Saturday, October 31, 2015

Breeders Cup 2015 The Classic

Well, American Pharoah didn't disappoint winning the $5M Classic going away. It capped off a brilliant career as a runner winning the first Triple Crown since 1978 and then the Classic. They are calling it a grand slam as it's the first time that combination has been accomplished. Effinex was second and Honor Code was third. That made it a clean sweep for the descendants of Northern Dancer. Of the 13 races in this year's Breeders Cup Festival - 39 of the top 39 were all descended from the little Canadian pony nobody wanted as a yearling for $25,000. The 39 took home the bulk of the $25 Million in purses offered up over the past two days adding to the billions earned by Northern Dancer descendants since that first crop of foals in 1966. It will be interesting to follow Pharoah's career as a stallion. I think it's fair to say he established himself as another National hero.

1) American Pharoah - great great great grandson x2 through El Gran Senor/Storm Bird
2) Effinex - great great great grandson through Danzig
3) Honor Code - great great grandson through Storm Bird

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video of race and photo gallery

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