come full circle for him, what a ride it’s been from the chance last year with California Chrome to this one and I’m sure it will continue. What a lesson, never give up.

I do wish somebody would have thanked American Pharoah’s groom as they are the ones who spends the most time taking care of a horses every need from sun up to sun down. I know, I was a groom. Needless to say we know the contribution we make even if it’s not acknowledged. The exercise rider also needed a nod as well.

Today history was made, I felt like I wanted to drive down the street blowing my horn like when our city wins the Stanley Cup or World Series. That is what it felt like, screaming at the top of our lungs at a TV, open up, open up, open up, you got it, you got it.

LOL, my throat got sore. Yes it is that excitement and joy we all feel after waiting so long. Nothing in the world compares to it.

The glorious world of Thoroughbred Horse Racing. I never would have changed what I did for a living for a second. It was 7 days a week of hard work, but when you run a horse and it crosses that wire first. All that time, effort, sweat, lack of sleep and oh the love they give you on return is worth every last second of it.

Today a three yr.-old colt named American Pharoah achieved the holy grail of horse racing, the triple crown and won the hearts of even non racing fans because even if you are not a fan those people still know it takes a special kind of a horse to accomplish winning all three legs to gain that ultimate crown. May this horse live a long happy life and be treated with the love and respect he has given to the sport and all of his fans.

Yeah we love our horses, always have always will. Wear that crown with pride big guy, you earned it.

 

American Pharoah Belmont Stretch 2015

 

American Pharoah Opens Up in Belmont

 

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  American Pharoah #5, ridden by Victor Espinoza, crosses the finish line to win the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

 

American Pharoh at the wire. Belmont_Triple Crown Winner

 

epa04787229 Jockey Victor Espinoza riding American Pharoah wins the 147th Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont, New York, USA, 06 June 2015. American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the coveted Triple Crown of US horse racing in 37 years.  EPA/PETER FOLEY

 

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  Victor Espinoza, celebrates atop American Pharoah #5, after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. With the wins American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

 

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  Victor Espinoza, celebrates atop American Pharoah #5, after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. With the wins American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

 

American Pharoah Belmont Winners Circle 2015

 

epa04787232 Jockey Victor Espinoza on top of American Pharoah, raises the roses in the winner's circle after winning the 147th Running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park Racetrack in Elmont, New York, USA, 06 June 2015. American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years, the last horse to do it was Affirmed in 1978.  EPA/PETER FOLEY

 

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  Victor Espinoza, celebrates atop American Pharoah #5, in the winner's circle after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. With the wins American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

 

Jockey Victor Espinoza parades American Pharoah through the Winner's Circle after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. American Pharoah is the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed won it in 1978.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

 

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  Victor Espinoza (L), jockey of American Pharoah #5, owner of Ahmed Zayat, and trainer Bob Baffert (R), celebrate with the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown Trophies after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. With the wins American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

 

Ahmed Zayat holds up the Triple Crown Trophy after American Pharoah won the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. American Pharoah is the first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed won it in 1978.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

 

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 06:  Bob Baffert, trainer of American Pharoah #5, celebrates as his sun Bode looks on after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. With the wins American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 

6Ü15 ¦¨Pim¦ American Pharoah L 3 126 5 1¦ 1ô 1¦ô 1§ 1§ô 1ªô Espinoza V 0.75
2Ü15 ¦¦CD© Frosted L 3 126 6 3Ç 5Ç 5¦ 2¦ 2© 2§ Rosario J 4.10
2Ü15 ¦¦CD¬ Keen Ice L 3 126 7 5ô 4ô 4Ç 5¦ 4§ 3É Desormeaux K J 17.20
2Ü15 ¦¦CD¤ Mubtaahij-Ire 3 126 1 4ô 3Ç 3¦ 3¨ 3¦ô 4¬ô Ortiz I Jr 14.10
2Ü15 ¦¦CD¦¦ Frammento L 3 126 4 8 8 7Ç 4ô 5© 5§ô Smith M E 21.70
9Ü15 ¨Bel¦ Madefromlucky L 3 126 3 6© 6¨ô 6§ 6¦ 6¦ô 6§ö Castellano J J 14.60
16Ü15 ¦¨Pim§ Tale of Verve L 3 126 2 7§ 7ô 8 8 7¦ô 7¦ö Stevens G L 19.90
2Ü15 ¦¦CD« Materiality L 3 126 8 2ô 2¦ 2Ç 7Ç 8 8 Velazquez J R 5.40
OFF AT6:52 StartGood. Won driving. Track fast.

TIME :24, :48©, 1:13§, 1:37©, 2:02¦, 2:26¨ ( :24.06, :48.83, 1:13.41, 1:37.99, 2:02.33, 2:26.65 )

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6 -FROSTED 3.50 2.90
7 -KEEN ICE 4.60

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B. c, (Feb), byPioneerof the Nile – Littleprincessemma , by Yankee Gentleman . Trainer Baffert Bob. Bred byZayat

 

 

What started on May 2nd has now been completed and totally victorious.

Victor Victor_Belmont & Triple Crown

 

And at the end of the day a quiet moment between rider and horse, how more sweet could it be.

Jockey Victor Espinoza gives Triple Crown Winner American Phoroah a kiss of thanks and love. a perfect ending.

 

Victor Espinoza gives new triple crown winner american Pharoah a kiss of thanks_

 

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2 responses to “American Pharoah Goes Wire To Wire In Belmont To Capture Triple Crown.

  1. AMEN SISTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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