's Advocate (Lesley Sercombe) The Sheik-J'Adore2.
There is no sign of jet-lag as Pharoah
comes out to greet visitors at the 2,000-acre Ashford Stud at Versailles, in the heart of bluegrass country outside Lexington.
Justify, who paid $2.80, $2.80 and $2.60 as the deserved favorite and improved to 5-0, showed more evidence of being the same kind of super horse as American Pharoah
, and Baffert has repeatedly drawn comparisons between them.
, an actor, impressionist and former Saturday Night Live comedian, stood in front of a mirror beneath the glaring lights of Titan Fitness Studio, a gym in Chelsea.
But once I saw him going into the last turn, I could tell Pharoah
was in that mode." Baffert was already one of the sport's pre-eminent names, thanks to a career that includes 12 Breeders' Cup victories, four at the Kentucky Derby, six at the Preakness and two at Belmont.
Much in the way punters this side of the pond took heroes Kauto Star and Frankel to their hearts, the Pharoah
was worshipped in his homeland.
's remarkable runin particular those seven triumphant months between his Kentucky Derby victory and runaway romp in the Breeders' Cup Classicset him up for a longer calling beyond the track.
produced a dazzling performance in becoming the first Triple Crown hero to win the Breeders' Cup Classic as he led his rivals a merry dance at Keeneland.
Meanwhile, home hero American Pharoah
(4-6 Fav) cemented his place in racing folklore with an effortless success in the Classic as he bowed out at the top.
Aidan O'Brien has nominated dual Guineas hero Gleneagles for the Breeders' Cup Classic in which he could take on American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah
IN TAKING Pity, the fourth novel of the DS Aector McAvoy and DS Trish Pharoah
series, former journalist David Mark continues to follow the pair of tortured souls.
, the three year-old bay colt, is the first American Triple Crown winner in thoroughbred racing since Affirmed turned the trick in 1978.