The 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Results
American Pharoah ended his legendary career by making history in the $5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Looking to cement his place on the Mount Rushmore of horses, the 3-year-old colt galloped his way to what may have been the most dominant victory of his storied career. Pharoah took control right out of the gate and never ceded it, leading the entire race and winning by six and a half lengths, breaking the track record in the process. With the victory, Pharoah became the first horse in history to win the Grand Slam, which consists of the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
In addition to making history, Pharoah also avenged his only loss of the year as Keen Ice, who had stunned Pharoah by beating him in the Travers Stake in August, finished a disappointing fourth. While American Pharoah’s gallop to history was certainly the highlight of the weekend, the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff featured drama and excitement in its own right, with Stopchargingmaria defeating Stellar Wind by the narrowest of margins. The result was not without controversy as a foul claim by Stellar Wind’s jockey Victor Espinoza required several minutes of discussion before the result became official and Stopchargingmaria’s victory was in the books.
The 2015 Breeders’ Cup will be remembered for many reasons but the main one will be American Pharoah’s victory. The legendary thoroughbred retires from the sport not only as a winner but as one of the greatest horses of all time.
Breeders' Cup Classic 2015 Results
|1||4||American Pharoah||B. Baffert||$2,750,000|
|3||9||Honor Code||C. McGaughey III||$500,000|
|4||2||Keen Ice||D. Romans||$300,000|
|6||8||Hard Aces||J. Sadler||N/A|
|8||5||Gleneagles (IRE)||A. O'Brien||N/A|
Breeders' Cup Distaff 2015 Results
|2||9||Stellar Wind||J. Sadler||$360,000|
|4||14||Sheer Drama||D. Fawkes||$120,000|
|6||10||Yahilwa||J. M. Cassidy||N/A|
|7||13||Warren's Veneda||C. A. Lewis||N/A|
|8||1||I'm a Chatterbox||T. Pletcher||N/A|
|9||5||Calamity Kate||K. Breen||N/A|
|10||12||Got Lucky||T. Pletcher||N/A|
|11||7||Wedding Toast||K. McLaughlin||N/A|
|12||15||Peace and War||H.G. Motion||N/A|
|13||6||My Sweet Addiction||M. Jones||N/A|