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'A part of history': Maryland racing fans celebrate American Pharoah's Triple Crown

'A part of history': Maryland racing fans celebrate American Pharoah's Triple Crown

After the drinks had been spilled and the yelling had quieted inside Pimlico Race Course's Sports Palace bar, after American Pharoah had become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978, four friends from Baltimore clutched their winning tickets Saturday night as if they might otherwise float away. It had been a surreal day for a group who said, in a less frenzied moment later, that they had lived their life through Triple Crown races. Jon Morgan and Carol Frigo had met at a Kentucky Derby party in Louisville, Ky.; their first date was at Chuck and Maria Wetherington's wedding, about a month after the 1985 Kentucky Derby. Since their days together as students at...

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