American Pharoah to Monmouth


The Triple Crown winner's connections have made the exciting decision to make his next start right here in Monmouth Park's $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on August 2.
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Great time for horse racing! Congratulations American Pharoah!


American PharoahAt long last, the Triple Crown drought is over. American Pharoah's win in the Belmont Stakes gave him the Triple Crown championship — one of the sporting world’s rarest feats. He defeated seven rivals in the grueling 1 1/2-mile race, covering the distance in 2:26.65 to end the longest stretch without a Triple Crown champion in history.


He won the Derby by one length on May 2 and then romped to a seven-length victory in the rainy Preakness two weeks later.


Congratulations to all the connections!


American Pharoah Phun Phacts

  • He was the first horse to win the Triple Crown in 37 years
  • American Pharoah is the 12th horse and first since Affirmed in 1978 to win three races on different tracks at varying distances over a five-week span.
  • His tail was shortened after being bitten off on the farm as a youngster. Rumor has it that one of his competitors, Mr. Z, is responsible for the wicked chop!
  • He probably doesn't hear the fans cheering for him because he wears ear plugs to block noise that might make him nervous.
  • He was only horse to run in all three Triple Crown races in 2015.
  • Marsha Baumgartner, of Barnett, Mo. is responsible for naming American Pharoah in an online naming contest held by the Zayat family on their website. She also misspelled Pharoah! For more on the story of his name, click here.
  • His father, Pioneer of the Nile, finished second in the 2009 Kentucky Derby. His grandfather, Empire Maker, won the 2003 Belmont Stakes and came in second at the Kentucky Derby. His great, great grandfather, Unbridled, won the Kentucky Derby in 1990.
  • He is a ridgling, which means he has an undescended testicle. He probably would have been castrated and turned into a gelding if he hadn't shown so much talent.
  • His jockey, Victor Espinoza, donated all of his winnings from the Belmont Stakes to a cancer research and treatment facility.
Belmont winner!

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