Drape: Pharoah’s Classic Win ‘A Crowning Moment For An Ethereal Journey’

by | 11.01.2015 | 9:42am
One of the choices for the NTRA "Moment of the Year" is American Pharoah's Breeders' Cup Classic victory.

“Nothing much was at stake — except the legacy of a horse and the definition of greatness,” wrote Joe Drape in his piece for The New York Times following American Pharoah's impressive victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Breaking swiftly, American Pharoah set out for the early lead as he had in the Preakness and Belmont, taking the field down the backstretch with long strides and extending that lead as he entered the homestretch. No one could catch the bay Triple Crown winner, who sailed under the wire a winner by 6 1/2 dominant lengths.

Drape wrote that it was the “most boring and beautiful race” he had covered. It was a fitting end to a sparkling campaign for American Pharoah.

“For those closest to the horse, it was a crowning moment for an ethereal journey.”

Read more at The New York Times

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