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Catch Up with the American Pharoah Foals at the Keeneland Yearling Sale

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

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.