Trainer Bob Baffert brought Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah from the barn to greet media and admirers (Reed Palmer, CD)
Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) took the next step toward racing immortality when romping by seven lengths in Saturday’s 140th running of the Preakness S. (G1) at Pimlico.
Just two weeks after his Kentucky Derby (G1) victory under the Twin Spires, the Bob Baffert-trained colt sloshed to an easy win under jockey Victor Espinoza.
A torrential downpour hit the Baltimore area just as the call came for riders to mount up and continued as the eight-horse field paraded in front of the stands.
On June 6, Pharoah will look to take the Belmont Stakes and become the first to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.