American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza, second from left, and trainer Bob Baffert, center, join members of owner Ahmed Zayat's family holding up the Triple Crown Trophy after American Pharoah won the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Winning the 2015 Triple Crown while training American Pharoah was the career pinnacle for the horse trainer from Nogales and the UA. Baffert trained horses that won the Kentucky Derby in 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2015 and also won six Preakness Stakes and two Belmonts. His horses have won more than 2,750 races.

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