Post positions drawn for Belmont Stakes

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ELMONT, N.Y. —  Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah will bolt from post No. 5 on Saturday in the 1 1/2-mile race at Belmont Park.

Historically, the thoroughbred in the No. 1 position has fared the best in the race, followed by posts No. 3 and 5, according to a breakdown by Bleacher Report.

American Pharoah is the favorite to win 3-5. If the colt crosses the finish line ahead of his competitors, he and jockey Victor Espinoza will be the first to win a Triple Crown in 37 years.

Here is the complete list of post positions for this year’s race:

  1. Mubtaahij
  2. Tale of Verve
  3. Made from Lucky
  4. Frammento
  5. American Pharoah
  6. Frosted
  7. Keen Ice
  8. Materiality