Good-bye, American Pharoah! The Triple Crown winner is riding off into the sunset — but not before he races in The Breeder’s Cup on Oct. 31. American Pharoah wants one more victory before he retires and HollywoodLife.com doesn’t want you to miss a single second! Click to watch!
Will American Pharoah make it a grand slam? After winning the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes, the Triple Crown winner and his jockey, Victor Espinoza, 43, are going for one final ride at the Breeders’ Cup. With retirement looming, this race is the last chance to see the amazing American Pharoah run.
The thoroughbred horse racing season ends on Oct. 31 at the Keeneland racing track in Lexington, Kentucky. The Kentucky dirt will see a climatic end of an amazing career. The legendary horse, American Pharoah, will be retired after this race. Will he end on a win or will this just be a victory lap for him? The action kicks off at 5:35 P.M. EST. Be sure you’re ready to witness this amazing horse for the final time.
American Pharoah is actually a 4-5 favorite to win the $5 million dollar prize, according to Yahoo Sports. His biggest competition at the Breeders’ cup would have been Beholder, but the 5-year-old mare pulled out of the race. American Pharoah will face stiff competition, reports SB Nation, running against horses like Wedding Toast, I’m A Chatter Box and the race’s defending champion, Untapable.
The Breeders’ cup features horses older than American Pharoah, who is just 3-years-old. But that horse was able to do what no one else could in 37-years: win the Triple Cup! American Pharoah became the first horse since 1978 to take first place at Preakness, Belmont and the Kentucky Derby.
A horse risks serious injury with every race and instead of putting this legendary animal in harm’s way, his owner, Ahmed Zayat, sold his breeding rights to Ashford Stud. After the Breeders’ cup, American Pharoah will spend his days in Kentucky, hopefully breeding future world champion racers. So long, American Pharoah! Thank you for making history!
Are you excited to see American Pharoah’s last race, HollywoodLifers? Or are you sad to see him go?
— Jason Brow