American Pharoah

Belmont Week – Pharaoh Set For Final Breeze in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, May 31, 2015) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued preparation for Saturday’s $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 1/2 miles over the Churchill Downs main track Sunday morning with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez in the irons. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert flew into Louisville Saturday night from his Southern California base to oversee the homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile’s training. With six days out, Baffert and his team are still maintaining a positive and relaxed attitude. “He looks very healthy and he’s happy;…


Pharaoh Gallops at Churchill, Will Face 10 in Belmont

AMERICAN PHAROAH GALLOPS IN THE SLOP AT CHURCHILL DOWNS; BAFFERT WILL BE AT BARN 33 TUESDAY MORNING TO CHECK ON CHAMPION LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, May 25, 2015) – Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness Stakes (GI) winner American Pharoah continued his training for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 ¼ miles over a sloppy Churchill Downs main track on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET with Jorge Alvarez up. “He went great,” Alvarez said. “He loves the slop.” Jimmy Barnes, chief assistant to trainer Bob Baffert, also was pleased with how the homebred son…


American Pharoah Returns to Louisville’s Churchill Downs

Louisville, Ky., – With his date with racing history in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (Grade I) on the near horizon, Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) and Preakness (GI) winner American Pharoah returned to Churchill Downs on Monday to prepare for the third jewel of racing’s Triple Crown. The Bob Baffert-trained son of Pioneerof the Nile stepped off a van around 2:30 p.m. (all times EDT) at the track that has been his training center since his arrival for the Kentucky Derby on April 27.  American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2 and…


Kentucky Derby Winner Warms Up in Louisville for Saturday’s Preakness

From www.preakness.com BALTIMORE, MD., – Zayat Stables’ Kentucky Derby (G1) winner American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s third-place Derby finisher Dortmund galloped 1 ½ miles on a mild Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs. “Those two looked good,” trainer Bob Baffert said. “American Pharoah, he is something to see out there. He just floats over the track. Dortmund looked like a happy horse out there today.” Going on the track after the harrow break, the two backtracked to the front side of the track. American Pharoah, with Jorge Alvarez up, began his exercise with Dortmund and Dana Barnes following less than a…


On to Baltimore for Top Three Kentucky Derby Finishers

From Churchill Downs. . .  KENTUCKY DERBY’S TOP THREE HAVE PREAKNESS ON RADAR LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – To set the stage for his press conference Sunday morning to reflect on this fourth victory, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert brought the star of the 141st Kentucky Derby — American Pharoah — out of the barn to pose for the cameras. Bribing him with carrots, Baffert led the Zayat Stables colt to different parts of the circle of media and fans for photos and admiration. Several people reached out and petted the colt’s nose. After about 10 minutes of show, Baffert sent American Pharoah back to his stall and…


Baffert Duo of American Pharoah, Dortmund head full field of 20 plus 2 for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky.,  – Zayat Stables’ champion 2-year-old of 2014 American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Dortmund, both trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, headline a field 20 horses and two also-eligibles entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 141st running of the $2,203,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) at Churchill Downs. Post time for the Derby, the 11th of 13 races Saturday, is 6:34 p.m. (all times Eastern). Gates open Saturday at 8 a.m. with the first race scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-70s under sunny skies. The Kentucky Derby will be carried…


Pick a Color, Any Colors for the Kentucky Derby

From Churchill Downs. . .  Do you make your Derby picks based on the silks of the jockeys? If so, here’s all you need to study and make your bet. Here are notes from the Post Position Draw: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (– Zayat Stables’ champion 2-year-old of 2014 American Pharoah and Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Dortmund, both trained by three-time Kentucky Derby winner Bob Baffert, headline a field 20 horses and two also- eligibles entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 141st running of the $2,203,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) at Churchill Downs. Post time for the Derby, the 11th of 13…


The Favorite Is Here – American Pharaoh in Louisville KY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – American Pharoah, the jaw-dropping eight-length winner of Saturday’s Arkansas Derby and likely favorite for 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I), is scheduled to arrive at Churchill Downs on Monday around 4 p.m. (all times Eastern). Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah, America’s reigning 2-year-old champion, is booked on a H.E. “Tex” Sutton Forwarding Company charter flight from Little Rock, Ark. that is scheduled to land Monday at Louisville International Airport at approximately 3:30 p.m. The star 3-year-old should arrive at Churchill Downs’ Gate 5 around 4 p.m. to be bedded down in Barn 33 – the usual…


‘All Others’ Narrowly Favored Over Baffert Duo of American Pharaoh, Dortmund in Churchill Downs’ third Kentucky Derby Future Pool

from Churchill Downs… LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Sunday, March 1, 2015) – Three days of brisk wagering in the third of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s (“CDRT”) Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KOFW”) drew to a close Sunday evening with the Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others”, as a 4-1 favorite, but three-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert’s duo of American Pharoah (#1) and Dortmund (#6) were close behind the favorite in betting that reflected solid fan support for a wide-ranging group of contenders for the upcoming 141st “Run for the Roses.”   Wagering on KDFW Pool 3, which opened at noon…