American Pharoah wins Breeders' Cup Classic

Oct 31, 2015 7:08 PM by Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The latest on the Breeders' Cup, in which Triple Crown winner American Pharoah races for the last time before retiring.

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah won the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths Saturday in his final race before retirement.

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. Fans stood 20-deep all along the rail, cheering and snapping cell phone photos of the superstar horse.

American Pharoah won nine of his 11 career starts, including the first sweep of the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont in 37 years this spring. 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.

Effinex, a 33-1 shot, finished second and Honor Code was third.


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