‘Galloping’ Out of a Historical Era


American Pharoah doing American Pharoah things

To become the first one to ever accomplish something is always a great accomplishment in itself.  For American Thoroughbred race horse American Pharoah it was becoming the first ever horse in history to complete the Grand Slam of American horse racing.  The wide brim hats and fancy expensive suits paled in comparison to the performance on the track.  When American Pharoah makes his way down to the dirt the anxiety is through the roof waiting for the gates to fly open and the horses to whip around the track.

The horse racing Grand Slam consists of the Triple Crown series races and the Breeders Cup.  The three races of the Triple Crown are the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.  American Pharoah’s success is truly a product of his trainers and owners.  Pharoah is trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Ahmed Zayat.  This two year old colt has recorded 9 wins through its short career, and a total racing record of 9-1-0.  As American Pharoah hangs up the saddle for the last time, we were all lucky to witness one of the greatest horseracing careers in American history.