In yet another display of sheer class, Spendthrift Farms’ Beholder sat second early, made the lead midway around the far turn and cruised to a 1 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade III
Across the Board | Before 90,000 fans at Belmont Park plus millions more on national and International television outlets, American Pharoah turned in an historic, memorable performance to become the 12th Triple Crown Champion in American racing history.
The Sharp Approach | Well, when you’re wrong, you’re wrong. And, man, was I wrong. American Pharoah not only won the Belmont and the Triple Crown that went with it, but it was the most impressive of his classic wins.
V.I.P. Getting Rich with Saber | As I wrote in my column last week, “If left alone on the front end, forget about it.” That is just what took place as American Pharoah took them wire-to-wire in the finest Belmont Stakes performance since Secretariat.
The NFC East has been largely unpredictable the past three seasons, with the team carrying the longest division odds at midsummer finishing first. In 2012 it was Washington at 10 to 1, in 2013 Philadelphia at 5-1 and last year Dallas at 4-1.