$700,000 American Pharoah Filly at Saratoga
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah made his mark late on the first day of the 2021 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale when a full sister to his Group II Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint winner Four Wheel Drive was the third most expensive filly of the session when fetching $700,000 ($A954,748).
Sold to Red Bud LLC from Paramount Sales, the filly bred by Glenvale Stud is also a half-sister to Saturday’s Listed Kentucky Downs TVG Preview Turf Sprint Stakes winner Born Great.
The three stakes-winners are out of remarkable producer and stakes winner Funfair, who has the perfect record of three winners from three to race.
Funfair has a Justify colt to follow and is now back in foal to American Pharoah.
American Pharoah’s only other yearling sold on day one was a $300,000 ($A409,178) colt from Randie’s Legend that was bought by MV Magnier from Ballysax Bloodstock as agent for HNR Nothhaft Horse Racing.
American Pharoah is headed back to Australia this spring at a fee of $95,000 with his oldest Australian progeny now three year-olds.