Following the colt’s Sunday morning workout at Del Mar in California, American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat says “Saratoga he we come!”READ MORE: Passenger Killed, Driver Airlifted To Hospital In East Farmingdale Crash
Along with trainer Bob Baffert, Zayat watched American Pharoah work seven furlongs in 1:23.20 in front of about 2,000 fans.
Zayat tells The Associated Press his horse “looks brilliant” and he’s “healthy and happy” and will be on a plane for Saratoga on Wednesday.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul Announces Plan To Address School Bus Driver Shortage
American Pharoah would only the fourth of 12 Triple Crown winners to run in the Travers, a race also known as the “Mid-Summer Derby.” The only one to win was Whirlaway in 1941.
Saratoga attendance was capped at 50,000, and all seats are sold. Also, the Travers purse increases by $350,000 to $1.6 million if American Pharoah starts.
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