It has been years since horse racing has seen a Triple Crown winner’s first crop of foals hit the racetrack. On January 1st, 2019, American Pharoah’s first crop turned two years old. The racing world has been excited ever since.
It is hard not to feel ecstatic every time an American Pharoah foal is entered into a race. While no one expects all of Pharoah’s foals to reach the level of success that he had, it is nearly impossible to look at one of his colts or fillies and be filled with a sense of wonder. You wonder if they will show the same dominance that Pharoah did on the racetrack. You wonder if one of them will one day get redemption for their sire in the Gr.1 Travers or if they will make it to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, a race that their sire missed.
American Pharoah’s first starter, Monarch of Egypt, defeated his foes in his first race at Naas Racecourse in Ireland. The racing community was spreading the video of his win like wildfire on social media. All hoped that it was a good sign that Pharoah was going to be successful at stud. So far, he has not been a disappointment. Amount his other starters are (names link to their Equibase Profile):
Maven, a colt out of Richie's Party Girl, became a winner for Pharaoh in a maiden race at Aqueduct in April.
Sweet Melania, a filly out of Sweet and Discreet, has brought home two consecutive third place finishes for her sire.
Tesorina, a filly out of Nonsuch Bay, finished third in a race at Aqueduct and 7th in a race at Churchill Downs.
Lady Delaware, a filly out of More Hennessy, finished 6th at Churchill Downs.
Breeders jumped at the chance to pair their best mares with American Pharoah, so many of his first foals have pedigrees full of top-notch racehorses. Even those with less impressive pedigrees have racing fans following their every move.
Here is a short list of horses from American Pharoah’s first crop that have not yet made their debut (clicking the name brings you to their Equibase Profile): American Dream, a filly out of Dancing Alone. Envied, a filly out of Halljoy. Best Company, a colt out of Soothing Touch.
[Video: Watch Monarch of Egypt (green silks) become American Pharoah's first winner]
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