Saturday, June 6, 2015

American Pharaoh!

Winning the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes
June 6th, 2015 is a day that has made history! It has happened! For the first time in thirty-seven years we have a Triple Crown Winner! The Triple Crown is among the most prestigious series of horse races for three-year-olds. In order for a horse to win the Triple Crown, it must first win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. Then it needs to win the mile-and-a-half long Belmont Stakes! Only eleven horses have ever won this award—that is, until today. Now there are twelve horses that have this claim to fame. American Pharaoh with his jockey, Victor Espinoza, and his trainer, Bob Baffert, have broken this long famine of winners. Congrats, American Pharaoh!

My family and I were standing up. We were cheering and we were shouting. We were on the edge of our seats. We watched history! I am so excited and honored to be able to say that I have witnessed such a "rare" occurrence. Although I am not really into horse racing, this was so exciting for me because of a combination of my love for horses and witnessing such a historical event. I am thrilled that I have been able to watch each of the three races on my television and that he made it all the way through all three races with flying colors even through the monsoon-type weather at the Preakness! Thank you all for sharing in my excitement!

Note: I did not personally take any of these images.



The Kentucky Derby

I heart the Triple Crown and American Pharaoh!

The four most recent Triple Crown Winners and their silks

Winner of the Preakness

Jockey: Victor Espinoza

10 comments:

  1. Wasn't that an amazing race? I was so happy! History has been made! Go American Pharaoh! :D We watched the race as a family (after it happened) and were all very excited.

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    1. I was totally on the edge of my seat, as they came around the curve coming on the homestretch, I almost blacked out—I don't think I was breathing!!! lol. Yeah, we actually watched it after it happened too but it was just as exciting! It was certainly a race to the finish!

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  2. I don't typically follow horse racing, but I am also excited about this! Jessica

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    1. Yes, it is something to be excited about! Thanks for commenting!

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  3. It was pretty exciting to watch!! The following day I watched the Secretariat movie and I even found a Youtube video of the real Secretariat racing the Belmont.

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    1. Yes, the Secretariat movie is super fun! We have really enjoyed it and isn't his real race great!? Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Thanks for posting! I didn't know that this had happened. Shows how much I keep up with horse racing. :)

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    1. Haha, yeah. I figured that not too many readers would but I was just too excited NOT to share! lol!

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  5. Hey Bethany! I nominated you for the sisterhood award on my blog! :) http://jessaswhimsicalwritings.blogspot.com/2015/07/sisterhood-award.html

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