Saturday, October 31, 2015

First Time in History. . .


October 31, 2015 is a day that has made equine history! It has happened! For the first time in history we have a Grand Slam Winner! The Grand Slam is the title given to the winner of the Triple Crown, as well as the prestigious Breeders Cup Classic. This feat has never been accomplished. . . until now. Moments ago, eight horses settled into the starting gate, jockeys poised for action. The bell rang. The horses leapt forward as one. American Pharaoh, first winner of the Triple Crown in 37 years, took an early lead. He held that lead through the end of the 1 1/4 mile race on the Keeneland Racetrack just outside of Lexington, Kentucky. Not once did he waver. Never did he struggle. He kept his lead throughout the entire race and crossed the finish line 6 1/2 lengths ahead of the rest of the field. All viewers, including my family from our living room, were ecstatic! We had witnessed history once more! Three-year-old American Pharaoh with jockey Victor Espinoza, trainer Bob Baffert, and owner Ahmed Zayat took him to victory! American Pharaoh ran his race with seemingly no competition in 2:00.07.

Now, the famous horse has retired to become a stud and will be living in a lovely breeding farm near Keeneland, not far from where he was raised. He has finished his racing career with ease, class, and style. He is one of the best. Never will there be a horse like American Pharaoh.

2 comments:

  1. Wow!!! That's amazing!!! =D I know nothing about horse-racing, but this is cool!! :-)

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    1. Yes, for the most part, I am horse-racing ignorant but it is still amazing and wonderful! To witness, through my TV, something that has never, ever happened before is quite an adventure! Thanks for sharing my excitement.

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