American Pharoah captured the middle jewel of the Triple Crown here in Baltimore. Now, the colt is looking to make history this weekend in New York – winning the Belmont Stakes.
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.
Ahmed Zayat spends big money buying and betting on horses, and brags about how successful he’s been at everything he’s set out to accomplish.
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 to a man who says he fronted Zayat money for gambling bets placed at offshore casinos.
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.
Dortmund won’t be around for this one, but a familiar cast of 3-year-olds are lining up as potential spoilers when American Pharoah attempts to win the Belmont Stakes and give thoroughbred racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
Preakness and Derby winner American Pharoah leaves Pimlico.
American Pharoah stood outside the Pimlico stakes barn, staring straight ahead at trainer Bob Baffert, who was holding his lead shank while two others were hosing off the white bandages around the colt’s legs.
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.
Start to finish, the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes will take less than two minutes.