Saturday, October 31, 2015

Breeders' Cup Classic Results: American Pharoah Did It

The only Triple Crown winner eligible to win the Breeders' Cup Classic EASILY beat a bang-up field including Honor Code, Tonalist, Keen Ice (who beat him in the Travers), and Frosted in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic. He controlled the pace just as he did in the Belmont, leading from wire to wire in Keeneland.

He won by about six lengths. Effinex (who somehow got that name past the Jockey Club) came in second, and Honor Code came in third.


American Pharoah set the pace and pulled away with ease in the stretch to take the 1 1/4-mile dirt test. Zayat Stables' homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile set fractions of :23.99, :47.40, and 1:11.21 through six furlongs, while Effinex provided mild pressure on the backstretch. The leader, however, had no challengers leaving the far turn.

Now it is off to Ashford Stud.


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