He has been ENTERED in the Derby; he'll need two defections to actually get in the gate.
Final times are not the entire story, nor do they always do the actual performance justice. If they were, then this sport wouldn't be nearly as much fun.
Any news on where/when she'll be racing next?
Try to keep in mind that American Pharoah only raced 11 times. Most (if not all) of the others had many more opportunities to showcase their talent.
I'll never be able to put American Pharoah anywhere on an All-Time Great List simply because I didn't see enough of him. The only thing that makes me pause and consider him in the same class as Man o' War, Secretariat, Citation, and all the rest (aside from the Triple Crown) is the fact that he ran the second half of the Belmont one-fifth of a second faster than the first half. That's the mark of a great horse.
Why do you insist on using the word 'certain' when referring to horse racing? You should know better by now.
Maybe I'll Have Another would have won the Belmont, but maybe not. I'll Have Another will always have a special place in my heart because he's the first Derby winner I ever picked, but he was NOT better than American Pharoah. Not even CLOSE. He just didn't have the raw brilliance.
Maybe Big Brown was better (which I doubt), but he was on steroids, which will always be a black mark on his reputation.
Maybe Barbaro was better, but we saw too little of him to make such a comparison.
Under the right circumstances, Zenyatta could have collared him. Likewise, if the circumstances were just right, American Pharoah would have turned the tables.
California Chrome is probably comparable to him, but I'm not sure the former is better (although he's the one I would have been backing).
Why do you put the horses' names in quotation marks?
Is it just me, or is that top photo ridiculously blurry?
Has there been any news on him lately?
People ARE talking about him, but mostly on the X-Factor article page.
If a Derby horse hasn't run at Churchill Downs before the First Saturday in May, I don't hold that against him.
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