Subscribe to Breaking News emails

You have successfully subscribed to the Breaking News email.

Subscribe today to be the first to to know about breaking news and special reports.

Fans Congratulate American Pharoah For Sealing Triple Crown at Belmont

by /  / Updated 
Image: 147th Belmont Stakes
Victor Espinoza, celebrates atop American Pharoah #5, after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6, 2015 in Elmont, New York. With the wins American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years. Rob Carr / Getty Images

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.

When American Pharaoh sped down the stretch at Belmont to became the first horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown Saturday, the crowd attending the Belmont Stakes went wild, and so did fans on social media.

The 3-year-old horse bested the field by 5 1/2 lengths, beating seven other horses that were more rested than he was going into the 1 1/2 mile race.

One competitor was a good sport:

Breaking News Emails

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.
MORE FROM news