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 , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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