BELMONT, NY – On June 6th, a sweaty, oblivious animal will be crowned the winner of the Belmont Stakes — and chances are, it will be some super disappointing party crasher not named American Pharoah.
Triple Crown winners are a rare breed. With only 11 horses accomplishing the impressive feat since 1919, the percentage that gallop to glory is smaller than the people riding them. And as the world waits with misplaced optimism in hopes of seeing the 12th Triple Crown Winner, 9 terrible oat bags are training hard for the chance to ruin everyone’s day.
Here’s a look at the odds of the field:
Wizard Potato: 12-1
Harry Caray’s FUPA: 20-1
Pugnummy Hampanther: 6-1
Hoof Hearted III: 30-1
Sarah Jessica Parker: 30-1
Which horse’s flared snout will cross the finish line first? Like the phrase “clam in a clean cream can” — it’s hard to say. The only safe bet is disappointment.