American Pharoah is one of the most popular names in horse racing right now. He made headlines as the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years and the first ever Grand Slam winner (Triple Crown + Breeders’ Cup Classic). Now that his time on the racetrack is over, his name has been in the headlines for a different reason.
Pharoah has had no problem adjusting from a successful career on the racetrack to a successful career in the breeding shed. His first crop of foals has given him graded stakes winners and success on both dirt and turf. His 2019 Yearlings have been making waves in the sales ring, commanding almost absurd amounts of money.
Except these dollar amounts are not absurd to the people placing the bids. 2019’s Keeneland Yearling September Yearling Sale has made the following very clear: the racing industry believes in the bloodlines of American Pharoah.
Here are some of his foals that went through the sales ring on the first few days of the Yearling Sale!
Hip 16 is a pretty, chestnut filly out of Paradise Playgirl. Paradise Playgirl was a winner that has produced four winners from four starts. Her winners included Graded Stakes placed Heart of Paradise and Stakes placed Summer Reading.
Hip 16 sold for $180,00 to MV Magnier.
Hip 34 is a chestnut colt out of Prize Doll. Prize Doll has had one other foal to race and it is a winner. This colt’s third dam has produced multiple stakes winners.
Hip 34 RNA’d.
Hip 44: Half-Brother to Om
Hip 44 is out of the mare Rare Cat. Rare Cat was a winner at 3, but has found most of her success as a broodmare. She has had ten registered foals and eight of those have become winners. Her most successful foal is Om (Munnings). Om has won seven of his thirty starts. He has finished second or third twelve other times. Most of his races have been graded stakes. He has won four graded stakes races and placed or showed in many others.
Hip 44 sold for $170,000 to J.B. Bloodstock.
(video: Watch Om win the 2015 Del Mar Derby)
Hip 189 is out of the mare Wild Bout Tiffany. Wild Bout Tiffany has produced three winners from three foals. This filly’s third dam produced graded stakes winner Mr. Livingston.
Hip 189 sold for $400,000 to Phoenix Ladies Syndicate.
Hip 235: 2nd Dam Azeri
Hip 235 is a filly out of graded stakes placed mare Areinza. The filly’s second grand-dam is Horse of the Year and Champion Older Mare Azeri. Azeri produced graded stakes winner Wine Princess.
Hip 235 sold for $250,000 for an agent for M.V. Magnier.
[Video: Watch 2nd dam Azeri win the Gr.1 Spinster]
Hip 498: Half-sister to Beholder, Mendelssohn, and Into Mischief
Hip 498 is a filly out of Leslie’s Lady. Leslie’s Lady was a winner, but has made a name for herself as a broodmare. She produced Gr.1 winners Beholder, Mendelssohn, and Into Mischief. 6 of Leslie’s Lady’s 8 foals to race have been winners.
Hip 498 made headlines as the highest priced filly to sell at the Keeneland September Sale since 2000. She sold for $8.2 million to Whisper Hill Farm.
[Video: Watch Beholder win the Pacific Classic]
Hip 501 is a filly out of Life Well Lived. Life Well Lived was a winner. She has produced Gr.1 winner American Patriot, stakes winner Well Humored, and graded stakes placed Muqtaster. Life Well Lived is a half-sister to Gr.1 winner Well Armed and graded stakes winner Witty.
Hip 501 sold for $350,000 to Green Lantern Stables.
Stay tuned for more articles on Yearlings sold this month!
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