22nd Stakes-Winner for American Pharoah
Top class sire American Pharoah has been churning out stakes-winners this year with progressive mare Skygaze (4m American Pharoah x Skyscape, by Marquetry) adding to the tally when taking out the $100,000 Belle Mahone Stakes (1 and 1/16th m) at Woodbine in Canada on Sunday.
Placed twice previously in Group III races, the Mark Casse trained mare scored a well deserved three length victory taking her overall record to five wins from 11 starts with prizemoney in excess of $185,000.
A $300,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale purchase, Skygaze runs for Tracy Farmer and is a half-sister to Group II winner Sky Cape and stakes-winner Sunny Skies being one of nine winners from terrific producer Skyscape.
She becomes the 22nd stakes-winner for American Pharoah, who is back in Australia this spring standing at a fee of $49,500.
American Pharoah has been in hot form this year siring 14 stakes-winners since January 1 headed by his Japanese Group I winner Café Pharoah.