American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza, left, took aim on Firing Line and Gary Stevens at the top of the stretch in the Kentucky Derby on May 2. The colt is one win away from becoming the 12th Triple Crown champ.
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza, left, took aim on Firing Line and Gary Stevens at the top of the stretch in the Kentucky Derby on May 2. The colt is one win away from becoming the 12th Triple Crown champ. Herald-Leader
American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza, left, took aim on Firing Line and Gary Stevens at the top of the stretch in the Kentucky Derby on May 2. The colt is one win away from becoming the 12th Triple Crown champ. Herald-Leader

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