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Readers pick American Pharoah for Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year in online vote

American Pharoah with Victor Espinoza up wins the Breeders' Cup Classic at the 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland Race Course Saturday October 31, 2015.
American Pharoah with Victor Espinoza up wins the Breeders' Cup Classic at the 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland Race Course Saturday October 31, 2015.

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.

The son of Pioneerof the Nile now resides at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Woodford County, where he’s set to begin stallion duties in 2016.

Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and Belmont stakes, and the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland, earning $8.3 million this year and $8.7 million total.

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