American Pharoah wins Preakness, moves one step from Triple Crown

Preakness Stakes
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American Pharoah on Saturday won a sloppy, rain-drenched Preakness Stakes to come within one win of capturing horse racing's vaunted Triple Crown.

Only 12 horses have ever won the trifecta, with Affirmed being the last to accomplish the feat, in 1978. Having already won the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah needs only a win in next month's Belmont Stakes to complete the circuit.

"Great horses do great things," American Pharoah's trainer, Bob Baffert, said after the race.

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Jon Terbush

Jon Terbush is an associate editor at TheWeek.com covering politics, sports, and other things he finds interesting. He has previously written for Talking Points Memo, Raw Story, and Business Insider.