American Pharoah Wins Breeders’ Cup Classic by a Landslide (Video)
American Pharoah went out in style, winning the Breeders Cup Classic earlier today at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.
The 2015 Triple Crown winner got out to an early lead, and that lead only grew over the course of the next 1 1/4 mile. In the end, it was American Pharoah by 6 1/2 lengths over Effinex in a blazing 2:00.07—a new track record.
Trained by Bob Baffert and jockeyed by Victor Espinoza, American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic (Horse Racing’s Grand Slam). He will undoubtedly go down as one of the greatest race horses in the history of the sport, winning 9 of his 11 career starts.
Up next for American Pharoah is a life of breeding at a farm in Kentucky. Here’s a look at how he ended his historic career at today’s Breeders’ Cup Classic: