Racing fans all over the world have been anxiously anticipating the coming of the next Triple Crown winner. Not since Affirmed in 1978 has a horse been able to win the three biggest races for a three year old, The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness and The Belmont Stakes. Many said it couldn’t be done again, that horses just weren’t bred to run like that anymore. Saturday, a brown colt proved them wrong.
American Pharoah may only be a three year old, but in his short career he has created more of a stir than anyone could have imagined. This unassuming bay colt was bred in Kentucky, his sire Pioneer Of The Nile came a close second in the Kentucky Derby, and his dam even more unassuming.
People started to notice him with his impressive wins in G1 stakes throughout the country, and when time came for the Kentucky Derby, it was clear that he was one to watch. By the time he crossed the finish line, there was no stopping Pharoah. From there fans watched as he demolished the field in The Preakness, running through a sloppy track to cross the finish line first. It was clear, this horse was something special.
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes brought anticipation from all over the world, as millions tuned in to see if the 37 year streak would be ended. In a short mile and a half American Pharoah showed the world that he was something special, there was no stopping him, and with a 5 1/2 length lead he bolted across the finish line to make his way into the history books!
American Pharoah is headed to the Breeders Cup Classic to attempt a final Grand Slam in horse racing and will retire to stud after.
Golden Oak Stables congratulates American Pharoah on his amazing win!