The famous veteran American horse named American Pharoah is about to retire after becoming the first horse in the US to win the Grand Slam noble award for horse racing. To date, this horse has won many awards with a total value of up to 8.6 million.
On October 31, equestrian Victor Espinoza rode the American Pharoah and won the Breeders Cup Classic at a horse race in Keeneland. After this race, the American Pharoah horse officially stopped his horse racing career after repeatedly setting many horse racing records.
This horse is also the first horse to win the glorious Grand Slam award after he won four consecutive races in horse races. These include 1 Breeders’ Cup and 3 others at Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes.
Pharoah was the first horse to win three consecutive awards in 37 years. And it is also the first horse to win this feat since the Breeders’ Cup was first held in 1984. Pharoah’s accomplishments also bring glory to the owner of this horse, the Zayat family. They transferred the care of American Pharoah to the horse breed organization Coolmore for an undisclosed price before Pharoah’s victory at the Kentucky Derby horse race.
And in accordance with this agreement, Pharoah will be transferred to Coolmore after winning the Breeders’ Cup. Many horse racing experts and long-time horse owners have campaigned for Pharoah to retire after three victories. When retired, American Pharoah will rest at the horse farm in Versailles, Kentucky, USA.
However, the Zayats are adamant that Pharoah is a super rare winning horse and can restore horse racing if it continues to win. And in the end they were right. Pharoah will start breeding in February 2016 and Zayat said the cost per mating is about 200,000 – 250,000 USD. It is estimated that Pharoah will bring in more than 20 million USD per year in mating.