Triple Crown winner American Pharoah voted world’s top horse
LONDON (AP) Triple Crown-winning Horse of the Year American Pharoah has been chosen the World's Best Racehorse by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.
The award presented Tuesday is the latest for the champion colt who swept the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes before capping his career with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Golden Horn finished second. The England-based colt won the Epsom Derby, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and finished second to Found in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
The award is determined by performance-based rankings from international handicappers.
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe was chosen World's Best Horse Race by the IFHA. The awards are presented by Longines.
American Pharoah won Eclipse Awards last weekend for Horse of the Year and 3-year-old male champion. His victory in the Belmont made him the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years and the race was voted the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's moment of the year.
The colt is retired and standing at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Kentucky.