Fans can watch the 2015 Belmont Stakes live online and see if American Pharoah can pull off what no other horse in nearly 40 years has done.
After winning the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, American Pharoah is now trying to become the first horse since 1978 to achieve the elusive Triple Crown.
The final leg of the Triple Crown has a post time of 6:50 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Those who watch the 2015 Belmont Stakes may see the best chance at a Triple Crown in a very long time. While last year’s Triple Crown bid, California Chrome, came into the final leg facing several strong contenders, American Pharoah enters as a big favorite at 3-5 odds.
American Pharoah also has the benefit of the No. 5 post, which has produced 14 past winners including Seattle Slew, the 1977 Triple Crown winner.
“I’ve always liked the five. It’s a number I always do well with,” said trainer Bob Baffert. “More important is the horse is doing well.”
Owner Ahmed Zayat said he felt good about American Pharoah’s odds, but tried to temper his enthusiasm in light of what would be a historic accomplishment.
“I’m confident in the ability of American Pharoah because the horse is giving me that confidence. I’m not arrogant about it,” he said. “The horse looks very healthy and happy. We’re going in with no excuses.”
There are other strong contenders for the 2015 Belmont Stakes, including Frosted at 5-1 odds.
Frosted is based at Belmont Park and finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby, and also has a good draw in the No. 6 spot.
“We weren’t looking for any specific draw, but in the middle is always a great place to be,” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said. “In a mile-and-a-half race, they will all have plenty of time to sort it all out.”
Materiality is seen as another strong contender 6-1 odds and the No. 8 slot that jockey Javier Castellano said he is happy with
“I’d envision Materiality being close to the pace and Madefromlucky maybe in midpack,” he said. “I like the fact that we drew outside of American Pharoah. We’re going to make sure we break well this time and go into the first turn trying to make sure there’s an honest pace.”
[Image via Getty Images/Chris Graythen]