08/27/2015 12:36PM

Crist: Pharoah could be King of the Pick 5


The “official” sign was barely up on American Pharoah’s Triple Crown victory when pundits began saying that his next mission was to complete an unprecedented “Grand Slam” of the three classics and then the Breeders’ Cup Classic at season’s end. In addition to having a shopworn name swiped from half a dozen other sports, this proposed Grand Slam is a bit of a bogus proposition: It is unprecedented because it did not exist as a possibility until this year. The Classic was first run in 1984, six years after the last Triple Crown winner before American Pharoah.