An enthusiastic crowd attended Belmont Park cheering loudly for the chance to watch history unfold. After a quick start, American Pharaoh set the pace to win the Belmont Stakes and secure the Triple Crown. His exciting run will be remembered for years to come – cementing 2015 as an important season in the history of horseracing.
In 1978, Affirmed won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes to achieve what’s considered the greatest accomplishment of a thoroughbred racehorse. Now, more than 35 years later, Longines had the honor of timing American Pharoah’s successful runs at all three races – a feat that has only happened 12 times before.