Another Turf Group Winner for American Pharoah
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah added a ninth stakes-winner to his tally at Saratoga on Friday when progressive colt Turned Aside (3c American Pharoah x Sustained, by War Front) scored a dominant win in the Grade III Quick Call Stakes (5½ f.) on turf.
Trained by Linda Rice, Turned Aside quickly put himself in a prominent position to be among the leaders and kept up a strong gallop to win by a length and three-quarters.
Stakes-placed at his previous start, Turned Aside has the overall record of three wins and three placings from seven starts with nearly $180,000 in prizemoney.
A homebred runner for Paul Pompa, Jr., Turned Aside is the first runner out of Group III placed dam Sustained from the family of Group II winner Good and Tough. Pompa has already enjoyed success with American Pharoah having bred Japanese Group winner Café Pharoah.
Last year’s Champion North American Freshman Sire now leads all Second-Crop sires by both stakes winners and black type horses in 2020.
His first Australian bred progeny will race next season and American Pharoah is back in Australia this spring at a fee of $55,000.