American Pharoah Victorious in Haskell

August 3, 2015 -- Triple Crown winner American Pharoah continued his winning streak with a victory in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park Sunday. The 3-year-old Pioneerofthe Nile colt, trained by Bob Baffert and owned by his breeder, Zayat Stables, boosted his current year earnings to $5,268,800 and continues to lead the list of North American money-winning Thoroughbreds in 2015.

California Chrome is second with $2,100,000 and Mubtaahij is third with $1,300,000.

Javier Castellano, who rode Rock Fall to victory in the $350,000 Alfred Vanderbilt Stakes and Red Rifle to win the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes at Saratoga Saturday, leads the jockeysí standings with current year purses totaling $14,202,153.

American Pharoahís jockey, Victor Espinoza, is second with $13,448,742 and John Velazquez is third with $11,387,684.

Todd Pletcher maintains his position atop the trainersí standings with $15,701,013. Baffert is second with $11,804,099 and Chad Brown is third with $9,297,659.

Equine earnings are for all starters of at least one race in North America and include earnings from all international races. Trainer and jockey standings are for North American-based individuals but include earnings from select international races.

For a listing of the weekly leaders for horses, trainers, and jockeys through August 2, 2015, click here.

Notable News:

American Pharoah is Timeformís highest rated in world after Haskell win
Triple Crown winner edges ahead of Golden Horn in current rankings; Ratings experts expect him to overtake Cigar as all-time US great

Tony Paley
The Guardian
Monday 3 August 2015 10.13 EDT

American Pharoah has been given the highest rating of any horse in the world by Timeform following the latest outstanding display by the Triple Crown winner in Sunday nightís Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park. The racing ratings expertsí American correspondent believes the brilliant colt, now on a new figure of 136, has the potential to overtake the legendary Cigar (138) as the firmís highest-rated runner from that continent.

American Pharoah has edged ahead of the Derby and Coral-Eclipse Stakes winner Golden Horn (133p) in Timeformís current world rankings via his new figure following his weekend rout of a high-class field and, with seemingly no obvious limit to how high he can climb, he has even had the firm talking on Monday about him in the same breath as Frankel, who reached 147, in 2012, and is the highest-rated horse in Timeformís history.

Mark Milligan, Timeformís handicapper for American racing, commented: ďThe thing with American Pharoah is that he makes everything look so easy. His high cruising speed and exceptional stride set him apart from his peers, and it probably isnít going overboard to say he has a touch of the Frankelís about him. I wouldnít be at all surprised were he to finish the year having surpassed Cigarís 138, and become Timeformís most highly rated North American horse ever.Ē

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