American Pharoah Breezes Four Furlongs at Churchill Downs

American Pharoah Breezes Four Furlongs at Churchill Downs

Earlier this morning, Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah turned in what is expected to be the first of two pre-Belmont Stakes workouts, breezing a half-mile in :48 flat at Churchill Downs.

With Martin Garcia in the saddle and with trainer Bob Baffert looking on, American Pharoah traveled smoothly and easily through fractions of :12 1/5, :24 flat, and :35 4/5 before galloping out with enthusiasm, going five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 and six furlongs in 1:13 1/5.

Churchill Downs has posted a video of the workout on YouTube, and it can be viewed below:

Additional details will be posted in today’s edition of The Turf Board’s “Belmont Stakes Countdown.” Stay tuned!

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