GoPro with Pharoah
This may be one of the best things I have experienced as a racing fan.
Jorge Alvarez, the exercise rider for Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, wore a helmet GoPro camera while breezing the big horse this morning.
My love for Saratoga is well documented. To have stood in the winners circle at the Spa and get a win photo with a horse that I have a connection with, was my ultimate childhood dream recognized in 2011.
But to think I could experience what it would be like to gallop a horse around this oval is something entirely different. I am 6′ 1″ tall man who weighs in at two hundred-and-never-you-mind-how-many-more-than-that pounds. I am not getting a leg up on any thoroughbred anytime soon, or ever. But today the New York Racing Association (NYRA) posted a video of what it would be like to gallop the oval aboard the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
THAT was pretty cool. Here it is:
Posted on August 28, 2015, in American Pharoah, Midsummer Derby, NYRA, Saratoga Mornings, Saratoga Springs NY, Thoroughbred racing, Travers Stakes, Triple Crown and tagged American Pharoah, GoPro, Midsummer Derby, Saratoga Mornings, Saratoga Race Course, Travers Stakes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.