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American Pharoah Draws No. 5 Post For Belmont Stakes

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The field is set for the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, when American Pharoah will compete to become the 12th Triple Crown winner in history.

The post position draw was held Wednesday afternoon in New York. Here are the results:

(Photo credit: Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photograhy)

Post, Horse, Odds1,Mubtaahij,10-12,Tales of Verve,15-13,Madefromlucky,12-14,Frammento,30-15,American Pharoah,3-56,Frosted,5-17,Keen Ice,20-18,Materiality,6-1[/table]Kentucky-bred American Pharoah, winner of the Derby and Preakness Stakes last month, would be the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.Following Wednesday draw, owner Ahmed Zayed said he's confident in his colt.“I think that he’s a special horse," Zayed said. "What makes him special, in my opinion is the way he moves. He’s the best moving horse I’ve ever seen. And he does everything so easy for him.”
Joseph Lord is the online managing editor for WFPL.