By: Siena Paglia
Foaled on February 2, 2012, was an American Thoroughbred racehorse who has set records, and his winning time was the second-fastest Triple Crown win, closing a quarter-mile time of 24.32 was faster than Secretariat’s.
Some of his wins are the Del Mar Futurity, FrontRunner Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Arkansas Derby, Haskell Invitational, and the Kentucky Derby. American Pharaoh’s amazing talents come from his parents, Pioneer of the Nile and Little Princess Emma which were both racehorse. This amazing horse couldn’t do it without his owner/breeder Ahmed Zayat, trainer Bob Baffert, and rider Victor Espinoza.
American Pharaoh’s total earning are $11,980,600 from his career so far. American Pharoah comes into this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships with something no other horse has ever had on its resume in the history of the event – an advantage of a Triple Crown victory. The Zayat Stables homebred became the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes and is now poised to end his racing career in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and claim racing’s first ever Grand Slam. The 31st Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international year-end event, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling $27 million, was held on October 31 and November 1, 2014, and brought the event to Los Angeles for the third consecutive year. The team behind this horse has gone through a lot to get him where he his now. American Pharaoh’s fans are hoping that this extraordinary thoroughbred will take the victory and end up setting records.