So far exaggerator is the only horse that I have grown attached to this year, no other horse.. I am so glad he won the preakness and hope that he gets the belmont. Unfortunately there are so many horses that should've could've would've won the triple crown but just didn't. However, that is what makes the triple crown so very special especially in recent years. The derby is simply to blame, it's gotten so tough that it makes it impossible for even the best horses in the race to win.. there is so much that can go wrong in that race. That is why American Pharoah absolutely deserves to be considered one of the best of all time, he has accomplished something that so far no other horse has.
Plus who is to say Nyquist would have EVEN finished third if he had been forced to run a different running style/gotten mud in his face? That is asking a lot of a horse too.
Absolutely! I dare anyone here to try and sprint as fast as they can and then run a mile while keeping up a good pace... even though horses are far more amazing than we are it's not easy!!! Plus I heard the track was slow, could you imagine how fast they would have gone on a fast dry track?
This horse is not only talented but he has got guts! Reminds me of Animal Kingdom in some ways, far from perfect but still amazing to watch. How did he win the Preakness but not the derby? I guess he just needed one more race in him.
Lol actually he must be 28yrs old by now
American Pharoah is the first horse to win the triple crown in 37 years after dozens have tried.. and the first to win the triple crown racing against the giant modern sized field... and the first to win the derby from his post position.. NO he is definitely NOT overrated!!!!
& how would that make me rich? American Pharoah was always the heavy favorite
Not to dis Nyquist however, a lot of the greatest horses out there are actually physically pretty mediocre ... or even lack luster like Shared Belief was. However if I were to guess that a horse was gonna be a triple crown winner, American Pharoah made that pretty easy.
I have my doubts because at this time last year I knew American Pharoah was going to win the triple crown. He is the most impressive horse I have ever seen physically, and the way he won the arkansas derby with victor sitting completely still on his back... he ran it faster and way easier than Bodemeister who was also very impressive in that race a couple years before. It was just the most impressive prep performance i have ever seen by a 3yr old. And his workouts... oh my god this horse runs like a greyhound. Don't get me wrong I really like Nyquist's very professional focused style with his low headset, and heck I'm pretty sure he will win at least 2/3 of the triple crown but he is definitely no where close to American Pharoah on the physical scale.
Welcome to horse racing! I just wanted to tell you to keep in mind that you are very spoiled and won't be seeing another horse like American Pharoah or anything remotely like him anytime soon. Most of us horse racing fans have been waiting our whole lives to see a horse like him. It makes it all worth it though...
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