MAY 2 2015: The start of an amazing year for American Pharoah and his team. Jockey Victor Espinoza, celebrates his second successive Kentucky Derby after being victorious on board California Chrome 12 months earlier.
MAY 16 2015: In a mud bath of a track, Espinoza lifts his arm in victory at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore -- part two of the three races that make up America's Triple Crown.
JUNE 06 2015: The stakes couldn't be higher for American Pharoah as the gates open to start the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York.
JUNE 06 2015: To the delight of the crowd and millions watching on television, Espinoza guides American Pharoah to the first Triple Crown in 37 years. The tension before the race was intense but jockey Espinoza was always confident.
"There was a lot of pressure for everybody else this year but not for me -- it was all about the confidence I have in American Pharoah," the Espinoza told CNN. "I always thought that if I could win the Kentucky Derby I 'll be on cruise control for the next two -- and that's what happened."
"The biggest challenge out of the three was the Kentucky Derby," Espinoza explains. "After that, you don't know how excited I was because I knew I had a Triple Crown winner. I mean, a lot of things can go wrong, but a lot of things can go right!" They did.