Triple Crown for American Pharoah?
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - Despite winning the Kentucky Derby and being favored to win the Preakness Stakes, the odds are against American Pharoah winning horse racing's Triple Crown this year.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the odds that American Pharoah will win the Triple Crown are currently sitting at 9/4, while the odds against him winning all three legs are 2/7.
The odds mean you would win $9.00 for every $4.00 that you wagered on him winning the Triple Crown, and only $2.00 for every $7.00 that you wagered on him losing either the Preakness or Belmont.
The last contender to win the Triple Crown was back in 1978 when Affirmed pulled off the feat one year before Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown. In 2014, California Chrome won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness but fell short in the Belmont Stakes.