American Pharoah ends career with Breeders' Cup victory

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Posted: Oct 31, 2015 6:14 PM

(Reuters) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah won the $5 million (£3.2 million) Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday to end his career as horse racing's first-ever Grand Slam champion.

The Bob Baffert-trained colt, who earlier this year became the 12th horse -- and first since Affirmed in 1978 -- to win the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, romped to a commanding victory in his farewell.

(Reporting by Steve Keating in Toronto; Editing by Andrew Both)