Saturday, June 6
The wait is over! A 37-year Triple Crown drought came to an end on Saturday when American Pharoah won the 147th Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York.
With jockey Victor Espinoza up, the Bob Baffert trained, Zayat Stables owned colt wired the field in a time of 2:26.65.
American Pharoah was the heavy betting favorite, and he proved his doubters wrong in the 1 1/2 mile race as he showed that he was by far the class of this 8 horse field.
The Belmont Park crowd of 90,000 plus roared with excitement as he crossed the finish line. Frosted ran 2nd, with Keen Ice and Mubtaahij rounding out the superfecta.
Having already won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, American Pharoah became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978 with his Belmont Stakes victory.