Caption: American Pharaoh gets bath with media watching at Belmont Park on June 2, 2015. <br /> Scenes and horses on track in preparation for Belmont Stakes day on June 6, 2015, in Elmont, N.Y.<br /> Worksfor6_3_15 image148<br /> Photo by Anne M. Eberhardt
Feb. 3, 1989: Apprentice jockey Nate Hubbard hung on for second literally when his horse, Sweetwater Oak, stumbled near the finish line at Golden Gate Fields and flipped the rider out of his saddle. As he tumbled forward, Hubbard grabbed on to the fillys neck and hung in mid-air until the race was over. The track stewards ruled it an official finish because Hubbards feet never touched the ground and Sweetwater Oak carried her assigned weight throughout the race.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will be running in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga tomorrow. His owner, Zayat Stables, will be donating a percentage of his winnings to the over 100 horses currently in aftercare at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. A big shout out to Zayat Stables LLC!!
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah with jockey Victor Espinoza flies across the track Sunday Aug. 2, 2015 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. on his way to an easy win in the 48th running of The Haskell Invitational. Skip Dickstein Photo