Belmont Stakes

American Pharoah is brought out of his stall to be bathed after training at Belmont Park on June 4, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

147th Belmont Stakes: Things To Know For American Pharoah’s Triple Crown Bid

The Triple Crown trail ends with the Belmont Stakes, and it’s finished in heartbreak for 13 horses whose Triple tries were foiled since 1979.

06/06/2015

Keen Ice is led through the paddock past a statue honoring Triple Crown winner Secretariat during workouts prior to the 147th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Would A Triple Crown Help Or Hurt Horse Racing?

Amid a push to improve drug testing, a dwindling fan base and horse breakdowns, racing is a far cry from the popular sport it used to be in the days of Secretariat, Seattle Slew and Affirmed.

06/06/2015

American Pharoah

WATCH: American Pharoah Gallops For Final Time Before Belmont

American Pharoah has taken a final gallop around Belmont Park before he attempts to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday and become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.

06/05/2015

Bob Baffert, American Pharoah

On WFAN: American Pharoah Trainer Bob Baffert Confident Ahead Of Belmont

“Everything that I see, the way he’s trained, it looks like he still has it in the tank,” Baffert told Francesa.

06/05/2015

ELMONT, NY - JUNE 05: American Pharoah is given a bath after morning workouts prior to the 147th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 5, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images

Keidel: Sport Of Kings Invades Queens

American Pharoah, the stud with the oddly spelled name, a mile and a half from history. The most heralded horse in the nation will be in New York tomorrow. And we need it.

06/05/2015

American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza acknowledges the crowd after winning the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 16, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

5 Facts About American Pharoah Jockey Victor Espinoza

He’s out to make history in more ways than one.

06/05/2015

American Pharoah's Final Gallop Before Belmont Stakes

5 Facts About Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah

American Pharoah won both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and he’s looking to become horse racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed won all three races in 1978.

06/05/2015

American Pharoah works out prior to the 147th Belmont Stakes on June 5, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: American Pharoah Will Break The Triple Crown Drought

Is he strong enough to beat solid horses like Frosted and Materiality, who are rested and ready to roll? I say yes — we’ll see history Saturday at Belmont Park.

06/05/2015

Fans make their way into Belmont Park prior to the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7, 2014 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Belmont Not Sold Out — Yet — For American Pharoah’s Run At Triple Crown

NYRA implemented a cap at 90,000 spectators for this year’s Belmont Stakes. In another departure from tradition, no tickets will be sold at the track on race day.

06/05/2015

American Pharoah during training at Belmont Park on June 4, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Grueling 1.5 Miles Stands Between American Pharoah And Triple Crown

Twelve horses have tried to complete the sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont and failed since 1978. Now it’s American Pharoah’s turn Saturday.

06/05/2015

Sheila Rosenblum with one of her horses. (Credit: CBS2)

Former NYC Ballerina And Model Builds Successful Horse Racing Syndicate

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.

06/04/2015

Victor Espinoza, the jockey for American Pharoah, visits the resting place of Grand Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Schneerson. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: American Pharoah’s Jockey Looks To Higher Power Before Belmont Stakes

The Belmont Stakes is the the kind of place where luck looms large. But the team behind American Pharoah is hedging its bets by locking in a little help from above.

06/04/2015

Jorge Alvarez rides American Pharoah during training at Belmont Park on June 4, 2015 in Elmont, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

American Pharoah Gallops Strongly During Belmont Stakes Workout

American Pharoah picked up the training tempo Thursday morning as he prepares for the Triple Crown try in the Belmont Stakes.

06/04/2015

LIRR Belmont Park Station

Renovated LIRR Station Promising Better Ride For Belmont Stakes Fans

With thousands expected at Belmont Park Saturday to watch American Pharoah make a run for the Triple Crown, transit officials are promising a smoother ride this year thanks to a new LIRR station officially opening on Thursday.

06/04/2015

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Belmont Stakes: How I’d Bet $100

With a possible Triple Crown winner poised to run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, horse racing fans face a dilemma.

06/04/2015

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