“Way of go­ing” equates to biome­chan­ics, and I feel that this is one of the most sig­nif­i­cant ad­van­tages Amer­i­can Pharoah brings to the game.

EQUUS - - Special Report -

Amer­i­can Pharoah had the big­ger hindquar­ters and a longer, more laid­back shoul­der. As a long year­ling, Amer­i­can Pharoah al­ready has higher withers than Sec­re­tar­iat had even as a ma­ture stal­lion.

The high withers and long “slash­ing” shoul­ders so char­ac­ter­is­tic of the orig­i­nal Thor­ough­bred and its im­me­di­ate an­ces­tor the Turkmene horse---but not much seen dur­ing the Seat­tle Slew/ Af­firmed era---are a plea­sure to find once again in a mod­ern cham­pion (see “Foun­da­tion Sires and Dams,” EQUUS 449). Along with a strongly cou­pled loin and a pelvis that is well-an­gled, large and pow­er­ful high withers and a

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