American Pharoah is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015. He is the 12th Triple Crown winner in history and the first horse to win all four races. The colt was born at 11 p.m. on Groundhog Day, February 2, 2012, at Tom VanMeter’s Stockplace Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. He was bred and owned throughout his racing career by Ahmed Zayat and trained by Bob Baffert.
About American Pharoah in brief
American Pharoah is an American Thoroughbred racehorse who won the American Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2015. He is the 12th Triple Crown winner in history and the first horse to win all four races. He was bred and owned throughout his racing career by Ahmed Zayat and trained by Bob Baffert. He now stands at stud at Ashford Stud in Kentucky. He won the 2015 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year and 2015 Champion three-year-old. The colt was born at 11 p.m. on Groundhog Day, February 2, 2012, at Tom VanMeter’s Stockplace Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. His dam, Littleprincessemma, was purchased by Zay at in 2007 for USD 250,000. American Pharoh is from the second crop of foals sired by Pioneerof the Nile, who finished second in the 2009 Kentucky Derby. The stallion’s first crop included Holy Bull Stakes winner Cairo Prince, and Social Inclusion, who finish third in the 2014 Preakness Stakes. He had two more full siblings: a filly born in 2014, and a colt, foaled in 2015 after she sold—in foal to Pioneer of the Nile—in November 2014 for USD 2.1 million. He has a faint star on his forehead and no other white markings. He will be retired to stud at the Ashford stud in Kentucky at the end of the 2015 racing year, per the agreement between Zayt and Ashford. His winning time was the second-fastest for a Triple Crown winning horse, and he is the first to do so in a wire-to-wire victory at the 2015 Belmont Stakes, becoming the first American triple-crown winner since Affirmed in 1978.
He also broke the track record for the Breeder’s Cup Classic, winning by 6½ lengths, breaking the trackrecord. He went on to win the 2015 Kentucky Derby and 2015 Preaknesses Stakes and was the first Horse of The Year to win both races in the same year. In January 2013 as a yearling, he went to Taylor Madeville, Kentucky, and began to be prepared for sale. In August 2013, he was consigned by the Made Sales Agency to the Fasig-Tipton Agency to be sold at an auction for minimum of USD 300,000, which may have discouraged bidders. In November 2013, AmericanPharoah was purchased for the minimum of $300,000 by Ingordo Bloodstock Bloodstock, acting acting acting director of Bloodstock. The sale was held at Saratoga Race Course, where he was sold for a few weeks before the New Year’s Yearling sale. He stood out from five months to five months of age, due to his good temperament and good temperament, and was sold to Nicholas Nicholas Farm near Nicholas, Kentucky in January 2013. He then went to Vinery Farm in Vinery, Kentucky to stand out from 5 months to 5 months.