Me permito extractar fragmento de un comentario del destacado columnista de la Blood-Horse, Steve Haskins:
Owned and bred by Team Valor and trained brilliantly by Graham Motion, Animal Kingdom is the only horse ever to win the Kentucky Derby having never run on dirt. He became only the second horse in 93 years to win the Derby with as few as four career starts. His final half-mile in :47 1/5 in the Derby was the second-fastest in the history of the race; only Secretariat came home faster. He was the only horse in 55 years to win the Derby off a six-week layoff. And now he is the only American-trained horse to win the Dubai World Cup on Meydan’s Tapeta surface, and in fact is the only one to even finish in the money. He accomplished it this year, dominating his opponents, despite every other American horse on the card finishing far up the track.