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$1.65 Million American Pharoah Colt

The 2019 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale produced strong results on Wednesday with a colt by American Pharoah from Spice Island selling for $1,650,000 to be the second highest priced horse of the session.

Consigned by Eddie Woods as agent, the star colt was snapped up by Jamie McCalmont as agent for MV Magnier.

“He didn’t do the fastest time [:10 2/5], but his gallop out was one of the fastest gallop outs. He just kept going at the same pace. He comes from a great place to buy horses with Eddie Woods. Let’s hope he can be somewhere close to where his father was,” McCalmont said.

The colt is a half-brother to Grade I Florida Derby winner Ice Box from stakes-winner Spice Island and was a successful pinhook having been bought for just $215,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

“He is a Pharoah. They have style, they move, they have class, they are quiet. This horse was beautiful. He has a head on him you’d kill for,” said Eddie Woods.

“He went in :10 2/5, but it is not the work. That is the thing. You see, the :9 4/5 don’t win Derbies. They win first time out and might win something going around one turn. The good horses are the ones that gallop on out and are the big, free-moving horses with pedigree.”