NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah arrived at Belmont Park, Tuesday as excitement builds for a potentially history-making moment at the Belmont Stakes.
As CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reported, the 3-year-old colt stepped onto Belmont soil, where thirteen others have come with high hopes and left with heartbreak.
American Pharoah, looked regal after a special delivery from Kentucky aboard a plane dubbed ‘air horse one.’
The question on everyone’s mind is will he finally be the one that can break the 37-year drought by earning that third jewel of the Triple Crown.
After an impressive final run at Churchill Downs, American Pharoah is in the home stretch of a run at immortality.
He wowed them at the Kentucky Derby and dominated the Preakness.
Now American Pharoah runs for a place in history.
If he passes the test of champions, he will be crowned only the 12th horse to do so. If not, he joins the heartbreak of 13 other also-rans.