2015 Belmont Stakes Drawing (22x28)
The 2015 Belmont Stakes, the 147th running of the third jewel of the Triple Crown was held on June 6th. American Pharoah won the 1 1/2 mile race to become the 12th Triple Crown winner, and the first in 37 years since Affirmed in 1978.
I was at my Sisters house for the race. I like many in the horse race world were on the American Pharoah bandwagon, and really wanted to see him win the Triple Crown. I was going nuts as the horses came onto the front stretch, I still get goosebumps listening to the call by Larry Collmus, screaming at the top of his lungs. "American Pharoah has a two length lead, Frosted is all out at the Sixteenth Pole, and here it is, the 37 year wait is over, American Pharoah is finally the one, AMERICAN PHAROAH HAS WON THE TRIPLE CROWN!"
This drawing is 22x28, and is from a photo by Chelsea Durand (NYRA), and used by permission.
This is a photo of me at my Sisters house, working on my first of four American Pharoah drawings, moments after he had won the Triple Crown at the 2015 Belmont Stakes.
2015 Belmont Stakes Starters
Post Horse Jockey Trainer
1 Mubtaahij Irad Ortiz Jr. Mike De Kock
2 Tale of Verve Gary Stevens Dallas Stewart
3 MadefromLucky Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher
4 Frammento Mike Smith Nick Zito
5 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert
6 Frosted Joel Rosario Kiaran McLaughlin
7 Keen Ice Kent Desormeaux Dale Romans
8 Materiality John Velazquez Todd Pletcher