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Remarkable Pharoah Continues To Thrive
US Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert says Triple Crown winner American Pharoah continues to show good energy in his morning track work ahead of Saturday's US$1.6 million Gr1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga racecourse, reports Blood Horse. "He looks great today," Baffert said after the champion colt breezed seven furlongs at Del Mar yesterday. "He was happy and he came out of it really well. He got new shoes today. He's got his new Nikes on, so he's ready." American Pharoah is scheduled to arrive at Saratoga on Wednesday. "We're getting real excited about it. It's going to be fun," Baffert said. "He's doing well, and we just loved the way he worked. It's pretty amazing the way he's just held his form, and he looks great." He added: "It's been very exciting for all of us. He's brought the Zayat family and us to just a different level. I never thought I'd get to this level of racing. You're always hoping. I was always hoping for a horse like this in a lifetime, so I'm just very fortunate that he came along, and we have him."