Just over a week ago, American Pharoah raced into the history books when he became the sport's 12th Triple Crown winner. Some 90,000 people were on hand at Belmont Park to witness the event, while millions of people watched the race on TV or online.
Since the Belmont Stakes, American Pharoah and his human connections have been just about everywhere, it seems, from jockey Victor Espinoza making appearances on The Tonight Show and Live with Kelly and Michael to the Triple Crown champ himself being paraded at Churchill Downs.
As Andrew Hawkins writes for the South China Morning Post, American Pharoah's Triple Crown win wasn't just great for U.S. racing, but for racing worldwide.
“American Pharoah's win was about more than just trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Victor Espinoza and owner Ahmed Zayat,” Hawkins writes. “It was even greater than just the industry in the United States. It was a victory for thoroughbred racing across the globe.”
Read more in the South China Morning Post
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