American Pharoah paddock

$380,000 Filly for Pharoah During Keeneland Book 3

American Pharoah was again in demand during Book 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, led by a $380,000 filly purchased by Taproot for Lee Lewis.

Bred by RMJ Stables, the filly went through the ring as part of the Crestwood Farm consignment out of a half-sister to Grade I Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, Grade I winner Hot Dixie Chick, and Grade II winner Positive Spirit. Hot Dixie Chick has also been a prolific producer as the dam of Grade I winner Pauline’s Pearl, stakes winner Union Jackson and stakes placed Marsalis.

American Pharoah was also the sire of a $250,000 purchase by Tommy Town Thoroughbreds out of Athena.

Offered by Four Star Sales after selling at last year’s Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, the filly bred by Mary Grum is a half-sister to one winner from one to race. Athena herself was successful on the track as a seven-time winner who counted three stakes victories among those wins.

This family also includes Grade I winners Peeping Tom, Traitor, and Beach Control among others.

American Pharoah has seen 35 yearlings sell for an average of $238,057 and gross of $8.332 million during the first six sessions of this sale.