We’ve all heard it before, again and again. A thoroughbred dominates at the Kentucky Derby, goes on to win the Preakness and then arrives at Belmont Racetrack in Nassau County looking to make history, with all the fanfare that leads up to the Belmont Stakes and gets beat.
Lets face it, the Triple Crown race schedule is extremely grueling for a 3-year old thoroughbred and young horses are very unpredictable. Hundreds of thousands of fans arrive every spring to watch the big Triple Crown races in Baltimore, Kentucky, and New York because they are fascinating to watch and every fan dreams of seeing a Triple Crown winner in their lifetime.
Most fans arrived to the Belmont Stakes skeptical and left the racetrack in awe of American Pharoah. Thousands flocked to Long Island for California Crome in 2014 and I’ll Have Another in 2012. There was tremendous hype, but no Triple Crown. Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner in 1978 and fans were starting to wonder if there would ever be another tough superstar that could ring all three bells.
So on Saturday, at Belmont Racetrack in Nassau County, American Pharoah beat tremendous odds and gave horse-racing fans the Triple Crown they have been waiting 37 long years for!