A three-year-old colt has the chance to make history on Saturday when he races in Doncaster's St Leger, the final classic of the season.
Camelot has already won the 2000 Guineas and The Derby, and if he can complete the hat-trick by winning the St Leger, he will be the first horse for more than 40 years to win racing's 'Triple Crown'.
It’s a feat that has been achieved just twice since the end of the First World War, and the last horse to complete the trio was the famous Nijinsky, back in 1970.
To win the three Classic races is considered the greatest accomplishment by a racehorse. The races are run over varying distances - the 2000 Guineas over one mile, The Derby over one and a half miles, and the St Leger one and three quarter miles – so to win all three proves a horse has speed and stamina as well as class.
Camelot is trained in Ireland and has been unbeaten in five races. He is trained by Aidan O’Brien, and ridden by the trainer’s son Joseph.
The pair will start as favourites for Saturday's feature race.
“He is a very special horse and I am just very fortunate to be able to be on his back,” said Joseph O’Brien.