So many horses have teased us by just missing the Triple Crown that it was hard to get excited about the bob-tailed American Pharoah this spring, even after he outfought Dortmund down the stretch to triumph in the Kentucky Derby and led the pack from gate to wire to win a muddy Preakness Stakes.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah made a triumphant return to the track by winning the $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday.
American Pharaoh, the horse that won this year’s Kentucky Derby, is owned by an Orthodox Jew, and Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis was born in Louisville. Here are 10 other facts about Jewish life in Kentucky.
When Masha Leon saw American Pharoah’s run for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes, she was reminded of another horse. A Yiddish horse.
A 3-year-old colt owned by an Orthodox Jew from Egypt claimed the first Triple Crown in 37 years.