American Pharoah Declared Out of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

December 10, 2019

Arcadia, Calif. – Zayat Stable’s 2yo American Pharoah, 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita was withdrawn from the race Tuesday morning by his connections.

Trainer Bob Baffert said, “He has a deep foot bruise in his left front. We’ll still be putting him through some scans and other things. We’re hopeful he’ll be all right and you’ll see him in the spring. If you look at him he appears just fine. The timing is just terrible. I’ve had to scratch horses before a big race, but this is possibly the worst.

“He feels really good. He walks OK, but when he jogs you can see there is something there. Something like this gives you a sickening feeling. It’s a disappointment for the barn and the Zayat family, and anyone around the horse.”

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