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History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.

Written by an award-winning New York Times sportswriter, American Pharoah is the definitive account not only of how the ethereal colt won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes, but how he changed lives. Through extensive interviews, Drape explores the making of an exceptional racehorse, chronicling key events en route to history. Covering everything from the flamboyant owner’s successful track record, the jockey’s earlier heartbreaking losses, and the Hall of Fame trainer’s intensity, Drape paints a stirring portrait of a horse for the ages and the people around him.

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  • “The fleet-footed American Pharoah…rides into the winner’s circle via effortless prose, well-reported insider details, a compelling human cast of characters—and an irresistible horse: smart, focused, and fast…Drape briefly visits the darker side of racing, but this is a feel-good tale of triumph, emotion, adoration. And why not? You can’t help but fall for Pharoah, a horse as sweet-natured as a pet, but one who floated as if on a cloud when he raced.”

    USA Today

  • “The tale [Drape] spins ends up being one that transcends athletics, a story of adolescence and small-town life…From the opening practice to the Redmen’s final game, Drape flawlessly paints a picture of how Smith Center achieves perfection year after year…Drape gives the reader a team worth rooting for.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Joe Drape’s writing captures the excitement of a Triple Crown run, and Aaron Abano narrates it with the breathless excitement of a racetrack announcer…Drape’s passionate reporting on the business of racing and the people behind Pharoah makes for interesting listening. Abano’s reading reaches listeners at a gut level that keeps going to the finish line.”


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