"That's a hell of a horse," said Gary Stevens, who finished seventh aboard Tale of Verve. "The race was over in the third jump from the gate."
American Pharoah crosses finish line 1st at Belmont in bid to end 37-year Triple Crown drought →
"What a great mare," he said. "I think there's still quite a bit of room to grow."
Beholder wins Santa Lucia Stakes at Santa Anita →