American Pharoah gets fond farewell before heading to stud

At 8 a.m. Monday, a van is set to pick 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic winner American Pharoah up from Keeneland and take him just over 11 miles down the road to Coolmore's Ashford Stud where he will begin stallion duties in 2016. Before the emotional send off, Trainer Bob Baffert and owner Ahmed Zayat spent another morning basking in the surreal nature of their champion colt as he concluded his 11-race career with a 6 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

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