USA Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will cover his first southern book at Coolmore Australia this year.
American Pharoah was a Champion 2YO and 3YO winning 8 Group 1 races by a combined margin of 38 lengths. He retired with a Timeform rating of 138.
“We have been overwhelmed by interest from Australasian breeders in American Pharoah ever since he retired to stud in Kentucky” said Coolmore Australia’s Tom Magnier. “It’s well recognised that he is a once-in-a-lifetime horse and the opportunity to bring him to Australia is an irresistible one.
“I was at Belmont Park the day he won the third leg of the Triple Crown and I can honestly say I have never seen a racehorse like him in my life” said Magnier. “He is a faultless physical specimen and free of Danehill blood, so is a perfect complement to our own band of Fastnet Rock and Danehill mares.
“He excelled in everything he was ever asked to do. He won a Group 1 over 1400m on his second start and was nothing short of a phenomenon from that point onwards. I couldn’t be more excited at the prospect of offering him to Australian breeders and can’t wait for people to have the opportunity to see him in the spring.”
American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile – Littleprincessemma by Yankee Gentleman) is by a son of Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, one of three American classic winners sired by Kentucky Derby winner Unbridled. His dam is a half-sister to stakes-winning sprinters Storm Wolf and Misty Rosette.