American Pharoah rings in the new year with his first foal

The first of American Pharoah’s foals, a colt, was born early this morning at the Seitz family’s Brookdale Farm in Versailles, KY. The colt’s dam is Kakadu is a 4-year-old by Tizway and a half-sister to multiple graded stakes winner Protonico. The timing of the birth was ideal: since all racehorses “age up” the first […]

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American Pharoah settles in

Monday morning, American Pharoah, the first horse to win the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup in a single year, took the short van ride to his second career as a breeding stallion. He received a police escort to Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., where he seems to be settling in to his new […]

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American Pharoah wins the Breeders Cup Classic!

American Pharoah led wire to wire in the Breeders Cup Classic, crossing the wire 6 and a half lengths in front of Effinex and making it look easy (again). It was a definitive win that should quiet his detractors. Unfortunately, it was also his last race — he now retiring to stud. It’s actually pretty […]

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Keen Ice upsets American Pharoah in the Travers

Saratoga is known as “The Graveyard of Champions” because of the number of upsets that have occurred on that track. Man O’ War was beaten by Upset in the Sanford Memorial Stakes in 1919. Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox was beaten by Jim Dandy in the 1930 Travers Stakes. Secretariat was upset by Onion in […]

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Beholder Crushes the Boys in the Pacific Classic

Just when you thought it was all about American Pharoah, out comes Beholder, winning the Pacific Classic on a hand ride by Gary Stevens, winning by 8 1/4 lengths. The 5-year old Beholder is the first filly/mare to win this prestigious race and she sure made it look easy!  The victory, worth $600,000, increased Beholder’s […]

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American Pharoah breezes home in the Haskell

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah romped home in the $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park today, making it look easy. The Haskell is part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series so with the win, American Pharoah earned guaranteed entry into the Breeders’ Cup Classic. American Pharoah won the Haskell by two and […]

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American Pharoah’s sidekick Smokey

Behind every great racehorse is his or her companion. And American Pharoah is no exception. His buddy is Smokey, a Quarter Horse gelding. Having looked at some photos of Halter horses today — and wondering why people are still breeding HYPP positive horses — Smokey is a stunner. Seriously, this horse is so handsome they […]

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