American Pharoah faces seven rivals Saturday in his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner and first since Affirmed in 1978.
Among those who will be watching the Belmont Stakes is a local woman who has successfully formed her own racing team, including a horse that is American Pharoah’s half-brother.
Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah has gotten his first look at Belmont Park, jogging the mile-and-a-half around the huge oval with ease.
American Pharoah was made the early 3-5 favorite Wednesday to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
Big changes are coming to Belmont for American Pharoah’s attempt to break a 37-year Triple Crown losing streak.
American Pharoah has a shot at the Triple Crown next month at the Belmont Stakes on Long Island, and things will be a little different for fans at Belmont Park next year.
From the track to the rest of the grounds, staffers are putting the finishing touches on Belmont Park before the place comes alive Wednesday for Opening Day.
The Nassau County Medical Examiner confirmed the death of Juan Vazquez. NYRA said he was 39 and pronounced dead at a Long Island hospital.
There was no signage, no direction — just chaos. Perhaps track officials were too busy with the sound of coins and cash to hear the chaos just outside Belmont Park.
California Chrome became the latest contender to fall victim to the Belmont Stakes, as the 1 1/2-mile “Test of Champions” proved too much to overcome.
The Triple Crown races have been very good to Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker. His horse Undrafted won the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational on Saturday.
At 6:52 p.m. on Saturday, California Chrome will attempt to win the Triple Crown. For many of the thousands of people at Belmont Park, it will all come down to the little ticket in their hands.
Good weather — 82 degrees and sunny, according to the National Weather Service — could push the crowd into record territory on Saturday.
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“I can tell you he loves this track, and I don’t see him any problem getting a mile and a half,” Willie Delgado said Tuesday. “This is the strongest I’ve felt about him winning a race.”