When is the last time a horse won the Triple Crown?
Victor Espinoza reacts after crossing the finish line with American Pharoah to win the 2015 Belmont Stakes horse race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.
Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is the odds-on favorite to win Saturday’s Preakness Stakes in Baltimore, Maryland.
If Always Dreaming can win the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” then he’ll be two-thirds of the way to winning horse racing’s Triple Crown.
The Triple Crown is comprised of three races: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. The 149th running of the Belmont Stakes will be held on June 10 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.
A horse has to win all three of the aforementioned races in succession to claim the Triple Crown Trophy.
The most-recent thoroughbred to accomplish this feat was American Pharoah, who turned the trick in 2015.
American Pharoah jockey Victor Espinoza, second from left, and trainer Bob Baffert, center, join members of owner Ahmed Zayat’s family holding up the Triple Crown Trophy. AP Photo/Kathy Willens
With legendary jockey Victor Espinoza riding him to victory in all three races, American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978 (Affirmed) to complete the sweep.
Here’s a look at American Pharoah’s race times in each of the Triple Crown events:
Kentucky Derby: 2:03.2
Preakness Stakes: 1:58.5
Belmont Stakes: 2:26.7
Can Always Dreaming join American Pharoah in the Triple Crown club? First he’ll have to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday.