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Jockey Victor Espinoza guides American Pharoah #18 on (Credit: Getty Images / Chris Graythen)

Jockey Victor Espinoza guides American Pharoah #18 on track prior to the start of the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015 in Louisville, Ky.

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
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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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