American Pharoah Wins Triple Crown, Owner's Gamble Pays Off
American Pharoah's Triple Crown win is a success story in an industry filled with big risks and rare payoffs.By Ben Lawson | June 6, 2015
American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978 to take home a Triple Crown Saturday, giving his owner a rare success story in horse racing.
American Pharoah is owned by Ahmed Zayat, and he's already paid off many times over, Triple Crown or not.
Zayat initially invested $300,000 in his thoroughbred. And so far, that horse has brought in more than $3.7 million in earnings before his Triple Crown victory.