“Becoming Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner and the first in 37 years elevates American Pharoah into the pantheon of America’s all-time greatest Thoroughbreds and one of the most accomplished athletes of the 21st century. Congratulations to owner Ahmed Zayat, trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Victor Espinoza and the entire American Pharoah team for their superb management and handling of an exceptional horse.

“A talent like American Pharoah is rare and special. Like his growing legion of fans, we eagerly anticipate the rest of his campaign and, when the time comes, the privilege of watching future generations of his offspring run.”