Another morning, another gallop for American Pharoah who repeated Friday’s exercise almost to a tee on Saturday.
With exercise rider, Jorge Alvarez in the saddle, the Derby and Preakness winner came out on the track right after it was harrowed at about 8:30 local time. They sauntered to the 7-furlong pole and then when to work, going once around the Churchill Downs track, eventually putting in a 1 1/8 gallop.
Alvarez says one of the biggest qualities that American Pharoah has is his ability to cover a lot of ground.
“His stride is very different from a lot of horses – that’s an advantage,” he said.
Alvarez, who has worked horses for trainer Bob Baffert for seven years, also was the… Read the rest of this entry >>