Halters worn by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and Thoroughbred racing's all-time leading earner, Arrogate are among the coveted items in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope.
Unleashing a sustained rally entering the far turn, Kasaqui (ARG) carried that momentum to the finish to post a 2 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Wise Dan Stakes (G2T) June 17 on the turf at Churchill Downs.
When Victor Espinoza returns to ride in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park for the first time since guiding American Pharoah to a Triple Crown sweep in 2015, the memory of that day will still be fresh.
In its first year, a pinhooking venture established by Ahmed Zayat sold eight 2-year-olds for more than $4.1 million, a healthy return on the aggregate yearling purchase price of $1.63 million.
Clarkland Farm's blue-hen mare is the dam of multiple champion Beholder and grade 1-winning sire Into Mischief.
America's Best Racing catches up with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah at Ashford Stud, to see how the retired superstar is enjoying his second career as a stallion.
One might wonder why the Unbridled sire line has seemed to be spectacular in spurts. Part of the reason could be phenotypical.
- By Steve Haskin
A BloodHorse magazine (issue of May 9, 2015) recap of American Pharoah's 2015 Kentucky Derby victory. The story carried the headline, "A Part of History, American Pharoah allows Ahmed Zayat to enter the Derby winner’s circle."
Reserved at the start but flying at the end, WinStar Farm's American Patriot nipped hard-trying Heart to Heart in the final strides of the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1T) April 14 at Keeneland.
Speedy Heart to Heart will likely attempt to take his field wire to wire in the one mile Canadian Turf at Gulfstream Park, but European invader Projected represents a new threat to the millionaire.
The son of Pioneerof the Nile will stand the 2017 southern hemisphere season for AUS$66,000.
- By Steve Haskin
A look at how American Pharoah inspired Jon Parkerson to turn his life around.
The latest in a line of runners with high expectations resting upon their shoulders arrived Feb. 9 at Summer Wind Farm, when a full brother to Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was born.
The Kentucky Derby Museum will unveil the permanent home of its new American Pharoah exhibit Feb. 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
A second juvenile champion proved Pioneerof the Nile's depth as a sire.
- By Steve Haskin
In honor of American Pharoah's Birthday, I thought I would reprint my column recapping his historic Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown victory. Brings back a lot of special memories.
Despite a tenuous situation, Spendthrift Farm general manager Ned Toffey says there is reason for optimism in the prognosis of multiple grade 1 winner Lord Nelson as he battles laminitis.
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Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson has developed laminitis, which will cause him to miss the 2017 breeding season, the farm announced Jan. 20.
The first reported foal from the initial crop by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was born at Brookdale Farm early morning Jan. 3, the family-run operation announced.
Baoma Corporation's Drefong, winner of the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 5, will miss the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26 after spiking a temperature last week, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed.
Special horses that deserved special issues
One of the benefits of a thriving Thoroughbred horse racing industry is the infrastructure of scenic and productive farmland needed to raise and cultivate racehorses.
America's Best Racing (ABR) was honored Nov. 20 at the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City as the Equestrian Series Award winner for its 2016 production of "Triple Crown Training: Where American Pharoah Learned to be a Racehorse."
American Pharoah's fee is private, while Uncle Mo's has doubled to $150,000. European champion Air Force Blue will stand for $25,000 in his first year, while reverse shuttler Vancouver will stand for $15,000.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|American Pharoah||Bob Baffert||
|Conquest Panthera||Mark E. Casse||
|Daddy D T||John W. Sadler||
|Lord Nelson||Bob Baffert||
|Red Button||Mark Glatt||
|Reflected Star||James M. Cassidy||
|Sky Preacher||Richard Baltas||
|Skyway||Mark E. Casse||
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