- Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Victor Espinoza knew early in the race American Pharoah would win
- Before the win, the most recent Triple Crown winner was Affirmed in 1978
- Baffert and Epsinoza win their first Triple Crowns
(CNN)American Pharoah sat back in the starting gate and when the doors opened he was late. For a moment, for one second out of 146, it didn't look good for the horse who was chasing history.