$1.4 Million American Pharoah Filly Tops First Keeneland September Session
A daughter of American Pharoah was atop the leaderboard when all was said and done on Monday night when Northshore Bloodstock went to $1.4 million to secure the Betz Thoroughbreds offering for Joe Allen.
Co-bred by Betz with Burns, CHNNHK, CoCo Equine, Ramsby, and Ashford Stud, the filly was already a half-sister to American Pharoah’s Grade I winning studmate Echo Town but she got another huge update days before the sale. That came from her juvenile half-sister Echo Zulu, who stayed undefeated with a victory in the Grade I Spinster Stakes on September 5.
“She looks like a real runner,” Northshore Bloodstock’s Alan Quartucci told Thoroughbred Daily News. “She has a fantastic pedigree that's still going forward every day. The filly who won in Saratoga was amazing. She was the whole package, I think.”
The agent indicated that the filly would like be trained by Hall of Fame Trainer Shug McGaughey.
Out of Grade II winner Letgomyecho, who has produced eight winners from 10 to race, this filly is also a half-sister to Grade III winner J Boys Echo, Grade III-placed Unbridled Outlaw, and stakes-placed Dragic. Her sisters are already proving that she should be a good producer as well with one the dam of Grade II-placed Shooters Shoot and another the dam of two stakes-placed runners.
So far this year, the filly ties for the spot as the third most expensive yearling of the year in North American and she is also the most expensive filly sold so far in 2021.