Grade I winner Archarcharch was represented by his first foal Jan. 12 when a filly was born at September Farm near Versailles, Ky. The dark bay or brown filly is out of the Kingmambo mare Enfiraaj and was bred by Robert and Val Yagos, who campaigned Archarcharch on the racetrack.
Archarcharch, a dark bay or brown son of Arch —Woodman’s Dancer, by Woodman, stands at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spend thrift Farm near Lexington.
Archarcharch, who covered 159 mares in his first book at stud in 2012, broke his maiden in the six-furlong Sugar Bowl Stakes at Fair Grounds as a 2-year-old before going on to win the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) and Arkansas Derby (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park in the spring of 2011. In between those two starts he ran third in the grade II Rebel Stakes. Archarcharch was retired with earnings of $832,744 after suffering a condylar fracture on his left front foot during the running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
“She's an impressive filly – strong foal, good bone, and has been perfect so far,” Robert Yagos said. “You couldn't ask for a horse with more heart than Archarcharch, and obviously he was very talented. We wanted to support his stallion career, and we made it a point to go to the sales and buy some quality young mares that were due early and would match up well with him. Enfiraaj bred to him last Valentine's Day.”
Archarcharch, a participant in Spendthrift's “Share the Upside” program, will stand his second season in 2013 for a fee of $10,000 stands and nurses.