This horse Saturday concluded not only a career that took The Triple Crown in 2015 like a grand prize-fighter but won the prestigious Breeder’s Cup Classic in the finest fashion of any icing on a cake.
American Pharoah and that icing absolutely glowed.
It had this race tracker crying tears of pure joy. It’s what all in our industry lives for and this champion gave this sport of Thoroughbred Racing his all. He charged down that stretch like a warrior not to be denied taking with him his fans hearts. Everybody there, watching from another race track or in our living rooms felt like we were running the strides along with him.
Me I pray before a race, just come back safe, God let them all come back safe. As Pharoah made the far turn then began to open up I started yelling, open up, stay safe, open up, don’t take any bad steps. Man it was exhausting! LOL
Like Bob Baffert had said this one you wanted for the horse because he earned and deserved to go out with one more final victory. I hope to God that AP realizes how much joy he has brought to all of us, I believe he does because it was from God that this gift came to us.
The Class and Cream of the Crop.
KEENELAND – October 31, 2015 – Race 11
STAKES Breeders’ Cup Classic Grade 1 – Thoroughbred
FOR THREE-YEAR-OLDS AND UPWARD. Northern Hemisphere Three-Year-Olds, 122 lbs.; Older, 126 lbs.; Southern Hemisphere
Three-Year-Olds, 117 lbs.; Older, 126 lbs. All Fillies and Mares allowed 3 lbs. $50,000 to pre-enter, $50,000 to enter, with
guaranteed $5 million purse including travel awards of which 55% to the owner of the winner, 18% to second, 10% to third, 6% to
fourth and 3% to fifth; plus travel awards to starters not based in Kentucky.
One And One Fourth Miles On The Dirt
(American Pharoah – 2:00.07 – October 31, 2015)
23.99 47.50 1:11.21 1:35.47
4 American Pharoah 3.40 3.00 2.40
6 Effinex 14.20 6.60
9 Honor Code 3.40
$2.00 Exacta 4-6 $76.40
$2.00 Trifecta 4-6-9 $322.60
$2.00 Superfecta 4-6-9-2 $1,224.00 2 0
Congratulations to Jockey Victor Espinoza!