Thursday, September 3, 2015

Statement from Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel:

“While it is not our practice to comment on individual horses contemplating the Breeders’ Cup as a year-end target, we want to acknowledge the Zayat family on their decision to keep American Pharoah in training and look forward to his continued engagement with the fans who have so genuinely connected with the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. When John Gaines conceived of the Breeders’ Cup, he intended that it be an attraction to and showcase for great champions that might otherwise retire from the spotlight. The 2015 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland is shaping up in many ways to be a historic and watershed event and we want to make clear our deep appreciation for all of the horses and their connections who plan to join us for a celebration of racing’s champions from around the world.”