Victor Espinoza celebrates atop American Pharoah after winning the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 6 — the first Triple Crown win since 1978. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Keen Ice runs during morning training ahead of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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A view inside the Kern's Kitchen factory in Louisville, Ky. Though lots of people in Kentucky have their own versions of what they call "derby pie," the Kern family trademarked the name "Derby-Pie" decades ago. And the Kerns are quite vigilant about protecting that brand name. Nina Feldman for NPR hide caption

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Goldencents training at Churchill Downs on May 1, 2013. Note: Due to an error in information provided by Getty Images, the original image with this post was of Golden Soul during one of its training sessions. We removed that image at 9:25 a.m. ET on May 5 and replaced it with this photo. Andy Lyons/Getty Images hide caption

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This picture has stayed in Noah Adams' mind. Dr. Kim Sprayberry/Hagyard Equine Medical Institute hide caption

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Kentucky Derby hopeful Pants On Fire jockey Rosie Napravnik. Ed Reinke/AP hide caption

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Announcer Tom Durkin at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., in May 2008. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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