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American Pharoah unanimous pick as horse of the year

American Pharoah left no doubt about who racing's best horse was in 2015.

Neither did the Eclipse Award voters.

The Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup Classic winner won horse of the year and top 3-year-old male honors at Saturday night's Eclipse Awards — both unanimously. He was the first to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes since 1978, earning nearly $8.3 million last year alone.

"We had a phenomenal year," trainer Bob Baffert said.

American Pharoah and his connections picked up five trophies on racing's biggest award night, with Zayat Stables prevailing in the owner and breeder divisions and Baffert taking the...

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