American Pharoah joined the exclusive club of Triple Crown winners Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed.
The words ‘Triple Crown’ are getting thrown around like a gigantic box full of plastic toys at a New York City daycare for a bunch of ADHD brats. And it’s been happening for close to 37-years now.
Here are a few facts about the man that will be hoping to ride American Pharoah into the history books.
With a possible Triple Crown winner poised to run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, horse racing fans face a dilemma.
Like a lot of athletes, American Pharoah has his quirks. The brown colt is easy to pick out on the racetrack. He’s the one with the shortest tail.
American Pharoah has been made the early 3-5 favorite to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years
For the 14th time since the last Triple Crown winner in 1978, we enter Belmont Stakes week with another chance at the elusive sweep.
Ahmed Zayat, owner of Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses him of owing $1.65 million.
1978. That year for those who follow horse racing is well known as the last time we saw a horse take home all three legs of the Triple Crown.
Torrential rain came to Baltimore about ten minutes before post-time of the Preakness Stakes but that didn’t bother the Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah.
The slightly shorter distance of the Preakness and the likelihood of another manageable pace makes Dortmund a solid play at odds of 3-1 or better.
The Preakness Stakes will present a rare, but not unprecedented, story that could see the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah upend his chance at a Triple Crown if stablemate Dortmund avenges his Derby defeat.