As if there was ever any doubt, American Pharoah is the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic champion.
Competing in his final race, Bob Baffert’s horse went out in absolute style at Keeneland. He jumped out to an early lead in what was a fairly slow pace, led wire-to-wire in the $5 million race and pulled away down the stretch in fully dominant fashion, becoming the first horse in the history of thoroughbred racing to win the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, or the “Grand Slam.”
And even after a slow pace to start the race, he still obliterated the course record, further strengthening his case as greatest of all time:
For one of the greatest horses in the history of the sport, there was no more appropriate way to go out. It was disappointing he didn’t get to race against Beholder, but it was a transcendent finish to a transcendent career nevertheless.
Relive the final piece of American Pharoah’s historic, legendary career above, and check here for the complete results and betting payouts: