Spotlight: American Pharoah

AmericanPharoah2_withPhotoCreditJocular jockey: Victor Espinoza rode American Pharoah to victory in the 2015 Belmont Stakes

History is about to be made as American Pharoah prepares for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic in Race 11 tomorrow, 10/31, at Keeneland. Win or lose, he will be the first Triple Crown winner to race in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Being drawn for post position #4, he is already the big favorite.

After losing his debut race, American Pharoah has done nothing but impress his fans with back to back wins. He was 2014’s Champion 2 year old and continued that momentum into 2015. Winning the Kentucky Derby by a length and the Preakness by 7 lengths, there was much anticipation for the Triple Crown hopeful. On June 6th, 2015, American Pharoah broke a 37 year drought winning the Belmont Stakes and becoming the twelfth Triple Crown winner. His Belmont performance was the second fastest recorded race time at Belmont, second to Secretariat.

American Pharoah won 6 races in a row in 2015 before placing second in the Saratoga Travers Stakes on August 29, 2015. In his 10 career starts, he had 8 wins and 1 place. Everyone will be watching to see if he can add a win at this Saturday’s race to his impressive resume.

Following the Breeders’ Cup, American Pharoah will be taken to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud near Lexington to enjoy retired life. Everyone here at Greyhound Channel will be rooting for American Pharoah and wish him the best of luck!

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