Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Favourite Pharaoh Triple Crown Attempt

American Pharoah will bid to become the first horse since Affirmed in 1978 to win the US Triple Crown and bookmakers William Hill make him a shade of odds-on to complete the feat.

Since 1978, 12 horses have won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes and attempted the Belmont Stakes, only to fall short.

“History shows us how difficult it is to win all three races, but American Pharoah is a very special horse and he could be the one to end the long wait for a Triple Crown winner,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Belmont Stakes: 4-5 American Pharoah, 4-1 Frosted, 5-1 Materiality, 12-1 Mubtaahij, 16-1 Keen Ice, 20-1 Madefromlucky, Tale Of Verve, 40-1 Frammento, (Each Way Terms: 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

* *Prices subject to change*