KENTUCKY (CBSLA.com) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah ran away with the Breeders’ Cup Classic in his final race.
American Pharoah becomes the first horse to win both the Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Belmost Stakes, Preakness Stakes) and the Breeders Cup Classic in the same year.
— Keeneland (@keeneland) October 31, 2015
The 3-year-old colt ran 1 1/4 miles in a track-record 2:00.07 as the sentimental 3-5 favorite among the crowd of 50,155 at Keeneland.
With American Pharoah’s Breeders’ Cup Classic win, each of the last 5 Triple Crown winners have won the final race of their career.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 31, 2015
With the victory, American Pharoah finishes career with 9 wins in 11 races.
He earned a total of $8,650,300 for Ahmed Zayat, the Egyptian-born owner who chose to keep his popular horse in training so fans could see him run.
“We wanted him to go out as a winner,” Zayat said. “He is a winner.”