The Belmont Stakes had a place and a show, but only the ticket holders and trivia buffs remember who they were.
This one was all about American Pharoah, from wire to wire, from now to eternity.
Or at least until the next Triple Crown winner arises.
American Pharoah was a sprinter in the Kentucky Derby, a mudder in the Preakness, and is now worth a fortune in stud fees for his Egyptian-American owner who will never care how fans and registrars spell pharaoh.
Because now, both spellings have a rightful place in the world's fact files.