American Pharoah has won the triple crown this season while convincingly displaying its own style and was compared with the all-time greatest racing horses. Now, the Bob Baffert-trained horse has notched up another feather in its crown by winning the Haskell Invitational race on Saturday.
American Pharaoh And Its Exploits At Haskell Invitation
American Pharoah was stuck to second position for most of the race, then Mexican jockey Victor Espinoza pulled off yet another stunning victory accelerating in the final rounds of the race.
The three-year-old’s unofficial finishing time was 1 minutes 47 seconds.
American Pharoah’s Egyptian owner, Teaneck resident Ahmed Zayat, was delighted after his favorite horse delivered once more, two months after registering the sensational Triple Crown win at Belmont Park.
“That could’ve been the easy way out,” Zayat’s son Justin said before the race. “We wanted to keep the horse out for the fans.”
The family wished to field the horse at Haskell for a long term. Not putting it in was never a consideration, revealed Justin.
American Pharahh has become a treat to watch for racing fans as it is always capable of producing something special to thrill their sensations.
After racing in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in October, Bob Baffert’s specially trained sensation is expected to retire. Though the the retirement issue isn’t confirmed yet.
The Saratoga Race
The New York Racing Association is keeping no stones unturned to stage American Pharoah along the Saratoga racecourse.
The NYRA made the announcement on Saturday that is sure to get the attention of the Triple Crown winner, speed sensation’s owner, jockey and trainer.
The stakes of the 146th race and the total purse of the contest will rise significantly if and only if the American Pharoah features in it.
Travers purse will go from $1.25 million to $1.6 million, according to the NYRA, if it finally manages to showcase the glamor of American Pharoah.