American Pharoah Coming to Coolmore Australia
Breednet - Media Release - Thursday, 2 March 2017
The 2017 southern hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the
Hunter Valley of the most accomplished racehorse ever to set foot in Australia.
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, an 8-time Group I winning champion at both two and three years
who retired with a Timeform rating of 138, will stand this spring at Coolmore
"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
"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. We
will be supporting him with our own quality mares and we have already have
already had a number of top breeders approach us with the intention of
supporting him heavily.
"He excelled in everything he was ever asked to do. He won a Gr.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," concluded Magnier.
His first book of in-foal mares in Kentucky in 2016 included 47 Group I winners or
producers and his foals have been delighting US breeders this year
American Pharoah will stand the 2017 southern hemisphere season at Coolmore
Australia at a fee of $66,000 (incl. GST).