WITH the Epsom Derby firmly under the spotlight today, it is possible to momentarily forget that a piece of history is in the making tonight, when American Pharoah attempts to become just the 12th horse in history to land the American Triple Crown.

First achieved in 1919 by Sir Barton and most recently, in 1978, by Affirmed, this coveted achievement is within the grasp of the Bob Baffert trained star who landed the second leg of the treble by seven lengths at Pimlico three weeks ago.