American Pharoah will line up alongside some of the world's fastest race horses Saturday in the hopes of dashing to victory in the Belmont Stakes and ending a long drought of Triple Crown winners.
So what does it all mean? What's American Pharoah's story, and who's come before him? And what exactly is the Triple Crown, anyway?
Test your knowledge ahead of the big race with our handy quiz below — and if you need a crash course in Triple Crown lingo, read up on horse racing's marquee events here.
And you're off!
Didn't do as well as you'd hoped? You might try reading up with these primers:
- A Bettor's Guide to the Triple Crown
- Seven Ways to Fake Being an Expert on the Triple Crown
- Quips and Tips: What It Takes to Win the Triple Crown
- Triple Crown Try: What Could Stand in American Pharoah's Way
- Racing in Their Bones: Top Jockeys Follow Fathers, Brothers to Track
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