Saturday May 16th crowds from all over the world gathered in Baltimore Maryland and millions more tuned in to watch the favorite from the Kentucky Derby, American Pharoah, take a shot at coming even closer to history. What would take place is sure to be remembered!
American Pharoah quickly shot to stardom after being not only the favorite going into the Kentucky Derby but after pulling off a win in one of the most prestigious horse races in the world. This amazing bay colt, owned by Zayat Stables, was trained by Bob Baffert, one of horse racing’s most elite trainers. From his earliest races it was clear there was something different about this horse and he proved it true on the second Sunday in May at Churchill Downs.
Going into the Preakness, American Pharoah was the stand out favorite, down to having even odds for a good portion of race day. Eight horses came to Baltimore to give American Pharoah a race for his chance at history, including favorites from the Kentucky Derby. When the call for riders up came, the skies had darkened and by the time of the post parade, torrential rain had began to fall. The race quickly became much harder to predict with such a sloppy track.
American Pharoah broke early and fast, setting the pace for the pack. He kept his lead throughout the race, fighting off every horse in the pack to keep that coveted first position, until the final stretch where he crossed the finish line with an amazing seven length lead.
Now, American Pharoah is off to the Belmont for a chance at Triple Crown glory. With such an impressive race in the rain, and a Kentucky Derby win under his belt, there’s no surprise that fans are hopeful that this year the Triple Crown will be won again, all we can do is wait and see! Golden Oak Stables, will of course, bring you all of the news!