Adrian Wallace on American Pharaoh’s First-Crop Yearlings Thoroughbred Daily News interviewed Coolmore’s Adrian Wallace about the yearlings from American Pharaoh, the horse is now headed for another season in Australia where he was well received, although very little of the horse has been seen in the sales ring, what has gone through has attracted big money.
A selection of the first Australian mares in foal to US Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh were offered at the 2018 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale this week selling for up to $850,000.
Consigned by Coolmore, Group II winning Street Cry mare Sabatini was in foal to American Pharoah on an early September service in her second season at stud and was bought by Kia Ora Stud.
A rare Danehill free mare at this sale, she made plenty of appeal to Kia Ora Stud’s Alex Kingston.
“We supported him with our American-bred mares and in November last year I looked at lot of American Pharoah foals while I was over there and I was very happy with them,” Kingston told ANZ Bloodstock News.
Other big sales for mares in foal to American Pharoah were: $750,000 for Group I producer Better Alternative (dam of four-time Group I winner Preferment) bought by YuLong Investments; $500,000 for Vivi Veloce bought by Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock and $500,000 for Pittsburgh Flyer bought by Go Bloodstock/ Paul Moroney Bloodstock.
American Pharoah returns to Australia this spring at a fee of $66,000.
ECLIPSE AWARD WINNING CHAMPION 2YO
1st Del Mar Futurity-Gr.1, 7f., Del Mar by 4¾ lengths from Calculator and Iron Fist.
1st Frontrunner Stakes-Gr.1, 8½ f., Santa Anita by 3¼ lengths from Calculator and Texas Red.
THE FIRST TRIPLE CROWN WINNER IN 37 YEARS
1st Breeders Cup Classic-Gr.1, 10f., Keeneland by 6½ lengths from Effinex and Honor Code.
1st Haskell Invitational-Gr.1, 9f., Monmouth Park by 2¼ lengths from Keen Ice and Upstart.
1st Belmont Stakes-Gr.1, 12f., Belmont Park by 5½ lengths from Frosted and Keen Ice.
1st Preakness Stakes-Gr.1, 9½f., Pimlico by 7 lengths from Tale of Verve and Divining Rod.
1st Kentucky Derby-Gr.1, 10f., Churchill Downs by a length from Firing Line and Dortmund.
1st Arkansas Derby-Gr.1, 9f., Oaklawn Park by 8 lengths from Far Right and Mr. Z.
1st Rebel Stakes-Gr.2, 8½f., Oaklawn Park by 6¼ lengths from Madefromlucky and Bold Conquest.
2nd Travers Stakes-Gr.1, 10f., Saratoga to Keen Ice.
The first US Triple Crown winner in 37 years
The world’s highest-rated horse in 2015
Higher-rated than leading sires Street Cry, Medaglia d’Oro and More Than Ready
“The most exciting stud horse ever sent to Australia” – The Australian, 5 March 2017
“History called and American Pharoah answered” – Wall Street Journal, 7 June 2015
A high-class Danehill-free pedigree.
His first in-foal mares have sold for $850,000, $750,000, $500,000, $500,000 etc.
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