On Saturday, Smarty Jones set records as he won at Pimlico in Maryland. With his 11 1/2 length victory, Smarty Jones looks to become the first undefeated horse to win the Triple Crown since Seattle Slew in 1977. To do this, he will have to win the Belmont Stakes, the final leg of the Triple Crown. Belmont's distance of 1.5 miles is often a tough test for the thoroughbreds, but Smarty Jones looked so strong on Saturday, that it is very possible that the public could see a Triple Crown. Since 1997, four other horses have had the chance to win the Triple Crown but lost in New York - Silver Charm, Real Quiet, Charismatic, and Funny Cide.
The mere thought of a possible Triple Crown makes Gothamist hella excited. There's nothing quite like betting $8 at a time on horses you know nothing about. Sure we're throwing money away, but it's fun and exciting which is all that counts in Gothamist's book. The Belmont Stakes are on June 5th at Belmont Park.
More information on the race from the NYRA.