American Pharoah and Lexington KY are truly Champions!


American Pharoah in Breeder’s Cup Winner’s Circle  -Photo by Jill Robb

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah was not the only one to prove himself a true champion of champions at Saturday’s Breeder’s Cup Classic. No matter what horse you may have been betting on, one has to admit that American Pharoah is truly one-of-a-kind, as he made history on Saturday at Lexington’s Keeneland Race Track for this historic event, leading this race from start to finish and topping his Triple Crown victory with this ‘grand slam’ race of races win.

Yet another big winner, not to be ignored, was Lexington Ky itself. Yes, Lexington! American Pharoah and Lexington KY are truly Champions in how they showed up this past week at the Breeder’s Cup Classic! Not only did Keeneland Race Track handle and manage record crowds of over 50,000 attendees, bringing in extra manpower, structures and support of all kinds, the entire city of Lexington proved to be a champion in hosting this memorable week of events.

Keeneland and Lexington rose to the occasion with the hospitality and personal flavor and response more of a large town than a big city. Events capturing the local vibe included bourbon tastings, horse farm tours, art exhibits, and homegrown music performances. The personal touch that makes Lexington Ky such a special place was evident all around the city. Food, festivity and fun all blended together in this memorable event.

And now, back to the main star of the show, American Pharoah!  Listen to this crowd on a short clip I took, as it welcomed the champion of champions after his five plus length win:


After personally living in both small towns (700 was my low population record) and large cities (Atlanta with approximately 4 million), and some in between, I can truly say that the ‘large town’ flavor of Lexington is truly unique in its offerings.  Yes, both American Pharoah and Lexington KY are truly Champions! in their fields! Here’s a couple of folks who really know how to enjoy what Lexington Ky has to offer…why not join us?

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