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TV Records Smashed For Haskell Broadcast
In much the same way that Black Caviar brought crowds back to the track and to televised racing in Australia, North American superstar American Pharoah has done likewise in the US. If ever evidence was required that a once in a lifetime champion galloper has pulling power, it was in last week's Gr1 Haskell Stakes when the nation tuned in to see if the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years could continue the dream. Fresh off gracing the cover of Vogue, the champ drew over 3.1 million peak viewers, reports bloodhorse.com, more than double that of 2014 for the same race. The victory guaranteed American Pharoah a start in this year's Gr1 Breeders' Cup Classic.