In The Press: American Pharoah



“The thing is about him, he is the sweetest horse of this caliber that I’ve ever been around. I mean, you feed him carrots, and he’s like a pet. But he’s just so — usually they’re like athletes. They want to get it on. But he’s just the sweetest horse. He’s spoiled to death.” - Bob Baffert, The New York Times, May 17, 2015 “It has been a privilege to train this horse. This is the greatest horse I’ll ever see. He is a champion.” - Bob Baffert, Oct. 31, 2015


“He is quite amazing, really, just how laid-back he is and how good he is with people. You wish every horse was this easy, as he is. That was part of why he was able to do what he did. Obviously, he has talent, but especially the Triple Crown, you’ve got the crowds and the travel, and if you put too much energy out on the training track in the morning, that’s going to catch up with you, too. So you’d have to think that was part of what got him through it, I’m sure.” - Scott Calder, The Washington Post, May 17, 2017 “As we made our way to the winner's circle, I was elated but also humble and grateful. There were families that had been in the business for generations without accomplishing this or coming close. We had been in racing for 10 years and it happened to us. Why us? I realized that this was bigger than our family and the 60 or so friends who came to Belmont Park to share our special day with us. That is why, in the post-race press conference, I said that American Pharoah was America's horse.” - Ahmed Zayat on the Belmont Stakes, Paulick Report, June 1, 2018


"He's got an action you rarely see in a horse. It's almost like he's moving on a monorail. At the end of the day, I'm a racing fan, and I know everyone says this is the year every year. But I've got to be honest, I've watched a lot of American racing and I've watched a lot of them go for the Triple Crown, and I haven't seen one as good as this. This horse moves across the ground like few horses do. He has perfect action and he doesn't drift left or right ... just bang and he's gone." - Mike de Kock, BloodHorse, Jun. 8, 2018


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