35Horse RacingA Long Time Coming
Date / Jun 6, 2015
Location / Belmont Park | Elmont, New York
Moment / American Pharoah ended the 37-year Triple Crown drought with a victory at the Belmont Stakes. The 2:26.65 time was the second-fastest (to Secretariat) amongst Triple Crown winners.
Impact / Becoming the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed won it in 1978, American Pharoah ran the sixth-fastest race of all time. The horse retired from racing at the end of 2015 and began breeding in 2016.