In his first workout of the year at Del Mar racetrack, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah turned in a brilliant six-furlong breeze, going the distance in a rapid 1:11 2/5.
Trained by Bob Baffert, the son of Pioneeerof the Nile started off with fractions of :24 flat, :36 1/5, and :59 1/5, according to a tweet from Del Mar. With regular exercise rider Martin Garcia in the saddle, American Pharoah then galloped out seven furlongs in 1:24 2/5 and a mile in 1:38 2/5.
American Pharoah splits for six furlongs :24 :36,20 :59.20 1:11.40 and galloped out 1:24.40 1:38.40. #StableNotes
— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) July 18, 2015
The workout was American Pharoah’s fourth since winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 6th, and came one week after he breezed five furlongs in :59 1/5 at Santa Anita Park.