As American Pharoah has made his way to one of horse racing’s biggest stages – Belmont Park with a Triple Crown on the line – the human stars of his show have been his owner, trainer, and jockey.
And while they have rightly commanded the media spotlight, the three-year-old colt also has a supporting cast, along with antagonists who hope to spoil his chance at racing superstardom on Saturday.
Should American Pharoah become the 12th winner of the Triple Crown, a lot of people will deserve the credit, including some whose names don’t make the headlines.
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Cover photo of American Pharoah, credit NYRA/Susie Raisher