American Pharoah brings home the fourth Kentucky derby victory for the Baffert family and also carries jockey Victor Espinoza to his third Kentucky Derby victory. Espinoza had American Pharoah in third place coming down the stretch and pulled out an amazing victory American Pharoah toured 11/4 miles in 2:03.02 an amazing time for an amazing horse. The beast finally was unleashed in this race and he made many people millions.
“We got the Derby,” Baffert said. “We got the most important race out of the way.” The 141st Derby showcased multiple horses that have placed and have had experience in the race. Espinoza had American Pharoah in the best position to shoot the firing line at the end, his experience in waiting to charge instead of holding down first place has paid off before and it paid off again. He went to jockey school in Mexico and came to the United States becoming a millionaire with three victories in America’s greatest race.