After becoming the 12th Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah joined the ranks of Secretariat and Seabiscuit as one of the most legendary race horses of all time. He returns to Kentucky, the state of his birth, to finish his triumphant racing career tomorrow in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland.
Then, like all great champions, he begins his new life as a stallion.
The Breeders’ Cup only began in 1984, making American Pharoah the first Triple Crown winner to run it. In the Classic, he will be facing his elders for the first time, coming off a two-month layoff, and racing a demanding 1 1/4 miles on a track he’s never raced before.
Following tomorrow’s race, American Pharoah goes to stud. That’s some carrot! Perhaps the thought of retirement will spur him on to one more victory!
Intertops Sportsbook has American Pharoah at -120 in Breeder’s Cup odds posted October 31, 2015