In just two days eyes from all over the world will descend on Belmont Park to hope to see history be made. This will mark the seventh time in 15 years that a horse has come this far in their Triple Crown journey, but none have managed to conquer the Belmont. Will American Pharoah make history?
Saturday, June 6th marks the 147th running of the Belmont Stakes. This prestigious race has become the cherry topping on the three year old horse racing world being the last leg in the race for the Triple Crown. Millions will tune in and thousands have made their way to New York to hope for a chance to witness horse racing history be made when the favorite, American Pharoah, goes up against a field of 8. Each of the horses is arguably as talented as the last and there’s no telling who might pull out the win.
The Belmont has always been a tough race with a long 12 furlong, or 1.5 mile, length. Only horses with exceptional stamina can compete in a race of this length and it has proven to be a hurdle for so many. Not since Affirmed in 1978 has a horse proven itself across the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont!
American Pharoah is an easy favorite, with his Kentucky Derby win fresh in so many memories and his win at the Preakness on a sloppy track in the rain, his fans are sure that he can go the distance and make history once again!
Will you be watching? Golden Oak Stables will be!