American Pharoah was named the world’s top racehorse by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities on Tuesday.
“It’s a Cinderella ending to a Cinderella story,” owner Ahmed Zayat told The Associated Press. “To have this kind of acceptance internationally, and to get the recognition that you are the No. 1 in the world, is a true fairytale.”
On Saturday, American Pharoah was also named the U.S. Horse of the Year and three-year-old male champion at the Eclipse Awards in Florida.
After winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, American Pharoah captured the first Triple Crown in 37 years in June.
Golden Horn finished as the world’s second-best horse, after winning the Epsom Derby, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.