Exaggerator has officially become the new odds-on horse betting favorite to win the Belmont Stakes after it has been reported that Nyquist will skip the race as a result of illness. Looking back on the Kentucky Derby winner’s run, it always seemed rather unfair that he was constantly and negatively compared to last year’s Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. However, in light of this new development, coupled with Nyquist finishing the Preakness Stakes in third place, it appears as if this horse was doomed to not a second more than his 15 minutes of fame – but since a horse year is equal to 6 1/2 human years, then 15 minutes would equal… well, you get the idea.
With the annual quest for the Triple Crown of Horse Racing underway this 2015, we now have 2 legs, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, now in our past, let’s move forward to the Saturday June 6th Belmont Stakes. This Belmont Stakes is the 3rd and final leg of the Triple Crown racing for thoroughbreds. Can American Pharaoh overcome the still competition to take this Triple Crown Race and become the first in nearly Forty (40) years to sweep the 3 races and take the Triple Crown? Will another horse beat American Pharaoh who has already won the Derby and the Preakness to continue the Triple Crown dry spell for another year?