American Pharoah gallops in workout at Keeneland
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Triple Crown champion American Pharoah had a spirited gallop at Keeneland in preparation for his final career start in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic.
The colt arrived Tuesday from California and walked around his barn Wednesday because of rainy conditions. On Thursday, he galloped on the synthetic surface of the training track.
Trainer Bob Baffert had planned to use the main dirt track but changed his mind after several days of rain left a muddy surface. Several hundred fans watched the workout with exercise rider Georgie Alvarez on a cool, sunny morning.
Baffert says American Pharoah was ”happy” and has been ”working well.” American Pharoah was the 4/5 morning line favorite and will be ridden by Victor Espinoza.