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Photos: Breeders’ Cup 2015

Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah won the $5 million 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic in Lexington, Kentucky by 6 1/2 lengths in the final race of his career, making him the first ever to win the Grand Slam of horse racing. He covered the 1 1/4 mile route in 2:00.07 – destroying the old record of 2:05.36. He was the 3-5 favorite of the 50,155 fans who witnessed the historical event, the biggest crowd Keeneland has ever produced.

The Breeder’s Cup drew 18 million in sales this past weekend and had an expected economic impact of $65 million. The event also drew a celebrities to the Bluegrass. 

Was an amazing year at @breederscup #bc15 Thanks to everyone that made it possible!

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American Pharoah has already moved on to another career where he is bound to break records — with the price of his stud fee. With a historic racing career in the past, you can now find him as a breeding stud at Coolmore Ashford Stud outside Versailles. Rumor is that his stud fee will be in the upper $200,000’s. 

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