Triple Crown

If you’re off to the races for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, here’s what you’ll encounter. The most exciting two minutes in sports still smells of dirt, mint and tradition.
In the year since winning the Triple Crown and 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic, American Pharoah has received international accolades.
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Unbeaten Nyquist is the favorite, and is looking to get another step closer to making horse racing history.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown champion American Pharoah took charge out of the gate, winning the $5 million Breeders
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Triple Crown winners, like Secretariat, Affirmed and Seattle Slew, are revered. This year is no different, the Millennials have taken American Pharoah as their own on his trip to win the Triple Crown.
Have we, as a nation, lost our bearings? Have we lost all sense of proportion? The jubilation and near-hysterical levels of enthusiasm in response to American Pharoah winning horse racing's Triple Crown were not only wretchedly excessive, they were nutty.
Horse racing represents the two things I hate most: animal abuse and rich white people celebrating. Nevertheless, congratulations to American Pharoah on winning the equestrian Triple Crown.