Drape: After Triple Crown Sweep, Is ‘Grand Slam’ Next For Pharoah?

by | 06.08.2015 | 12:05pm
American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) and jockey Victor Espinoza after winning the Belmont Stakes (Gr I) and the Triple Crown at Belmont Park

After becoming the first colt to accomplish a sweep of the Triple Crown in 37 years, many racing fans are curious to know what races will compose the remainder of American Pharoah's racing career.

In his latest column for the New York Times, Joe Drape ponders the same “what's next” for the champ, and floats the possible scenario of the Zayat Stables' talented colt going after horse racing's “grand slam.”

“The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, this year at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., on Oct. 31 seems like the most likely place for American Pharoah to end his career,” Drape writes. “It was first run in 1984, and if American Pharoah happened to win it, he would be something of a first.”

Read more in the New York Times


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