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Throwback Thursday, presented by More Than A Bakery: Keeneland’s Last Breeders’ Cup

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The top thoroughbreds from all around the world have gathered in Lexington for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Tomorrow will be just the second time Keeneland Racecourse has hosted the prestigious event. The first crack the course got at the Breeders’ Cup, history was made.

Born in Kentucky, American Pharoah returned home for the final race of his career. The three-year-old Triple Crown Champion was the sport’s first in 37 years. Despite a loss in the Travers Stakes, the Graveyard of Champions, Pharoah still had one magical ride left. Racing against older competition, he led from start to finish, breaking a track record to win by 6 1/2 lengths.

Thousands filled the temporary grandstands at Keeneland to capture the historic moment. A few miles down the road at Commonwealth Stadium, hundreds gathered in front of a giant screen to cheer on the sport’s first Grand Slam Champion. Two Tennessee fans are lucky they did not leave with black eyes for cheering against AP. They were the only ones in the crowd who were not jubilant to see Victor Espinoza sail across the finish line.

“A horse of a lifetime.”  

Unfortunately, COVID-19 is preventing fans from attending Keeneland for this year’s event. You can still watch all of the action at KSBar and Grille where we are giving away $500 to the person who can predict the order of finish for every single Breeders’ Cup race. Start handicapping now

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR