American Pharoah Continues to Train Well

American Pharoah Continues to Train Well

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According to a story in the Santa Anita Stable Notes for September 23rd, Bob Baffert is very pleased with how American Pharoah has been training since his runner-up effort in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) on August 29th.

Two days ago, American Pharoah breezed a half-mile in :49.80 at Santa Anita, a workout that impressed Baffert.

“He came out of the Travers well,” Baffert was quoted as saying. “He’s a pretty tough horse, probably one of the toughest horses I’ve been around. He’s got a great mind and he’s a tremendous athlete.

“I’m really surprised that he hasn’t tailed off. After Saratoga, I could tell he did a bit, because he needed a little extra time. But he’s slowly getting it back. This little break’s going to really help him. He needed it.”

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