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June 07, 2015

Throughout the spring, beginning in California the week before the Kentucky Derby, SI’s Tim Layden had a front-row seat for American Pharoah’s pursuit of horse racing’s Triple Crown. From Louisville to Baltimore to New York, Layden was at the barns in the early mornings and at the track in the afternoons. He spoke to trainers and owners, jockeys and exercise riders, horsemen and business men. In his columns, he told not only the story of the colt, but also of the people around him, and in the doing, he put American Pharoah’s achievement into indelible, and unforgettable, perspective.

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