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Ode To The Pharoah

Trying to find words to describe what American Pharoah means to the sport of horse racing is like telling a kid to only pick one thing at the candy shop. He gave this sport a much needed shot in the arm, and gave even the most rigid handicappers goosebumps. The horse accomplished more than any horse probably ever will accomplish ever again. 
 American Pharoah has been a real gift to racing, and thanks to his generous connections for allowing him to prove to us just how incredibly great he was on Saturday Oct. 31st. American Pharoah is undoubtedly your 2015 Horse of the Year and Champion 3yr Old Male capping off an incredible career that saw him win such races as, the GR1 Del Mar Futurity, GR1 Frontrunner Stakes, GR1 Arkansas Derby, The Triple Crown, GR1 Haskell, and finally the Breeders Cup Classic to become racing's first Grand Slam winner. He proved to everyone that yes indeed the Triple Crown is possible you just have to be an extremely exceptional racehorse.

 He showed that…

2015 Breeders Cup Results of the Top 5's

Friday's Results 

Juvenile Turf 

1st Hit It A Bomb (Ranked #5 on my top 5)
2nd Airoforce (Ranked #3 on my top 5)
3rd Birchwood (Ranked #2 on my top 5)
4th Conquest Daddyo  (unranked)

Other results:
1st ranked horse Rays The Bar finished 11th
4th ranked horse Shogun finished 10th

Winner Paid: $16.40 $9.40 $6.80
Place Paid: $4.40 $3.20
Show Paid: $11.20

Trifecta Paid: $1,471.00

Dirt Mile 

1st Liam's Map (Ranked #1 on my top 5)
2nd Lea (unranked)
3rd Red Vine (Ranked #5 on my top 5)
4th Wicked Strong (Ranked #3 on my top 5)

Other Results:
2nd ranked horse Tapiture finished 10th
4th ranked horse Valid finished 5th

Winner Paid: $3.00 $2.40 $2.10
Show Paid: $3.40

Juvenile Fillies Turf 

1st Catch A Glimpse (Ranked #5 on my top 5)
2nd Alice Springs (unranked)
3rd Nemoralia (unranked)
4th Sapphire Kitten (unranked)

Other Results:
1st ranked horse Mirage finished 8th
2nd ranked horse Illuminate finished 6th
3rd ranked horse Last Waltz finished 10th
4th ranked horse Harmonize finished 7th


Breeders Cup Top 5's


1. #8 Wild Dude
Odds: 10-1
Very tough and consistent racehorse he'll be flying from the clouds on Saturday.

2. #10 Salutos Amigos
Odds: 12-1
Was arguably the best sprinter in the country at the beginning of the year, but a trip to Dubai seems to have set him back a bit. He looks as if he is rounding back into form, and I expect a big performance out of him on Saturday.

3. #5 Runhappy
Odds: 3-1
Freaky good three year old, but there is way to much pace in here for him to hold on. He is ultra freaky though and still will be in the top three regardless of pace.

4. #13 Private Zone
Odds: 5/2
He drew outside Runhappy which really helps him. He's the top sprinter in the country hands down, but I feel he is better at seven furlongs to a mile. There is also way to much speed in the Sprint this year for a front runner to win.

5. #6 Ivan Fallunovalot
Odds: 30-1
 Has been racking up wins at lesser known tracks, but don't let that be a deterrent he is one heck of a consistent …

What a Sight to Behold

Beholder has developed into one of the greatest mares of modern times with earnings of $4.4 million dollars, and 15 wins in her remarkable career including 9 grade one stakes victories and 2 Breeders Cup wins. Even more remarkable then her stellar race record is a list of horses she has beaten, and not just beaten, but thoroughly embarrassed most of the time. The list includes millionaires multiple grade one winners, and horses that were undefeated. Here is the amazing list of horses Beholder has conquered there are plenty others, but these are the ones that really stand out.

Royal Delta- 2 time Breeders Cup Distaff winner also won the Gr.1 Alabama earned $4.8 million in her remarkable career.

Princess of Sylmar- Kentucky Oaks, Alabama, CCA Oaks, Beldame, and earner of just over 2 million dollars in her career.

Close Hatches- Mother Goose, Cotillion, Apple Blossom, Ogden Phipps, and Personal Ensign Stakes winner and earner of $2.7 million in her career.

FiftyShadesOfHay- multiple gra…

2015 Breeders Cup Classic Trailer