Camelot bids to win the Triple Crown

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  • Unbeaten Flat racehorse Camelot will bid to become the first racehorse in 42 years to win the Triple Crown this weekend.

    The three-year-old,trained by Aidan O’Brien will run in the St Leger tomorrow (Saturday 15 September) at Doncaster.

    Camelot has already won the 2,000 Guineas and Derby this season and – if he wins the St Leger – will be the first horse since Nijinksy in 1970 to win the Triple Crown.

    He will be ridden by Aidan’s son, Joseph.

    “Everything has been good so far, although there are always worries,” said Aidan O’Brien.

    “The horse is a very independent thinker. He is very sharp minded, very intelligent and very relaxed. We think Camelot is like no other horse. Who knows what is going to happen – we don’t take anything for granted. We will do our very best, it’s all we can do.

    “Everything about this horse is different – he is obviously flesh and blood but you wonder as there is a different vibe around this horse. He is a different kind of acharacter – there is a bigger aura around him.

    “He is very unusual. To be going for the Triple Crown is something I could never dream of happening. There are still days to go and then we will see what happens. That is the reality of it.

    “Joseph knows Camelot better than anybody and he will go out there and do his own thing. It will be an interesting day.”

    A win in the race would mean Camelot will become only the 16th horse to do the treble since Western Australian in 1853 – the first Triple Crown winner.

    And if he wins trainer Aidan O’Brien will become the first trainer to win all five British Classics in a year.

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