Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah won the $5 million 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic in Lexington, Kentucky by 6 1/2 lengths in the final race of his career, making him the first ever to win the Grand Slam of horse racing. He covered the 1 1/4 mile route in 2:00.07 – destroying the old record of 2:05.36. He was the 3-5 favorite of the 50,155 fans who witnessed the historical event, the biggest crowd Keeneland has ever produced.
— PJ Sloss (@peachypj) October 31, 2015
The Breeder’s Cup drew 18 million in sales this past weekend and had an expected economic impact of $65 million. The event also drew a celebrities to the Bluegrass.
American Pharoah has already moved on to another career where he is bound to break records — with the price of his stud fee. With a historic racing career in the past, you can now find him as a breeding stud at Coolmore Ashford Stud outside Versailles. Rumor is that his stud fee will be in the upper $200,000’s.
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