THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BELMONT TONIGHT

American Pharoah could win the triple crown tonight. (We'll use AP for short)
  1. Last time a horse won the triple crown: 1978. Jimmy Carter was president.
  2. If you want to watch JUST the race, tune in to NBC at 6:50 PM ET.
    And IF AP wins, tune into SNY because I'll be anchoring our coverage. Yay. Get psyched.
  3. AP's odds: 3-5.
  4. Belmont is a mile and a half long. It will be longest race of AP's career.
  5. AP will start in 5th position
    Last time a horse won the Belmont from there: 1991.
  6. AP's jockey, Victor Espinoza, is the first jockey ever with 3 chances to win the triple crown. (Lost all 3)
  7. AP's trainer, Bob Baffert, lost his last 3 attempts at the triple crown as well.
  8. Last 6 times a horse has had a chance at a triple crown, a rested horse has won
    Meaning either that horse skipped the Preakness, or didn't participate in any of the triple crown races entirely.