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For the first time in 37 years horse racing has a Triple Crown winner as American Pharoah wins the Belmont Stakes with jockey Victor Espinoza guiding him to the finish line on June 6, 2015 in Elmont. (Credit: Newsday staff)

Triple Crown winners

Since the 19th century, many have tried. Some even have come close.

But only these 12 horses have won horse racing's Triple Crown: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes in the same year.

American Pharoah

2015: American Pharoah Starting from the fifth post
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

2015: American Pharoah
Starting from the fifth post position, American Pharoah defeated Frosted by 5 1/2 lengths in the 147th Belmont Stakes, ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought.

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