and hours to go plus also a boost by competing with the fight between meryweather and manny p . not to mention both horses are giving bob baffert a fifty fifty chance of cashing in and close to adding another triple crown to his record.  no matter who winds up taking the derby today one thing is certain american pharoh or dortmund will have taken the first step to trying to after 37 years try and at last have the triple crown be theirs  and join an elite club . as clock ticking down when some horse will have taken the first step to adding to their win the triple crown at last. will it be dartmund. or american pharoh or some other horse given how most say the derby is a tight race this time around.