American Pharoah paddock

$1-Million Pharoah Daughter Top Filly at OBS March

Donato Lanni went to $1 million to secure American Pharoah’s daughter out of Just Parker for Baoma Corp during the second OBS March Two-Year-Olds In Training Sale to earn the honor of most expensive filly at the sale.

Consigned by Top Line Sales, the filly was bred by Torie Gladwell and E.V.S. Corp in Kentucky and was going through the ring for the first time. Breezing in :10.0 last week, she is a half-sister to three winners from four to race. Her dam is a half-sister to stakes winners Qahira, Stormin’ Lyon and Quick Flip with Quick Flip also the dam of Grade II winner and multiple Grade I-placed Following Sea among three stakes performers.

"This filly had everything," Lanni told Blood-Horse. "She's a homebred, and she is just a queen. I'm very happy this was the one I wanted for them. The Chus came (to the sale) just for her. I told them I needed them here. They are so good for the industry. This filly will go to Bob Baffert, and we are pumped.”

The two other American Pharoahs sold at the sale are headed to Japan after Katsumi Yoshida purchased a colt out of Blue Bahia for $380,000 earlier in the session. During the first session, Toshiyuki Fukumori purchased a colt out of Sweet Tooth Sweety for $350,000.

A dual stakes winner and eight-time victress herself Blue Bahia is one of three stakes performers out of the stakes winning Chocolate Brown, who has produced eight winners from 10 to race. Four-time winner Sweet Tooth Sweety is a half-sister to stakes-placed B R’s Girl, the dam of stakes winning Factorofwon.

It’s been a top year for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, who has sired two 2022 Grade I winners in the past month.