American Pharoah’s quest for the Triple Crown continued with a spectacular seven length victory in the $1.5 million Preakness S. (G1), setting the stage for the Zayat Stables horse to attempt to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in the June 6 Belmont S. (G1).
Dortmund, at 4/1 odds at the Preakness after finishing third at Churchill Downs, finished fourth on Saturday. Firing Line, who finished second at the Kentucky Derby, finished seventh on Saturday.
This is the third time Espinoza has won the first two legs of the Triple Crown; he was also atop War Emblem in 2002 and California Chrome in 2014.
— Racing Dudes (@racing_dudes) May 16, 2015
|1||1||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert|
|2||5||Tale of Verve||Joel Rosario||Dallas Stewart|
|3||7||Divining Rod||Javier Castellano||Arnaud Delacour|
|4||2||Dortmund||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|5||3||Mr. Z||Corey Nakatani||D. Wayne Lukas|
|6||4||Danzig Moon||Julien Leparoux||Mark Casse|
|7||8||Firing Line||Gary Stevens||Simon Callaghan|
|8||6||Bodhisattva||Trevor McCarthy||Jose Corrales|
|Tale of Verve||—-||$19.00||$8.80|