With the Belmont Stakes coming up fast on June 6, everyone’s eyes are on American Pharoah, the champion race horse that could very well be the very first horse in 37 years to take home the Triple Crown. Winning the Triple Crown requires finishing first at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since 1978 when the horse Affirmed took home the gold. To say that this is an exciting time is an understatement. In preparation for the big race, CNBC is airing a fascinating special called Secret Lives of the Super Rich: The Triple Crown tonight, giving us all a rare behind-the-scenes look at father and son team, Ahmed and Justin Zayat, their $20 million collar champion horse, American Pharoah.
Full of celebrities, billionaires, huge parties, and lavish cuisine, the program will air on June 4 and gives full VIP access on and off the track. It even takes you inside Air Horse One, the custom Boeing 727 that has been transformed into a luxury horse stable—after all, American Pharoah wouldn’t dare fly coach. You’ll get to see the $2,500 Mint Julep, served in a 24K gold cup and reserved for only the best, and witness 23-year-old Justin Zayat celebrate his Derby win.
With stakes as high as they can get, we can’t wait to see how American Pharoah does at the Belmont Stakes. But until then, we will certainly be tuning in to CNBC tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT for our own personal VIP pass into the craziness.