The first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, American Pharoah won the online reader vote for Sports Illustrated’s 2015 Sportsman of the Year.
The honor is reserved for the “one who embodied the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement,” according to the magazine's article on Pharoah's latest win.
Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont and the October Breeders’ Cup Classic, earning $8.3 million this year and $8.7 million total.
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